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Josh Richardson snubbed from NBA All-Defensive Teams

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After performing at an elite level defensively all season, Josh was snubbed, placing 16th in All-Defensive Team voting.

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It’s no secret that Josh Richardson is one of the best defensive players in the NBA. This season Josh recorded over 120 steals and 70 blocks. Which only two other players managed to do (Ben Simmons and Robert Covington) according to Simon Smith of Hoops Habit.

Unfortunately, Josh did not qualify for the All-NBA Defensive Team after finishing 16th in voting.

Couper Moorhead does a great job breaking down Josh’s defensive ability here:

Josh was a beast in the playoffs and consistent nearly all season. Erik Spoelstra has been vocal about him being deserving of the All-NBA Defensive Team honor, but it appears others disagree.

Josh himself was surprised with the decision tweeting this earlier today:

One things for certain, Josh is going to have a chip on his shoulder next season.