The snubs keep on coming for Hassan Whiteside.
After finishing third in the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year voting last month, the NBA's leader in blocked shots this season was head scratchingly named to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team on Wednesday.
Whiteside was beat out for the top spot among centers by the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, who had three more first-team votes and five more second-team votes than Whiteside. The Heat's center finished sixth among all vote-getters with 141 points.
Jordan had a slightly better defensive rating (100.3) than Whiteside (101.5) according to the NBA's stats page. But the Heat center still averaged 3.8 blocks to Jordan's 2.3. Whiteside also defended more field goals at the rim (769) than any other player in the league.
Whiteside’s 9.7 block percentage was the highest in the NBA and no other player had a percentage higher than 6.1. According to Basketball Reference, Whiteside's defensive rating of 95 was the best in the NBA this season and the best rating in the league over the last five years.
He became just the second player in NBA history to block at least 250 shots and shoot over 60 percent (.606) from the field, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who accomplished the feat during the 1979-80 season. Whiteside also became only the third player over the last 20 years to post at least 1,000 points (1,040) and block at least 250 shots, joining Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo.
Whiteside recorded 22 five-plus block games, the second-most during a single-season in team history and blocked multiple shots in 23-striaght overall games, the longest such streak in franchise history. He also blocked multiple shots in 21 consecutive games to start the season, the third-longest streak to start a season over the last 30 years, only Mark Eaton (1988-89) and Shaquille O’Neal (1992-93) had longer streaks.
Whiteside also led Miami in rebounds a team-high 55 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds a team-high 53 times, just three short of tying the single-season team record of 56 held by Rony Seikaly in 1991-92.
2015-16 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 130 (1st team votes), 0 (2nd team votes), 260 points
Draymond Green, Golden State, 123 (1st team votes), 5 (2nd team votes), 251 points
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 47 (1st team votes), 43 (2nd team votes), 137 points
Avery Bradley, Boston, 62 (1st team votes), 25 (2nd team votes), 149 points
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers, 59 (1st team votes), 30 (2nd team votes), 148 points
2015-16 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM
Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 11 (1st team votes), 75 (2nd team votes), 97 points
Paul George, Indiana, 5 (1st team votes), 38 (2nd team votes), 48 points
Hassan Whiteside, Miami, 44 (1st team votes), 38 (2nd team votes), 126 points
Tony Allen, Memphis, 44 (1st team votes), 33 (2nd team votes), 121 points
Jimmy Butler, Chicago, 18 (1st team votes), 26 (2nd team votes), 62 points
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Rudy Gobert, Utah, 64 (17); Klay Thompson, Golden State, 49 (16); Jae Crowder, Boston, 47 (3); LeBron James, Cleveland, 43 (5); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 43 (9); Danny Green, San Antonio, 39 (9); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 35 (12); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 33 (5); Ricky Rubio, Minnesota, 30 (6); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit, 27 (3); Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 24 (3); Andre Drummond, Detroit, 14 (5); Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 14 (1); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 13 (3); Andre Iguodala, Golden State, 13 (3); Patrick Beverley, Houston, 11 (1); Al Horford, Atlanta, 7 (1); Marcus Smart, Boston, 7 (2); John Wall, Washington, 6; Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee, 3; Trevor Ariza, Houston, 3; Kent Bazemore, Atlanta, 3; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 3 (1); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 3 (1); Nicolas Batum, Charlotte, 2; Victor Oladipo, Orlando, 2 (1); LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 1; Harrison Barnes, Golden State, 1; Bismack Biyombo, Toronto, 1; Mike Conley, Memphis, 1; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 1; Derrick Favors, Utah, 1; George Hill, Indiana, 1; Wesley Matthews, Dallas, 1; Luc Mbah a Moute, Los Angeles Clippers; Kristaps Porzingis, New York, 1; Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 1; Mike Scott, Atlanta, 1; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 1.