The NBA All-Defensive First Team was named on Wednesday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo one of two Milwaukee Bucks stars.
Gobert, Antetokounmpo and George all had nearly identical point totals to secure spots on the team.
Marcus Smart has one particular word for anyone blaming Kyrie Irving for the Boston Celtics' series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
"It's four other guys out there, 13 other guys on the team. Coaches and everything. To just blame it on one guy is bulls—," Smart said.
Smart, who tore his oblique in mid-April, was cleared for contact Sunday and even got in a full practice.
The team announced Smart was cleared for contact, adding that he played 3-on-3 Saturday and was a full participant in practice Sunday.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is nearing a return after an oblique injury.
Smart participated in some one-on-one drills that involved contact at Celtics’ practice Thursday, according to NBC Sports Boston.
"I don’t see any way that he’s available until whatever his timeline hits that we thought initially," the Celtics coach said Sunday.
“I know he’s not close to playing,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said Tuesday. “I know he’s progressed well, but I don’t know what that means."