Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:50 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 5:23 pm

NBA announces All-NBA teams

Posted by Matt Moore

Here are the 2010-2011 All-NBA team rosters:

     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   LeBron James, Miami (119)       595
     Forward   Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (69)        492
     Center    Dwight Howard, Orlando (118)    593
     Guard     Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (98)   551
     Guard     Derrick Rose, Chicago (118)     593


     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers (2)      259
     Forward   Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (47)      437
     Center    Amar’e Stoudemire, New York (2) 258
     Guard     Dwyane Wade, Miami (24) 392
     Guard     Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City        184


     Position  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)   Points
     Forward   LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland     135
     Forward   Zach Randolph, Memphis  67
     Center    Al Horford, Atlanta     62
     Guard   Manu Ginobili, San Antonio      106 Guard
     Chris Paul, New Orleans   157 
So most of that is pretty standard. Dwyane Wade being second team is pretty insane, but Kobe Bryant could shoot 30% for the rest of his career and still make first-team. That's just how things work. The big surprise is Russell Westbrook, second team All-NBA point guard over Chris Paul. That's just insanity. Westbrook was a force this season. He was blistering, hyper-aggressive, and carried nearly as much of the load as Kevin Durant while also playing the most difficult position in the league. But for him to have gotten the votes over CP3 is simply madness.  Paul was the biggest reason for the Hornets' return to the playoffs and at times, was the best point guard in the league (if you consider Derrick Rose to be beyond positional elements). 

It's good to see LaMarcus Aldridge get run on the third team, along with Zach Randolph, Al Horford, and Ginobili. The most amusing instances, though, are the "Also Receiving Votes" entries.
 Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in
 parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo
 Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San
 Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio,
 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve
 Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State,
 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston,
 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol,
 Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City,
 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala,
 Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers,
 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis
 Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1;  Ray Allen, Boston, 1
Let's rank them based on hilarity. 

5. Deron Williams: Well, he did have a huge impact on the Jazz' season.

4. Steve Nash: This is actually absurd because Nash only got 17 votes. If you watched him this year, that's a pretty tough sell.  

3. Al Jefferson: Yes, because that guy really lived up to expectations and contributed in a meaningful way. 

2. Kendrick Perkins: Little known fact: you don't actually have to play in the NBA for most of the season to mak the All-NBA team for that season. Good to know. 

1. Andrea Bargnani: There are no words.
Category: NBA
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