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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson named All-Defense Second Team

We can save analyzing if Wall deserved to make the team, and over who for another time, but we can also take time out here to point out the some of the defensive efforts Wall displayed on the season.Joining the finalists for the NBA’s top defensive award on the first team were guards Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets. The last two years, the Warriors’ defensive stud has fell short to the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard.Green and teammate Kawhi Leonard-who was a First Team All-Defensive selection as a forward-helped lift the Spurs to a 61-21 record this past season. He’s the fourth Rockets player in franchise history to earn First Team All-Defense honors, but the first since Scottie Pippen in 1999.Green led the league in steals per game and defensive box plus/minus during the 2016-17 campaign. Green paced the field with 434 total points, including 73 first-place votes. He’s up for the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year and NBA MVP awards on Monday night.Gobert finished third in the voting for the award, with 113 points, which trailed both Antetokounmpo (428 points) and the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (161 points).Recognized for his disruptive play in opposing back courts, Roberson started 79 games for the Thunder this past season averaging 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and one block an outing.But as the league announced its first and second teams of top defenders, the Washington Wizards star was nowhere to be found. Golden State finished second in the National Basketball Association in defensive efficiency in 2016-17, and part of that was due to Green acting as they lynchpin. A number of NBA players, including 2017 MVP victor Russell Westbrook, showed off their fashion sense at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City.