Avery Bradley wasn’t selected to either the 1st or 2nd NBA All-Defense teams and that is absolutely crazy. Needless to say, Avery was not too happy about it.
Avery Bradley is one of the best on ball defenders in the league and I think anyone who has been covered by him knows that.
Isaiah Thomas, Jared Sullinger and even Devin Booker (who scored 70 points against the C’s) all took to Twitter to show their disgust with the snub.
Devin Booker couldn’t be more right, Avery Bradley does deserve it. It’s one thing to be left off the 1st team, but to not even make a team is insane. Avery covers every teams best ball handler and is all over them all game long. Remember the fits Avery Bradley would give Kyrie Irving?
Avery was all up in Kyrie’s mug. His defense was so good it made it look like they were doing a rehearsed dance.
Last season, Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum praised Avery’s defense. Lillard called him the “best perimeter defender in the league” and CJ said that there is no one in the Western Conference like Avery Bradley on defense. I’m not sure why the guys voting can’t see the same things.
How can you possibly tell me that Chris Paul is a better on ball defender than Avery? Yes, Chris Paul averaged more steals, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Look at the video of Avery on Kyrie, can you really see Chris Paul doing that? I can’t. I’m not trying to say Chris Paul doesn’t belong or isn’t a good defender, I just think Avery is better.
To me. this voting system is completely flawed. It is also very strange that Kawhi, who is arguably the best overall defender in the league and covers almost every position, gets 6 second team votes. I also find it strange that Anthony Davis gets 0 first team votes.
I don’t care who you like or if you agree with the picks, but saying that Avery Bradley isn’t one of the top 10 defenders in the league is as Stephen A. Smith would say, blasphemous.
Isiah Thomas All-Defense?For what it’s worth, Isaiah Thomas received a vote for the All-Defense team. I’m not sure how, but it is actually hilarious and proves there’s a flaw in the system. There should probably be like a prerequisite to be considered for the All-Defense team. I’m not sure what that should be, but whatever it is, IT probably should not qualify.