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Robert Covington Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

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Both Robert Covington and Joel Embiid named to NBA All-Defensive Teams.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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.

A heartfelt congratulations to both Robert and Joel from all of us here at LB!