Already one of this year’s most touted free agents, the LA Clippers’ Chris Paul adds a seventh NBA All-Defensive First Team selection to his impressive list of career accolades.
For the sixth consecutive season, LA Clipper’s point guard Chris Paul has been voted onto the 2017 NBA All-Defensive First team with 61 first team votes and 18 second team votes. His voting point total of 140 was 30 points more than the fifth member of the NBA All-Defensive First team, Houston Rocket’s guard Patrick Beverley.
Paul has made the NBA All-Defensive First team in every season since being traded to the LA Clippers after the ’10-’11 NBA season, with his seventh selection coming when he was with the Hornets in ’09.
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In the 2016-2017 NBA season, Paul finished third in the league in steals with just under 2.0 steals per game, finishing behind John Wall and Draymond Green.
Rebounds are another aspect of NBA defense that often gets overlooked by fans and experts. CP3 was the 10th best rebounding guard in the NBA this season, averaging around five rebounds per game.
Among players who played more than 40 games this season and averaged at least 20 minutes per game, Paul was 10th in Defensive Rating with a 101.3 rating.
Other Clippers that received votes were: DeAndre Jordan with 35 total points and one first team vote, Luc Mbah a Moute with one second team vote (one point) and Austin Rivers with one second team vote (one point).