A year after landing on the NBA All-Defensive second team, Anthony Davis was shut out Wednesday.
The Pelicans forward received votes in the All-Defensive voting, but not enough to crack either the first or second team.
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was a unanimous choice on the All-Defensive first team. Warriors forward Draymond Green, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and guards Avery Bradley of the Celtics and Chris Paul of the Clippers also made the first team.
Forwards Paul Millsap of the Hawks and Paul George of the Pacers, center Hassan Whiteside of the Heat and guards Tony Allen of the Grizzlies and Jimmy Butler of the Bulls made up the second team.
George’s 48 total votes were the fewest among players who made either team. Davis received 24 votes, including three first-team votes. Davis, who was the only Pelicans player to receive votes, ranked 11th among other players receiving votes.
Last season, Davis was a second-team selection with 155 total points — 47 first-team votes and 61 second-team votes. He was the leading vote-getter among second-team All-Defensive selections in 2014-15 after averaging 2.9 blocked shots per game.
This season, Davis’ blocked shots dropped to two per game, and the percentage of opponents’ two-point shots he blocked fell from 6.2 percent to a career-low 4.7. The Pelicans fell from 45 wins a year ago to 30 this season, when they ranked 28th in the NBA in defensive rating, allowing 107.3 points per 100 possessions.