Camby, Batum get All-Defensive votes

No Blazer made the NBA’s All-Defensive Teams this season, as voted on by all 30 head coaches. Nate McMillan was not permitted to vote for any of his own players, so no salt required when you see Marcus Camby received 12 second-team votes and one first-team, while Nic Batum garnered two second-team votes. Here’s the breakdown, cut off when it becomes players who just received one vote, for space:

2009-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
Position        Player,   Team  1st     2nd     Points
Center  Dwight Howard, Orlando  28      1               57
Guard   Rajon Rondo, Boston     23      4               50
Forward LeBron James, Cleveland 20      5               45
Guard   Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers        13      8               34
Forward Gerald Wallace, Charlotte       11      8               30

2009-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

Position        Player,   Team  1st     2nd       Points
Center  Tim Duncan, San Antonio 8       5               21
Guard   Dwyane Wade, Miami      8       4               20
Forward Josh Smith, Atlanta     6       8               20
Forward Anderson Varejao, Cleveland     2       11              15
Guard   Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City  3       8               14

Other  players  receiving  votes
,  with  point  totals (First Team votes in
parentheses):  Jason  Kidd, Dallas, 12 (4); Marcus Camby, Portland, 12 (1);
Ron Artest, 11 (3); Deron Williams, Utah, 10, (2); Kirk Hinrich, Chicago, 9
(1);  Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 8; Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee, 8 (1); Arron
Afflalo,  Denver,  6  (1);  Kenyon  Martin,  Denver,  5 (1); Kevin Garnett,
Boston,  5  (1);  Grant  Hill,  Phoenix,  4  (2);  Joakim Noah, Chicago, 4;
Kendrick  Perkins,  Boston,  4  (1);  Shane Battier, Houston, 4 (1); Andrei
Kirilenko,  Utah, 3 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 3; Trevor Ariza,
Houston,  3 (1); Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 2; George Hill, San Antonio,
2  (1);  Jermaine  O’Neal, Miami, 2 (1); Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 2 (1); Lamar
Odom,  L.A.  Lakers,  2  (1);  Luis  Scola,  Houston, 2; Manu Ginobili, San
Antonio,  2  (1);  Nicolas  Batum,  Portland,  2;

As you can see, Camby was only a handful of votes away from sneaking onto the second-team, though he would have had to beat out Tim Duncan to do so.

Topics: All Defensive Teams, Basketball, Marcus Camby, Nate McMillan, NBA General, Nicolas Batum, Portland Trail Blazers

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