Blake Griffin named third team All-NBA

Posted: 3:47 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 15:47:29-04
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden were unanimous selections to an All-NBA team that could mean big payoffs for Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker.

Both of those guards were voted to one of the three teams announced Thursday, making them eligible for supermax contract extensions from their teams.

LeBron James also was voted to the third team, tying the NBA record with his 15th All-NBA selection.

Rounding out the first team were Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic.

Walker was voted a third-team selection to the All-NBA team and is eligible to receive a five-year contract extension worth about $221 million from the Hornets if he opts to stay in Charlotte. Lillard, a second-team selection, can get more than $190 million over four years with a new contract in Portland.

The three All-NBA teams were voted on by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters, with two guards, two forwards and a center selected for each of the three teams.

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid led the second team that along with Lillard included Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.

James and Walker headlined a third team that featured Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and Rudy Gobert.

All-NBA Teams
By The Associated Press
(Voting on a 5-3-1 basis by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters)

First Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total

F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil 100 - - 500
G James Harden, Hou 100 - - 500
G Stephen Curry, GS 91 9 - 482
F Paul George, OKC 71 25 3 433
C Nikola Jokic, Den 59 38 2 411

Second Team

C Joel Embiid, Phi 40 57 4 375
F Kevin Durant, GS 29 71 - 358
G Damian Lillard, Por 8 87 5 306
F Kawhi Leonard, Tor - 73 23 242
G Kyrie Irving, Bos - 52 39 195

Third Team

G Russell Westbrook, OKC 1 43 44 178
F Blake Griffin, Det - 13 76 115
F LeBron James, LAL - 13 72 111
C Rudy Gobert, Utah 1 5 69 89
G Kemba Walker, Cha - 4 39 51

Others receiving votes

Guards: Bradley Beal, Washington 34; Klay Thompson, Golden State 27; Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 7; Mike Conley, Memphis, 4; Donovan Mitchell, Utah, 4; DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio, 3; D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn, 3; Dwyane Wade, Miami 3; Devin Booker, Phoenix, 1; Eric Gordon, Houston, 1; Jrue Holiday, New Orleans, 1; Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 1; Lou Williams, L.A. Clippers, 1.

Forwards: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 17; Danilo Gallinari, L.A. Clippers, 7; Pascal Siakam, Toronto, 4; Luka Doncic, Dallas, 3; Tobias Harris, Philadelphia, 2; Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento, 1; Domantas Sabonis, Indiana, 1.

Centers: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, 20; Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, 4; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 3; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 1 Myles Turner, Indiana, 1.