Raptors’ Anunoby makes NBA’s All-Defensive second team

Will Lou and Alex Wong react to Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby's selection to the NBA All-Defensive second team.

Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby has been named to the NBA all-defensive second team.

Anunoby averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and career highs in both steals (1.91) and blocks (0.75), in 67 games this season. He led the NBA in steals per game and total steals (128), becoming the first Raptor to achieve either feat.

Toronto also led the NBA in steals per game with 9.4. The closest teams were New Orleans and Memphis at 8.3.

The six-foot-seven, 232-pound Anunoby received 14 first-team votes and 53 second-team votes.

He is joined by Memphis guard Dillon Brooks of Mississauga, Ont., Boston guard Derrick White, Golden State forward Draymond Green and Miami centre Bam Adebayo.

Here is a look at the complete first and second teams:

First Team

Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls
Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks
Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

Second Team

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
O.G. Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Derrick White, Boston Celtics

The NBA All-Defensive Teams were selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. 

Players were awarded two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one centre for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly.

-With files from the Canadian Press

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