All-NBA Second Team Announced!

All-NBA Second Team Announced!

With the First Team already announced, it is now time for the All-NBA Second Team to get their recognition. These are the players who have excelled as well for their teams in the regular season but their impact was not quite First Team level. However, some of these players got bumped to the Second Team by the tiniest of margins due to playing in the same position as the players in the First Team.

Nonetheless, here are the players who have earned their place in the All-NBA Second Team

Point Guard-Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry made history this season by becoming the All-Time leader in 3-pointers made. He was also looking like he will take home the MVP this season. Soon after his performance fell off a cliff plus having an injury in the end of the season did not help his case. This was the reason he was bumped into the All-NBA Second Team despite leading the Warriors to the 3rd seed in the Western Conference. For this season, Curry averaged 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Shooting Guard- Ja Morant

Morant has certainly erupted this season as he won the Most Improved Player this season. He led the Grizzlies from the 10th seed to the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. Being in his 3rd year and this impactful is quite a feat, even making it in his first All-Star as a starter. This season he has averaged 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. His ceiling is so high in the upcoming future that it wouldn’t be surprising to see him win the MVP or the NBA Championship

Small Forward- DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has rejuvenated his career from being in the shadows in San Antonio Spurs back as the player he was in his Toronto days. This season he has averaged 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He and Zach Lavine led the Chicago Bulls back to a playoffs appearance. Mainly DeRozan has made a name for himself as Mr 4th quarter in the regular season because of his ability to hit clutch buckets in the end of the games.

Power Forward- Kevin Durant

There cannot be an All-NBA team without Kevin Durant not making it when healthy. Durant had an incredible start to this season and was the frontrunner for MVP and the scoring title. Sadly, he injured himself mid-season and his chances of winning either of them plummeted. Along with that the Nets were laying horribly in his absence but he somehow managed to carry them to the playoffs. This season Durant put up averages of 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

Center- Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid was the runner-up this season in the MVP voting against Nikola Jokic. Although he lost to Jokic in that category, still he created history by becoming the first big man since Shaquille O’Neal to win the scoring title. This season he put up averages of 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. With stats like that and on top of that going through the drama in the locker room regarding Ben Simmons and all, he should have deservingly won the MVP this season.

These are the players who made it into the All-NBA Second Team. These players have displayed exceptional ability in leading their teams to the playoffs and broke records to make it through. Nonetheless, these players will certainly be making more All-NBA appearances in the future.

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