Saturday, May 21, 2022

NBA named Marcus Smart, Robert Williams to All-Defensive Teams

The NBA announced Friday night the All-Defensive Teams for the 2021-22 campaign and the Celtics were well represented with Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III.

Smart, the current Defensive Player of the Year, finished with the most first-team votes of 99. Williams was named to the All-Defensive second team, receiving three first-team votes and 64 second-team votes.

This is Smart's third occasion being named All-Defense and all three times getting voted on the All-Defensive First Team as arguably the league's best defensive guard, while this is Williams' first nod for All-Defensive team honors.

The Celtics, who finished with the NBA's best Defensive Rating for the 2021-22 season, had a league-high six total players who received votes for All-NBA Defensive Teams including -- Jayson Tatum (one First Team vote, two Second Team votes), Jaylen Brown (one First Team vote), Al Horford (one First Team vote) and Derrick White (three Second Team votes).

Joel Pavón

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