With the NBA regular season entering the final month of play, not only are the standings and seeding starting to be determined for the playoffs, but some of the awards races are starting to come to an end.
While they are more honors than awards, the All-NBA teams are one of the most important end-of-the-year accolades given out/named and this year, there are plenty of big name players who could find themselves on this list.
The interesting thing about this year as it pertains to the All-NBA teams is that so many of the league’s top players have missed games. Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden and many more have missed a handful of games this season and while they have been great when on the court, it will be interesting to see how the voting pans out for all three of the All-NBA teams.
With some of the league’s greatest stars sidelined, we have seen some other top-tier players step up and begin making their case for being on this year’s All-NBA roster.
Guys like Donovan Mitchell, Nikola Jokic and Damian Lillard have all seemed to “lock up” their recognition on the league’s All-NBA team this season given what they have done all year long, but who are some of the guys nobody is talking about in regards to potentially being an All-NBA performer this season?
Let’s take a look at four dark-horse candidates who could wind up making any of the three All-NBA rosters this season as a result of their fantastic play all season long.