NBA announces 2023-24 All-Defense Teams

May 21, 2024, 11:43 AM

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With the 2023-24 regular season in the rearview, the NBA has announced their All-Defense first and second-team players.

Of course, Defensive Player of the Year, Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert, led the votes and was the only player to receive nothing but first-team votes. Joining Gobert on the first team is San Antonio’s Victor Wembanyama, Miami’s Bam Adebayo, New Orleans’ Herb Jones, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis.

According to NBA Communications, Wembanyama is the sixth rookie to earn a spot on the Kia NBA All-Defensive Team.

The previous five were Tim Duncan (1997-98), David Robinson (1989-90), Manute Bol (1985-86), Hakeem Olajuwon (1984-85), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Pretty solid company for the first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

The 2023-24 All-NBA Second Team is comprised of Chicago’s Alex Caruso, Orlando’s Jalen Suggs, Boston’s Derrick White, Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels, and Boston’s Jrue Holiday.

Between those who were awarded the honors, only the Celtics and Timberwolves, the top two ranked defenses in the regular season, had multiple players named to All-Defense teams.

Barely missing the cut were Oklahoma City’s Lugentz Dort, Los Angeles’ Kawhi Leonard, Oklahoma City’s Chet Holmgren, Cleveland’s Jarrett Allen, Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.

From Sacramento’s standpoint, both De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis received a first-team vote, but neither came close to making the either team.

When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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