Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

Harden was the only unanimous first-team selection, receiving the maximum 500 points from the panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Filling out the rest of this roster are LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

Wall had the best season of his career this year, as he averaged 23.1 points (career-high), 10.7 assists (career-high), 4.2 rebounds and two steals (career-high).

Other NBA awards, including Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year, will be revealed June 26 at the new NBA Awards Show in NY.

The All-NBA Third Team consisted of Chicago forward Jimmy Butler and Golden State forward Draymond Green, center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan and Washington guard John Wall.

John Wall enjoyed the best season of his National Basketball Association career and was rewarded with an all-NBA honor, joining the elite players of the league. Davis was named to the All-NBA First Team for the second time in his career while Wall made the All-NBA Third Team.

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Davis was the only member of the first group who came really close to winding up on the Second Team, edging out Rudy Gobert by just four points (343-339)! Davis picked up 45 first-team votes while Wall earned 19 second-team votes. Wall's exhaustive list of career achievements this season also comprises of 12 games with at least 30 points or more.

Notably, Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward were absent from Thursday's selections, which means their teams will not be able to offer them potential five-year, estimated $207m "supermax" contract extensions under the league's new designated player extension rule, which comes into effect under the new collective bargaining agreement taking effect on 1 July.

George and Hayward fell well short of making any of the three All-NBA teams, which means they will not be eligible to get the "supermax" extensions from IN and Utah this summer and now will face more questions about their futures IN their respective cities.

In a career already defined by gaudy numbers, Davis put together his best one yet. Since joining the Rockets in 2012-13, he has made 496 more free throws than any player has attempted. "Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season".

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