The All-NBA teams came out yesterday, and I thought that they were very odd. I have listed three things wrong about them, but I could definitely list more.
1. Where’s Nikola Jokic?
Nikola Jokic was left out of the All-NBA team this year. Even though he only averaged 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds, I was expecting for him to get chosen because of hid significance to the Nuggets. Even though I didn’t put him on any of my teams, I still thought this was surprising.
2. What’s Draymond Green doing on All-NBA?
I was surprised to see that Draymond Green had made All-NBA and Paul George hadn’t. Think about it; Draymond Green averaged 10.2 PPG, George averaged 23.7 PPG. George shot 46.3 from the field and 39.3 from behind the arc, Green shot 41.8 and 30.8 from downtown. The only thing that inclines you to choose Green is that he had 7.9 RPG, 7.0 APG, and 2.0 SPG to George’s 6.6 RPG, 3.3 APG and 1.6 SPG, but it doesn’t make any sense.
3. Why is DeMar DeRozan on Third Team?
DeMar DeRozan is not a Third Teamer. This is obvious. He is a Second Teamer, maybe even First Team. DeRozan scored at will against the Cavaliers. He averaged 27.3 points in the regular season, and 22.4 in the playoffs. He also shot .467 from the field in the regular season. And he did most of this without backcourt buddy Kyle Lowry. Why he would not be a Second Teamer, I don’t know.
These are only three things wrong, but I could go on and on. This was a very weird All-NBA team, and I hope it will be better next year.