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 the most selections

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

NBA Honors: All-Defensive Teams

The NBA All-Defensive Teams are selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters who are asked to vote All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position. Prior to the 2014 season the NBA’s head coaches were the voters and were not permitted to vote for players from their own team.

Two points are awarded to each player for a First Team vote and one point is awarded for a Second Team vote.

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 the most selections / Most selections to the 1st Team

Players with the most 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 -
  Draymond Green 7 4 3
  Kawhi Leonard 7 3 4
  Dave DeBusschere 6 6 -
  Rudy Gobert 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
  Giannis Antetokounmpo 5 4 1
  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
  Jimmy Butler 5 - 5
  Don Chaney 5 - 5
  John Stockton 5 - 5
  Don Buse 4 4 -
  Karl Malone 4 3 1
  Marcus Camby 4 2 2
  Anthony Davis 4 2 2
  Paul George 4 2 2
  Jrue Holiday 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
  Serge Ibaka 3 3 -
  Marcus Smart 3 3 -
  Joakim Noah 3 2 1
  Paul Pressey 3 2 1
  Patrick Beverley 3 1 2
  Tyson Chandler 3 1 2
  Dave Cowens 3 1 2
  Andrei Kirilenko 3 1 2
  Larry Nance 3 1 2
  Bam Adebayo 3 - 3
  Larry Bird 3 - 3
  P.J. Brown 3 - 3
  T.R. Dunn 3 - 3
  Joel Embiid 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 -
  Ben Simmons 2 2 -
  Bill Walton 2 2 -
  Raja Bell 2 1 1
  Eric Bledsoe 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
  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
  Matisse Thybulle 2 - 2
  Kermit Washington 2 - 2
  Jamaal Wilkes 2 - 2
  Mikal Bridges 1 1 -
  Robert Covington 1 1 -
  Bob Dandridge 1 1 -
  Larry Hughes 1 1 -
  Jaren Jackson Jr. 1 1 -
  Victor Oladipo 1 1 -
  Willis Reed 1 1 -
  Bill Russell 1 1 -
  Gerald Wallace 1 1 -
  Slick Watts 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
  Al Horford 1 - 1
  George Johnson 1 - 1
  Rudy LaRusso 1 - 1
  Fat Lever 1 - 1
  Brook Lopez 1 - 1
  Rick Mahorn 1 - 1
  Anthony Mason 1 - 1
  Paul Millsap 1 - 1
  Dejounte Murray 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
  Klay Thompson 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
  Robert Williams III 1 - 1