The NBA released their First and Second All Defensive Teams and two Sixers found their names listed.
Robert Covington, who was among the league leaders in deflections was named to the First Team alongside Jrue Holiday, Victor Oladipo, Anthony Davis, and Rudy Gobert.
Joel Embiid, who was among the top 3 finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the Second Team with Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, and Dejounte Murray.
NBA All-Defensive First team:— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) May 23, 2018
Full voting breakdown. Anthony Davis had a great all-around season, but I’m, uh, a little dubious of the voting discrepancy between he and Embiid. pic.twitter.com/jRLXKAuKY2— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) May 23, 2018
A heartfelt congratulations to both Robert and Joel from all of us here at LB!