Forward Andre Iguodala became the first Warriors player to be selected NBA All-Defensive First Team since Nate Thurmond in 1970-71, the league announced Monday.
The all-defensive selection is the first for a Warrior since Latrell Sprewell was second team in 1993-94. It is the second career all-defense honor for Iguodala, who was second team as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010-11.
In 63 regular-season games, Iguodala averaged 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.51 steals in 32.4 minutes. In his first season with the Warriors, Iguodala, 30, led the NBA in plus/minus per game, averaging a +9.0 differential while on the court, and ranked tied for eighth in the league with a defensive rating of 96.9 (among qualified players who logged at least 20 minutes per game).