Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, Pelicans’ Anthony Davis lead All-Defensive team

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert led the voting for the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive team Wednesday, joined by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and point guard Jrue Holiday, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo and Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who won Defensive Player of the Year last year, was also named to the second team. He was joined by Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford, San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray and Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler.

The winner of Defensive Player of the Year will be announced on June 25.

While Quinn acknowledged that Jones hasn’t been at OTAs, he said he expects him to be present for the start of mandatory minicamp.

“I was fully aware that he wasn’t going to be here for the start of the offseason program, and I was also aware he wasn’t going to be here this past Monday,” Quinn told reporters Tuesday.

“He’s in great shape, and he’s spending some time this offseason working on some of the things he has not been able to over the last offseason, due to some injuries. I do expect him to be here certainly at the minicamp at the end of the offseason program.”

“I think at this time of year, and as business grows around the NFL, I think that’s pretty common for a lot of players to discuss that and wonder where that’s at,” Quinn said. “That’s something that he and I discussed together but as far as anything past that, unless you guys have spoken to Julio, individually or specifically, I think past that would be a lot of speculation.ravens_079

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