This season's All-NBA teams are not going to be announced for another month or so, but with the regular season now over, players around the league have made their cases to be recognized among the best in the league. The three All-NBA teams will consist of two backcourt players and three frontcourt players each. With that in mind, here are Chat Sports' All-NBA teams for the 2017-18 season:
PG Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors - 26.4 ppg, 6.1 apg, 5.1 rpg
SG Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers - 23.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.3 apg
SF Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder - 21.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.0 spg
SF Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves - 22.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.9 apg
C Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves - 21.3 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 1.4 bpg
Despite the number of injuries he suffered that limited him to 51 games this season, Curry still finds himself on an All-NBA team because of his incredible production when he's on the court. He has also proven his worth as the Warriors went 17-14 without him this season. Oladipo gets a nod because of his breakout season and the way he helped turn the Pacers franchise around. George also makes the cut due to his defensive prowess and both Butler and Towns had good seasons for a Timberwolves team that made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
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PG Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers - 26.9 ppg, 6.6 apg, 4.5 rpg
SG DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors - 23.0 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.9 rpg
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks - 26.9 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 4.8 apg
PF LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs - 23.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.2 bpg
C Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers - 22.9 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 3.2 apg
You can make a very real case as to why both Lillard and DeRozan deserve to be on the first team considering the unexpected success both teams had this season, but both are relegated to the second team behind the MVP in James Harden and another triple-double season from Russell Westbrook. Still, that should do nothing to diminish the great seasons each player had. The same goes for LaMarcus Aldridge, who kept the Spurs in the playoff picture despite not having Kawhi Leonard all season long.
Giannis continues to put up eye-popping numbers, though Milwaukee's lack of team success keeps him on the second team. And then there's Joel Embiid, who finally stayed healthy and helped guide the 76ers to the No. 3 seed in the East with his stellar play.
PG Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder - 25.4 ppg, 10.3 apg, 10.1 rpg
PG/SG James Harden, Houston Rockets - 30.4 ppg, 8.8 apg, 5.4 rpg
SF LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers - 27.5 ppg, 9.1 apg, 8.6 rpg
SF Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors - 26.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.4 apg
PF/C Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans - 28.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.6 bpg
Westbrook is probably the most controversial player on the first team, but the guy did average a triple-double again, becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in back-to-back seasons. That's enough to earn him first-team honors alongside Harden, who is the clear MVP this season. LeBron, KD, and Anthony Davis all put forth the tremendous seasons we're used to seeing from them, making them the clear-cut first-team front court.Back to the NBA Newsfeed