Whether he’s grabbing rebounds and slamming home dunks or helping on defense and swatting shots, nothing can change Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner being one of the NBA’s brightest young stars.
So when he doesn’t even get a nod for the All NBA Defense team, it’s going to raise some eyebrows. Especially considering he lead the NBA in blocks with 199 and had a defensive rating of 101.4(good for 5th in the NBA), it’s a bit confusing he didn’t even get a 2nd team vote.
Plenty others shared the same confusion.
First time since 2010-11 league leader in blocks didn’t make NBA All-Defense 1st or 2nd team (Serge Ibaka). Myles Turner had 22 more blocks than any player this season.
— Matt Glenesk (@MattGlenesk) May 22, 2019
You cover the Pacers (Top-3 defense) and have no complaint about Myles Turner not making the team? https://t.co/yl9K3QobVp
— Ry (@JustRyCole) May 22, 2019
I’m sure Turner is upset about this and I don’t even blame him. He was punished for bringing the same defensive style like Rudy Gobert, who got on the All NBA 1st team for primarily being an elite shot blocker, just like Turner. Instead though, Turner was disrespected with no All NBA Defense 1st or 2nd team nod.
Turner had some reaction to the snub and it wasn’t positive.
Flip the page to see Myles Turner’s reaction to not making the All NBA 1st or 2nd Defense teams.