He didn't name names of those who shouldn't have made it, but he held firmly to the belief that Thompson was snubbed. It's kinda hard to put guys on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd team, cause so many guys played well this year. The Golden State Warriors forward/center/swiss army knife was named to the All-NBA Third Team today. I don't really understand it. While Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant made All-NBA second team, Thompson's name was in the "others receiving votes" category with 14 total points.
Green continues to be one of the most versatile players in the National Basketball Association. Curry received 93 second places votes, but he also received one first place vote oddly enough. "But I guess they got to find some way to punish us". He averaged 23.1 points and 10.7 assists.
"So many great players, so many players had great seasons", Durant said. It's a lot of pressure, it's hard to come up with those teams man. A Defensive Player of the Year front-runner, Green was the first player since Dwyane Wade in 2008-09 to record at least 150 steals and 100 blocks in a season.
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Cleveland Cavaliers star James, Houston Rockets guard and MVP candidate Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans were named in the first team. In addition to being one of the league's top perimeter defenders, Thompson averaged a career-best 22.3 points and ranked second behind Curry with 268 three-pointers. He was on Second Team last season. But the past two seasons, while destroying the league on his way to two MVPs, Curry was a consensus first-team guard. In a season-high 40-point performance on January 18 vs. Oklahoma City, Durant became the first Warrior in the Shot Clock Era (since 1954-55) to record a 40-point game on 16 or fewer field goal attempts. Informed by reporters that he wasn't All-NBA, Thompson said, "I didn't even know that".
John Wall (Washington Wizards), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Green (Warriors) and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) make up the third team, as Paul George and Gordon Hayward were notable absentees. Voters were asked to select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly.