The NBA released the results of this year's All-Defensive team voting and as expected, John Wall took a big tumble in voting after being named 2nd Team All-Defense last season.
Last season, Wall earned seven votes for First Team All-Defense and 53 for Second Team All-Defense. This time around, Wall only earned six votes, all for second-team:
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According to the NBA's press release, Wall's votes came from Steve Buckhantz (the Wizards' TV play-by-play announcer), Phil Chenier (the Wizards' TV analyst) Glenn Consor (the Wizards' radio analyst), Brian Davis of Fox Sports Oklahoma, Cedric Maxwell of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, and Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Frankly, it's hard to blame voters for not voting as much for Wall this season. The Wizards' defense dropped from 5th to 14th this season. Certainly, he isn't to blame for all of the team's struggles on that end this season, but he certainly didn't help things with his inconsistent performance on that end this season, particularly in the first half of the season.
Wall is still capable of playing at an All-Defensive Team level moving forward, but he'll need to work closely with Scott Brooks to put together a defensive scheme that maximizes his strengths on that end, and hopefully find some help on the offensive end that allows him to expend more effort on defense next season.