Three members of the Philadelphia 76ers have made the NBA’s All-Defensive teams for the 2020-21 season. Ben Simmons made the First Team for the second straight season, while Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle made the Second Team.
Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons both received NBA All-Defensive First Team votes on all 100 ballots.
As a deserving Defensive Player of the Year finalist, Simmons making the First Team should have always been a lock.
Conversation around the Sixers will quickly shift back to their series against the Atlanta Hawks, but having three players make the league’s All-Defensive teams is an impressive accomplishment.