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Noah & George Headline 2014 All-Defensive Teams

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah (Geoff Burke- USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA announced the 2014 All-Defensive teams today. The first team comprises of Defensive Player Of The Year Joakim Noah, Paul George, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka and Andre Iguodala.

The second team consists of LeBron James, Patrick Beverley, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Roy Hibbert.

2014 All Defense Second Team

2014 All Defense Second Team

Lebron is still one of the best defenders in the league, but given Miami finished 11th in defensive rating this season after being a top-five defensive team the last two seasons, it’s not a surprise to see him on the second team instead of the first — where he had finished the last four years.

Players who finished just short of making the second team include DeAndre Jordan and Anthony Davis. You can bet it won’t be long before both are staples on All-Defensive Teams year in and year out, especially in Davis’s case.

Just in case you are curious, James Harden received two votes, which gives us an excuse to present his defensive highlights from this season:

(video via the estimable @J_069)

What do you think of the voting?

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  • SweetdickWilly

    James Harden just being mentioned with the word defense is evidence that America’s drug problem is worse than previously feared.

  • Kwaku Danso

    No Tony Allen? I’m glad to see Dwight still hasn’t got back to the previous levels tho #GoLakers!

  • Kalen Bevy Lipsey

    Harden plays little to no D. maybe when he gets older he will