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Tony Allen: First Team All Defense For Real

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The NBA today announced via Twitter the ALL-NBA defensive today, with a not-so-surprising Grizzly on the roster.

For those of you that don't speak Twitter:

  • DPOY Kawhi Leonard
  • Chris Paul
  • Draymond Green
  • Tony Allen
  • Deandre Jordan

With all seriousness, this team should be called the "Tony Allen First Team All Defense."

This is a well deserved honor for Tony, the best perimeter defender in the league.  It is something to be able to say to a guy "Go out there and guard ___" and Tony can do it.  Tony Allen received 88 of the 129 possible first place votes, and 207 points, trailing only Leonard and Green.


  • Anthony Davis
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Andrew Bogut
  • John Wall
  • Tim Duncan

Other Grizzlies who received votes

  • Marc Gasol- 18 (2)
  • Mike Conley - 6 (2)
  • Zach Randolph- 1

Former Grizzlies also receiving votes

  • DeMarre Carroll- 11 (1)
  • Pau Gasol- 3
  • Hassan Whiteside- 2 (1)

Most hilarious vote(s)

  • James Harden- 2