According to ESPN Boston, John Holliger has cast his NBA All-Defensive Team ballot, and Kevin Garnett was awarded first team honors in the power forward slot. Said Hollinger:
The power forward crop doesn't overwhelm with top-tier candidates this year, but Garnett is a glaring exception. Even if his own numbers weren't off the charts -- for a team that's already great defensively -- one would have to consider KG for the way his manic intensity rubs off on the rest of the team. Throw in his renewed vigor after struggling with bad knees a year ago, and he's a no-brainer first-team pick.No other Celtic players were named to the first or second teams, but Rondo and Pierce garnered third team recognition with the following notes:
"It's hard leaving (Rondo) out of the top two when he's the unquestioned top dog at this position when he's at the top of his game... Pierce's offense gets all the press, but he may be the league's most underrated defender."
Read the full article on ESPN Boston. Danielle Hobeika 4/06/2011 10:57:00 PM Tweet