Cleveland's LeBron James and Houston's James Harden were unanimously voted All-NBA First Team, as James announced on Thursday. James has been nominated for the 12th time in his 15-year career.
James – who played in all 82 games for the first time and averaged 27.5 points to go up career heights of 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds – passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for most All-NBA team selection ,
Harden – a leading MVP finalist after joining Michael Jordan as the only player to earn an average of 30.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.70 steals per game in one season – with Kevin Durant of Golden State, Anthony Davis from New Orleans and Damian Lillard from Portland. NBA first team, as voted by the media.
Durant scored an average of 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists and a career-high 1.75 block for the Warriors.
Davis Raised His Game to MVP Level for Teammates DeMarcus Cousins has been defeated with an Achilles tendon injury and was the first player since David Robinson to score at least 2,000 points, 800 rebounds, 150 blocks and between 1995 and 1996 100 Steals posted. The big man of the pelicans is now eligible to receive a five-year Supermax expansion and $ 230 million starting in the summer of 2019, earning All-NBA status under ESPN's Bobby Marks. Such an extension would be the largest contract in the history of the NBA.
Lillard was the first player in Portland to finish fourth with Clyde Drexler in 1991-92 after averaging 26.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season. He has to earn All-NBA (1, 2 or 3) in 2018-19, in the summer of 2019 super max. To be entitled.
The second team represents MVP Oklahoma City's last season's Russell Westbrook, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid. If Embiid had achieved All-NBA First Team status, the Sixers Center would have been eligible for a $ 175.7 million rookie expansion under a contract clause. Instead, Marks's extension will now be $ 146.5 million
Steph Curry of Golden State, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Paul George of Oklahoma City and Jimmy Butler of Minnesota, and Karl-Anthony Towns were called to the third team. Towns will receive a $ 188 million rookie expansion this summer by reaching the third-team All-NBA.