The All-NBA teams have been announced and the first team will be loaded with MVP candidates. There are a lot of great players who made the teams, but if you look hard enough you may see one player who was left out.
- James Harden (unanimous choice)- 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds per game
- Russell Westbrook– 31.6 points, 10.4 assists, 10.7 rebounds per game
- Kawhi Leonard– 25.5 points, 3.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds per game
- LeBron James (11th All-NBA selection–tied NBA record)- 26.4 points, 8.7 assists, 8.6 rebounds per game
- Anthony Davis– 28 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks per game
- Isaiah Thomas– 28.9 points, 5.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds per game
- Stephen Curry– 25.3 points, 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds per game
- Giannis Antetokounmpo– 22.9 points, 5.4 assists, 8.8 rebounds per game
- Kevin Durant– 25.1 points, 4.8 assists, 8.3 rebounds per game
- Rudy Gobert– 14 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.6 blocks per game
- John Wall– 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds per game
- Jimmy Butler– 23.9 points, 5.5 assists, 6.2 rebounds per game
- DeMar DeRozan– 27.3 points, 3.9 assists, 5.2 rebounds per game
- Draymond Green– 10.2 points, 7 assists, 7.9 rebounds per game
- DeAndre Jordan– 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game
One of the biggest stories from the All-NBA selections is Paul George, who didn’t make any of the three teams. According to Brian Windhorst, of ESPN, he thinks the Pacers will be unlikely to extend George.
Had George made one of the three teams, he would have qualified for the new Designated Player Extension that is part of the new collective bargaining agreement that starts July 1. That designation would’ve allowed the Pacers to offer George the richest contract in NBA history and add up to five years and approximately $210 million to his contract. -Brian Windhorst (via ESPN.com)
With the Pacers not being able to sign him to that huge deal, they will likely lose him to another team in free agency next summer. What the Pacers may do before they let him walk is try and get a trade for him, that way both sides may get something out of it.
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