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2020 NBA awards ballot: Zach Lowe's picks for All-NBA, All-Defensive and All-Rookie

This is an NBA award season unlike any other. On top of that, the league has loosened positional designations, allowing voters more flexibility in crafting ballots.

With MVP, Rookie of the Year and the other major awards covered last week, let's look at the five-man teams.


First team

G: LeBron James
G: James Harden
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
F: Kawhi Leonard
C: Anthony Davis

Second team

G: Chris Paul
G: Damian Lillard
F: Luka Doncic
F: Jimmy Butler
C: Nikola Jokic

Third team

G: Ben Simmons
G: Jayson Tatum
F: Pascal Siakam
F: Khris Middleton
C: Rudy Gobert

• There are eight first-team candidates: the five on my team, plus Doncic, Jokic, and Lillard.