2014 NBA All-Defensive Team: Golden State Warriors wing Andre Iguodala earns First Team honor

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

While Andre Iguodala gets the first All-Defensive First Team recognition of his career, he's also just the second Warriors player ever to receive such an honor.

Golden State Warriors fans pined for Andre Iguodala for years and although he wasn't consistent offensively, the national media took notice of what he did for the team on the defensive end this past season.

And given that he's known for his defensive ability, it's almost surprising that he's just now earning his first NBA All-Defensive First Team selection after his 10th season.

Iguodala earned 57 first team votes and 148 total points to get the first NBA All-Defensive First Team selection - and just the second defensive recognition of any kind - of his career. He was last selected to the All-Defensive Team in 2011 when he earned a second team selection.

Player

1st Team FWD

1st Team CTR

1st Team GRD

Total First Team Votes

2nd Team FWD

2nd Team CTR

2nd Team GRD

Second Team Votes

Total points

Noah, Joakim

18

87

0

105

3

10

0

13

223

George, Paul

40

0

25

65

26

0

5

31

161

Paul, Chris

0

0

64

64

0

0

28

28

156

Ibaka, Serge

53

1

0

54

42

2

0

44

152

Iguodala, Andre

27

0

30

57

22

0

12

34

148

Player

1st Team FWD

1st Team CTR

1st Team GRD

Total First Team Votes

2nd Team FWD

2nd Team CTR

2nd Team GRD

Second Team Votes

Total points

James, LeBron

55

0

2

57

18

0

2

20

134

Beverly, Patrick

1

0

43

44

0

0

24

24

112

Butler, Jimmy

1

0

28

29

2

0

43

45

103

Leonard, Kawhi

11

0

5

16

44

0

13

57

89

Hibbert, Roy

0

15

0

15

0

46

0

46

76

Vote breakdown for the 2014 NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams (scroll left to right to view full table).

For the Warriors' organization, the selection is almost as significant of a milestone: not only is Iguodala the first Warriors player to earn All-Defensive recognition since Latrell Sprewell was named to the second team back in the 1993-94 season, but he's just the second player to be named to the First Team in franchise history and the first guard to do so.

No other Warriors player earned first team votes this season - Klay Thompson (5) and Andrew Bogut (4) were the only other Warriors to receive multiple votes.

If it wasn't already strange enough that a Warriors player got consideration for his defensive contributions, we also know that David Lee earned as many votes as Draymond Green.

And thanks to voting transparency, we know exactly who voted for Lee (Al McCoy/KTAR Phoenix) - I don't know whether it makes it better or worse that it wasn't a local guy. But shout out to ESPN's Mike Tirico for giving Draymond Green a vote - I'll listen to his commentary in a whole new light now.

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