The 2020-21 NBA regular season is coming to an end, which means it is time to start predicting who will receive this year’s highest honors and be one of the 15 players named to the All-NBA list this year!
There have been plenty of guys having career years and while it is hard to choose just 15 players to recognize for these honors, the 15 guys on this list are more than deserving of being where they are.
However, I do want to recognize Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Jaylen Brown, Paul George and Bradley Beal, all of which have been having sensational seasons but did not make the final cut for my All-NBA teams.
Last season, the All-NBA First Team consisted of James Harden, Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. Each of the finalists for the MVP award made the list while Doncic made his mark earning his first All-NBA nod.
The All-NBA Second Team featured some intriguing names like Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, and Nikola Jokic. With Jokic being the likely winner of the 2020-21 NBA MVP award, there will be some key variations to the latest edition of this list.
On the All-NBA Third Team, it was Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, and Rudy Gobert who made the cut. With Gobert being the likely Defensive Player of the Year while commanding a top seeded team…will he still finish on the last of the All-NBA teams? How about Westbrook? He’s been having an incredible stretch-run performance.
So who did make the final cut and which 15 NBA stars should be this year’s All-NBA performers? Let’s dive in and take a look at my predictions for the All-NBA First, Second and Third-Teams.