BOSTON (CBS) – Though many will remember his 2012-13 season for a lackluster performance in the playoffs, NBA head coaches know the defense that Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley brings to the floor each and every night.
For that, Bradley was voted to the NBA’s All-Defensive second team on Monday.
Bradley received 10 first-team votes and five second-team votes from the other 29 NBA head coaches (Doc Rivers cannot vote for his own players), and was the only Celtics player to receive votes this season.
Bradley was named to the second-team along with Memphis’ Mike Conley and Marc Gasol (the NBA’s defensive player of the year), San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Indiana’s Paul George.
Former Celtic Tony Allen led all players in total points for the voting, and is joined by Miami’s LeBron James, Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka, New York’s Tyson Chanlder, Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul on NBA All-Defensive first team.