Jokic, Curry highlight 2021-22 All-NBA Teams
The NBA announced the three All-NBA teams for the 2021-22 campaign.
All-NBA First Team
|Denver Nuggets||Nikola Jokic|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Dallas Mavericks||Luka Doncic|
|Phoenix Suns||Devin Booker|
|Boston Celtics||Jayson Tatum|
This marks the fourth straight All-NBA selection for reigning back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic and his third First Team spot in the last four seasons. The Denver Nuggets superstar averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists across 74 regular-season appearances while registering a 32.8 PER - the highest mark in league history.
Meanwhile, this is also Dallas Mavericks wunderkind Luka Doncic's third consecutive All-NBA First Team nod. The Slovenian star once again put up tremendous numbers for Dallas this season while helping the Mavericks to their first Western Conference finals appearance since 2011.
All-NBA Second Team
|Golden State Warriors||Stephen Curry|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Joel Embiid|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Ja Morant|
|Brooklyn Nets||Kevin Durant|
|Chicago Bulls||DeMar DeRozan|
Ja Morant qualified for his first All-NBA team this campaign after leading the Memphis Grizzlies to the Western Conference's No. 2 seed. The Murray State product appeared to take offense to not being named an All-NBA First Team member shortly after learning of the news.
After helping orchestrate the Chicago Bulls' resurgence in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, DeMar DeRozan earned his second-career spot on the All-NBA Second Team. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, and Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid round out the Second Team selections.
All-NBA Third Team
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Karl-Anthony Towns|
|Los Angeles Lakers||LeBron James|
|Phoenix Suns||Chris Paul|
|Atlanta Hawks||Trae Young|
|Toronto Raptors||Pascal Siakam|
LeBron James now has 18 career All-NBA selections, which adds to the record he already held. Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Tim Duncan each made 15 All-NBA selections during their storied careers to rank second all-time.
As for Pascal Siakam, this marks the Cameroonian forward's second All-NBA selection after becoming the first Toronto Raptors player to average at least 20 points, eight rebounds, and five assists over a full season.
- Kyrie exercising $37M option with Nets for 2022-23: 'See you in the fall'
- Top 25 NBA free agents: The biggest names potentially available this summer
- Bulls' Karnisovas hoping to re-sign LaVine 'for a long time'
- Report: Rockets, John Wall heading toward split
- Report: Beal very likely to opt out, re-sign with Wizards on 5-year deal