Bucks’ Giannis unanimous first-team All-NBA choice

Ross Houston
September 18, 2020

The second-year guard became the third-youngest player in National Basketball Association history to earn first team honors, but would have been the youngest had the season not been interrupted by COVID-19 and delayed the regular-season finale to August. In 2018-19, when James went down with a debilitating groin injury and played sparingly during the rest of the season, he was named to the third team. LeBron James broke a record5.

Overall, Doncic is the third Mavericks player to earn All-NBA honors. The voting is conducted by a group of sports journalists from the U.S. and Canada.

With longtime All-NBA stalwarts such as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Kyrie Irving missing most, if not all, of this season because of injuries, several openings among the 15 selections were filled by first-time honorees, including Doncic, Tatum, Simmons and Siakam.

Harden and Doncic appeared on all 100 ballots - though only James and Antetokounmpo were unanimous as first-team choices on every ballot.

Gobert gained future financial flexibility by being named to the All-NBA third team. He is the first player selected to the All-NBA First Team in either his first or second season since Duncan in 1998-99.

In the playoffs this year, the four-time MVP is averaging 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

Would the Jazz give one of the best defensive player in the league a large raise? Dončić is making his All-NBA Team debut in his second season.

Antetokounmpo averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists this seasonin helping the Bucks to the best record in the National Basketball Association. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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