Aside from your typical awards - MVPs, DPOY (Defensive Player of The Year), ROY (Rookie of the Year) - The NBA also awards the best players in the league every season, at the end of the season, by creating these "All-NBA" Teams. There are three teams, All NBA 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams each with a "Starting 5", if you will, depicting the best players in that respective season. The All-NBA 1st team being the highest honor and the NBA's model players. Here are my predictions for the All-NBA 1st team with a brief description of each player. At the bottom of the post you'll see a list of my predictions of the 2nd and 3rd team.
ALL NBA 1st Team
F Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard is the reigning 2 time Defensive Player of the year and is already showing signs of exploding in his first two games of the season. Exploding with 65 points and 10 steals through the first 2 games.
F LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron has punched a ticket to the All-NBA first team every season since the 2007-2008 season. LeBron is averaging an absurd 27 points 7 rebounds and 6.9 assists for his career and, at age 31, is showing no signs of slowing down; Marking a Triple double on opening night.
C Deandre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
Most of the time, the All NBA first team consists of the overall best players at each position. Deandre Jordan is the exception to that rule. Not to discredit his value, Deandre is the best Center out of the most successful teams which is why he makes this list.
G Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook is averaging 28 points 7 rebounds and 8.4 assists in 61 games without Kevin Durant. And Kevin Durant bolted for another organization, so that means Westbrook is ready to continue stuffing the stat sheet.
G James Harden, Houston Rockets
James Harden is primed for yet another MVP caliber season. He averaged double digit assists in the preseason and marked 17 assists in his season opener loss against the Lakers. Coach D'antoni is going to optimize Harden's talents.
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