NBA All-Defensive Teams, Players with the Most Selections.

This is the complete list with all the players that have been selected for All-Defensive teams, ordered by total player selections.

Player with more selections

Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan,
15 times selected for an All-Defensive Team

NBA Honors: All-Defensive Teams

The voting panel for the NBA All-Defensive Teams consists of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who are asked to select All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position.

Two points are awarded to each player for a First Team vote and one point is awarded for a Second Team vote.Coaches are not permitted to vote for players from their own team.

Tim Duncan leads all players with a total of 15 selections. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are second with 12 selections each. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA all-time scoring leader was selected for these teams 11 times.

More about the All-Defensive Teams:
Year by Year / Players with more selections / Players with more selections for the 1st. Team


Players with more selections to NBA All-Defensive Teams

  Player Total Selections All-Defensive
First Team
All-Defensive
Second Team
  Tim Duncan 15 8 7
  Kobe Bryant 12 9 3
  Kevin Garnett 12 9 3
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11 5 6
  Scottie Pippen 10 8 2
  Michael Jordan 9 9 -
  Gary Payton 9 9 -
  Bobby Jones 9 8 1
  Chris Paul 9 7 2
  Dennis Johnson 9 6 3
  Hakeem Olajuwon 9 5 4
  Jason Kidd 9 4 5
  Dennis Rodman 8 7 1
  Bruce Bowen 8 5 3
  Michael Cooper 8 5 3
  John Havlicek 8 5 3
  David Robinson 8 4 4
  Norm Van Lier 8 3 5
  Walt Frazier 7 7 -
  Dave DeBusschere 6 6 -
  LeBron James 6 5 1
  Ben Wallace 6 5 1
  Jerry Sloan 6 4 2
  Tony Allen 6 3 3
  Kevin McHale 6 3 3
  Dikembe Mutombo 6 3 3
  Mookie Blaylock 6 2 4
  Alvin Robertson 6 2 4
  Maurice Cheeks 5 4 1
  Joe Dumars 5 4 1
  Dwight Howard 5 4 1
  Sidney Moncrief 5 4 1
  Jerry West 5 4 1
  Mark Eaton 5 3 2
  Dan Roundfield 5 3 2
  Paul Silas 5 2 3
  Nate Thurmond 5 2 3
  Don Chaney 5 - 5
  John Stockton 5 - 5
  Don Buse 4 4 -
  Kawhi Leonard 4 3 1
  Karl Malone 4 3 1
  Marcus Camby 4 2 2
  Rajon Rondo 4 2 2
  Buck Williams 4 2 2
  Metta World Peace 4 2 2
  Doug Christie 4 1 3
  Quinn Buckner 4 - 4
  Horace Grant 4 - 4
  Tayshaun Prince 4 - 4
  Draymond Green 3 3 -
  Serge Ibaka 3 3 -
  Joakim Noah 3 2 1
  Paul Pressey 3 2 1
  Tyson Chandler 3 1 2
  Dave Cowens 3 1 2
  Paul George 3 1 2
  Andrei Kirilenko 3 1 2
  Larry Nance 3 1 2
  Larry Bird 3 - 3
  P.J. Brown 3 - 3
  Jimmy Butler 3 - 3
  T.R. Dunn 3 - 3
  Patrick Ewing 3 - 3
  Eddie Jones 3 - 3
  Bob Love 3 - 3
  Shaquille O'Neal 3 - 3
  Dwyane Wade 3 - 3
  Wilt Chamberlain 2 2 -
  Gus Johnson 2 2 -
  Caldwell Jones 2 2 -
  DeAndre Jordan 2 2 -
  Alonzo Mourning 2 2 -
  Micheal Ray Richardson 2 2 -
  Bill Walton 2 2 -
  Raja Bell 2 1 1
  Patrick Beverley 2 1 1
  Avery Bradley 2 1 1
  E.C. Coleman 2 1 1
  Lionel Hollins 2 1 1
  Andre Iguodala 2 1 1
  Maurice Lucas 2 1 1
  Moses Malone 2 1 1
  Rodney McCray 2 1 1
  Charles Oakley 2 1 1
  Tree Rollins 2 1 1
  Shane Battier 2 - 2
  Chauncey Billups 2 - 2
  Jim Brewer 2 - 2
  Bill Bridges 2 - 2
  Anthony Davis 2 - 2
  Derek Harper 2 - 2
  Elvin Hayes 2 - 2
  Eddie Johnson 2 - 2
  Dan Majerle 2 - 2
  Derrick McKey 2 - 2
  Nate McMillan 2 - 2
  Theo Ratliff 2 - 2
  Clifford Robinson 2 - 2
  Kermit Washington 2 - 2
  Jamaal Wilkes 2 - 2
  Bob Dandridge 1 1 -
  Rudy Gobert 1 1 -
  Larry Hughes 1 1 -
  Willis Reed 1 1 -
  Bill Russell 1 1 -
  Gerald Wallace 1 1 -
  Slick Watts 1 1 -
  Giannis Antetokounmpo 1 - 1
  Andrew Bogut 1 - 1
  Manute Bol 1 - 1
  Dudley Bradley 1 - 1
  Joe Caldwell 1 - 1
  M.L. Carr 1 - 1
  Jim Cleamons 1 - 1
  Mike Conley 1 - 1
  Luol Deng 1 - 1
  Marc Gasol 1 - 1
  Artis Gilmore 1 - 1
  A.C. Green 1 - 1
  Danny Green 1 - 1
  Bob Gross 1 - 1
  Bill Hanzlik 1 - 1
  Roy Hibbert 1 - 1
  Kirk Hinrich 1 - 1
  George Johnson 1 - 1
  Rudy LaRusso 1 - 1
  Fat Lever 1 - 1
  Rick Mahorn 1 - 1
  Anthony Mason 1 - 1
  Paul Millsap 1 - 1
  Bobby Phills 1 - 1
  Jim Price 1 - 1
  Mike Riordan 1 - 1
  Andre Roberson 1 - 1
  Tom Sanders 1 - 1
  Thabo Sefolosha 1 - 1
  Lonnie Shelton 1 - 1
  Jack Sikma 1 - 1
  Josh Smith 1 - 1
  Phil Smith 1 - 1
  Eric Snow 1 - 1
  Latrell Sprewell 1 - 1
  John Starks 1 - 1
  Brian Taylor 1 - 1
  Dick Van Arsdale 1 - 1
  Anderson Varejao 1 - 1
  Danny Vranes 1 - 1
  John Wall 1 - 1
  Scott Wedman 1 - 1
  Hassan Whiteside 1 - 1
  Micheal Williams 1 - 1