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Avery Bradley misses cut on All Defense teams

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His teammates were not pleased.

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Avery Bradley has been recognized as one of the best defenders in the game by most observers.  Unfortunately not enough of those observers voted for him to be on the first or second team All Defense squads.

Boston Celtics teammates come to All-Defense of Avery Bradley - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN

Bradley finished 14th in voting for the five-member first and second teams. The fifth-year guard spotted on 21 ballots cast by 129 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned five first-team votes.

Synergy Sports' defensive data suggests that Bradley allowed 0.86 points per play this season, which ranked merely in the 53rd percentile among all league players. For sake of comparison, during Bradley's All-Defense season of 2012-13, he limited opponents to a mere 0.697 points per play, which was the best mark in the league among qualifiers.

A few of his teammates posted their reactions on twitter.

Teammate Marcus Smart got himself 2 second team votes.  My guess is that number will increase as the years progress.

On another note, Rajon Rondo was hilariously got one vote as well.