It follows what we had seen for the NBA's All-Defensive teams, which were announced earlier on Monday. This past season, the subtraction of Andrew Bogut and addition of Kevin Durant meant less offensive work but far more defensive work for Green.
Paul was named to the first team for the sixth consecutive season and seventh time overall while Beverley was selected for the first time.
First-team vote gave players two points while the second-team vote only accounted for one point. His 1.25 steals per game ranked fifth among all power forwards.
Both players received all 100 first-team votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
Gobert won the first-team votes of 97 of the 100 voters who make up the balloting for the annual award, given out since 1968-69. Roberson played his first three seasons in the league primarily as a shooting guard and typically guards the other team's top perimeter player whether it's a point guard, shooting guard or small forward. Wall was named to the second team in 2015 alongside Davis. Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid had the best mark in the league for players who defended five shots or more per game at the rim (40.8 percent). This includes the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and MVP awards, which the San Antonio Spurs will be represented in.
Like Green, Leonard was named to the first team for the third time. His defensive box plus/minus was 5.0, the best in the league, and the Warriors recorded a 99.3 defensive rating in the 2,471 minutes that Green spent on the floor during the regular season.
San Antonio reached the Western Conference Finals in its first season without Duncan, who retired last July.