Isaiah Thomas: Lone All-Defense Voter Is a ‘Real One,’ Hopes to Make 3rd Team

After the NBA released its All-Defensive teams ahead of its first awards show Monday, Twitter boiled over with outrage over one vote. 

Not a selection; a single vote.

One second-team All-Defensive nomination went to Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, statistically one of the worst defenders in the NBA. His Defensive Real Plus-Minus was the league’s lowest outside of Doug McDermott, as Sports Illustrated‘s Ben Golliver noted:

Ole‘s Marcelo Nogueira, the lone Thomas voter, curiously had Stephen Curry on his All-Defensive team as well.

Thomas jokingly appreciated the nod and promised an increased performance next season:

I.T., who placed fifth in MVP voting, also vouched for teammate Avery Bradley:

[Twitter]

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

from Bleacher Report – NBA http://ift.tt/2rZr85e
via IFTTT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s