May 22 (UPI) -- Three of the four finalists for the 2018-19 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award were among those named Wednesday to the 2018-19 NBA All-Defensive First Team.
Gobert earned 196 points, George was second with 195 points and Antetokounmpo third with 193 points.
It is the first time either Smart or Bledsoe was named to an NBA All-Defensive Team.
Named to the second team were New Orleans guard Jrue Holiday, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard.
The Defensive Player of the Year Award will be announced at the league's third annual awards show June 24.