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Predicting NBA All-Defensive first, second teams for 2023-24 season

Here’s our All-Defensive picks for the 2023-24 season.

Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers
Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers posts up on Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on January 04, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Grizzlies defeated the Cavaliers 110-106.
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While many NBA players are recognized for their offensive abilities, the NBA All-Defensive teams do reward those who go the extra mile that side of the court. After all, it is half the battle. Unlike the All-NBA teams, All-Defensive teams have never been selected with positional constraints. The only rule change for the 2023-24 season is the threshold for games played, which sits at 65 to prevent healthy players from resting for too many games even if they don’t feel at 100%.

Here’s a look at our predictions for the All-Defensive first and second team for the 2023-24 NBA season.

All-Defensive First Team

Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday, Boston Celtics
Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

All-Defensive Second Team

OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls
Rudy Gobert, Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers