Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner was not selected to either of the NBA’s All-Defensive teams that were announced today.
At the center position, Rudy Gobert was selected for the first team and Joel Embiid was selected for the second team. Turner, the league’s leading shot blocker, received just one vote for first team and 37 for second team.
Turner was unhappy with the results calling it “blatant disrespect” on Twitter.
Kevin Pritchard replied to his center’s tweet with, “We know Myles!”
Thad Young, who received a pair of votes for second team, came to Turner’s defense.
Turner improved his defensive acumen from previous seasons with better footwork and being in position to block or challenge shots at the rim more often. His 2.7 blocks per game and 8.4 block percentage led the entire league.
Turner responded to not being one of the final nominees for Defensive Player of the Year earlier this week with a blue cap emoji 🧢 and did the same with the news today with two of them.
It looks like Turner will have plenty of extra motivation for his workouts this summer.