Denver’s Nikola Jokić, Milwaukee’s Giannis An…

Denver’s Nikola Jokić, Milwaukee’s Giannis An…


Center Nikola Jokić of the Denver Nuggets, the 2020-21 National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player, and two-time MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead the 2020-21 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced on Tuesday.

Antetokounmpo was the only player to receive All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, earning his third consecutive First Team selection and fifth All-NBA Team honor overall. Jokić, the first player to be named the NBA MVP as a member of the Nuggets, received 99 First Team votes to make the First Team for the second time in the last three seasons. Curry, who averaged an NBA-leading 32.0 points this season, received 98 First Team votes in his fourth selection to the First Team and seventh All-NBA Team honour overall.

In addition to Antetokounmpo (500 total points), Jokić (498 points) and Curry (496 points), the All-NBA First Team features Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić (402 points; 55 First Team votes) and LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (323 points; 28 First Team votes).

Leonard has been voted to the All-NBA First Team for the third time and earned his fifth All-NBA Team selection overall. Dončić, 22, has been selected to the All-NBA First Team for the second season in a row. He is the first player to make the All-NBA First Team at least twice in his first three NBA seasons since Tim Duncan (three times from 1997-98 – 1999-2000) and becomes the fourth player to have multiple First Team selections before age 23, along with Rick Barry, Kevin Durant and Max Zaslofsky.

The 2020-21 All-NBA Second Team consists of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (372 points), Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (352), Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (311), New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (253) and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (174).

The 2020-21 All-NBA Third Team is composed of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (148 points), Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (131), Clippers forward Paul George (89), Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (71) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (61).

James has extended his league record for most All-NBA Team selections to 17, which includes a record 13 selections to the First Team, three to the Second Team and one to the Third Team. Paul has been voted to the All-NBA Team for the 10th time, the second most among active players behind James.

This is the sixth All-NBA Team selection for Lillard and George, the fourth for Gobert and Butler and the third for Embiid and Irving. Randle and Beal have each been selected to the All-NBA Team for the first time.

The All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.

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Players were awarded five points for each vote to the All-NBA First Team, three points for each vote to the Second Team and one point for each vote to the Third Team. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

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The voting results for the 2020-21 All-NBA Team are below.

2020-21 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

Career

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

All-NBA Selections

 
     

Forward

  1. Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)

100

0

0

500

5 (three 1st, two 2nd)

 

Center

Nikola Jokić (Denver)

99

1

0

498

3 (two 1st, one 2nd)

 

Guard

Stephen Curry (Golden State)

98

2

0

496

7 (four 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)

 

Guard

Luka Dončić (Dallas)

55

41

4

402

2 (two 1st)

 

Forward

Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers)

28

58

9

323

5 (three 1st, two 2nd)

 

2020-21 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

Career

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

All-NBA Selections

 
     

Guard

Damian Lillard (Portland)

38

60

2

372

6 (one 1st, four 2nd, one 3rd)

 

Center

Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)

28

70

2

352

3 (three 2nd)

 

Guard

Chris Paul (Phoenix)

23

62

10

311

10 (four 1st, five 2nd, one 3rd)

 

Forward

Julius Randle (New York)

16

46

35

253

1 (one 2nd)

 

Forward

  1. James (Los Angeles Lakers)

2

44

32

174

17 (13 1st, three 2nd, one 3rd)

 

2020-21 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

Career

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

All-NBA Selections

 
     

Center

Rudy Gobert (Utah)

0

26

70

148

4 (one 2nd, three 3rd)

 

Forward

Jimmy Butler (Miami)

7

26

18

131

4 (four 3rd)

 

Forward

Paul George (LA Clippers)

0

13

50

89

6 (one 1st, five 3rd)

 

Guard

  1. Beal (Washington)

0

7

50

71

1 (one 3rd)

 

Guard

Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn)

0

7

40

61

3 (one 2nd, two 3rd)

 

Below are the other players who received votes for the 2020-21 All-NBA Team, listed at the position at which they received the most votes. The “Total Points” category represents points that players received at any position, not just the position at which they are listed.

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: FORWARDS

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

 
   
  1. Tatum (Boston)

2

9

32

69

 

Zion Williamson (New Orleans)

0

3

28

37

 

Kevin Durant (Brooklyn)

1

4

6

23

 

Khris Middleton (Milwaukee)

0

0

1

1

 

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: GUARDS

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

 
   
  1. Westbrook (Washington)

1

6

21

44

 

James Harden (Brooklyn)

2

3

22

41

 

Donovan Mitchell (Utah)

0

2

20

26

 

Devin Booker (Phoenix)

0

3

12

21

 

Ben Simmons (Philadelphia)*

0

0

2

2

 

Trae Young (Atlanta)

0

0

2

2

 

Zach LaVine (Chicago)

0

0

1

1

 

OTHER PLAYERS RECEIVING VOTES: CENTERS

Player (Team)

1st Team Votes

2nd Team Votes

3rd Team Votes

Total

 

(5 Points)

(3 Points)

(1 Point)

Points

 
   
  1. Adebayo (Miami)

0

5

17

32

 

Clint Capela (Atlanta)

0

0

6

6

 

Domantas Sabonis (Indiana)

0

1

3

6

 

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)

0

1

2

5

 

Nikola Vučević (Chicago)

0

0

2

2

 

Draymond Green (Golden State)

0

0

1

1

 

*Ben Simmons received one Third Team vote at guard and one Third Team vote at forward.





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