Camby, Bowen, headline All-Defensive Team
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Denver’s Marcus Camby, the reigning
Defensive Player of the Year, and San Antonio’s Bruce Bowen highlight the
2006-07 NBA All-Defensive Teams.
Camby is making his third appearance on the All-Defensive First Team, while
Bowen, the leading vote getter, was named to the All-Defensive Team for the
Spurs’ forward Tim Duncan, making his 10th appearance, joins Camby and
Bowen on the First Team, along with Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles
Lakers and Phoenix’s Raja Bell.
Bowen received 42 points out of a possible 60, while Duncan finished just
six behind Bowen with 36 points. Camby picked up 34 points respectively
while Bryant had 32 and Bell finished with 25 points.
The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of a pair of Chicago Bulls —
Ben Wallace and Kirk Hinrich — New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, Detroit’s Tayshaun
Prince and Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett.
The voting panel consisted of the league’s 30 head coaches, who were asked to
pick NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position. The coaches were
not permitted to vote for players from their own club.