Bucks’ Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe named to 2018-19 NBA All-Defensive first team
The NBA’s top defensive team is taking home some hardware.
Milwaukee finished the regular season with the league’s top team defensive rating (104.9) and held opponents to league-low 43.3% field-goal percentage.
Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe are the third pair of Bucks teammates to be named to the All-Defensive first team in the same season. This is the first time since Alvin Robertson in 1990-91 that the Bucks have had a player selected to the All-Defensive first team.
Antetokounmpo was named to the second team in 2016-17 but held off the list last season. Bledsoe gets the nod for the first time in his career.