All-NBA First Team
Guard: Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors (Total Voting Points: 496)
Stephen Curry was named to the All-NBA First Team for the fourth time in his career this season after having arguably the best season of his career. With Klay Thompson being out for the entire season, Curry took his game to a whole new level this season, winning the regular season scoring title for the second-time in his career and averaging 32.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and shooting 48.2% from the floor, 42.1% from three-point range.
The 2x league-MVP set a ton of new NBA records this season, with some of his most notable ones coming during the second-half of the season. Curry became the Warriors All-Time leading scorer, passing Wilt Chamberlain and he also set a new NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single calendar month with 96 made three-pointers made in April.
While the Warriors fell short of making the playoff field this year, losing two games in the play-in tournament, Stephen Curry played out of his mind this year and was not only a finalist for this year’s MVP award, but earned All-NBA honors for the 7th time in his career.
Guard: Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks (Total Voting Points: 402)
For the second consecutive season, Luka Doncic has earned All-NBA First Team honors as a result of his exceptional play as the leader of the Dallas Mavericks. Luka led Dallas to the first-round of the playoffs this year and had his team on the verge of beating the Los Angeles Clippers, but they came up short once again.
In 66 games, Doncic averaged 27.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.6 assists and shot 47.9% from the floor. He also finished with the 4th most triple-doubles in the league this season and had one of the best offensive performances of the season, scoring a new career-high 46 points against the Pelicans on February 12.
By being named to the All-NBA First Team this year, Luka Doncic becomes the first Mavericks player to make the All-NBA First Team twice in his first three seasons in the league and is eligible for a massive contract extension this offseason.
Forward: Kawhi Leonard – Los Angeles Clippers (Total Voting Points: 323)
This is Kawhi Leonard’s 5th All-NBA selection and his third First Team selection. This is also the first-time since 2017 that Kawhi Leonard has been named to the All-NBA First Team.
While he missed 20 regular season games this year, Kawhi Leonard still proved to be one of the most dominant forwards in the league, averaging 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and shooting 51.2% from the floor and 39.8% from three-point range.
Like Antetokounmpo, Leonard was also recognized as being one of the league’s premier defenders and was named to this year’s All-Defensive Second Team, his 7th all-time All-Defensive Team that he has been named to.
Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks (Total Voting Points: 500)
After winning the MVP award in back-to-back seasons during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, Giannis Antetokounmpo will have to settle for making his third consecutive All-NBA First Team this year!
Antetokounmpo had yet another MVP-caliber season this year averaging 28.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.2 blocks and shooting 56.9% from the floor. The 2x league-MVP recently was named to the NBA All-Defense First Team for the third consecutive year.
Giannis Antetokounmpo through 8 seasons in his career has already established himself as one of the best players in the entire league and at just 26-years-old, he still has years to go to add a possible NBA championship to his list of accolades as well.
Center: Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets (Total Voting Points: 498)
There is never any question that the league-MVP is named to the All-NBA First Team and this year is no exception! Nikola Jokic had a remarkable year and as a result, he finds himself as another league-MVP to make the All-NBA First Team.
Jokic averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and shot 56.6% from the floor and 38.8% from three-point range. The Nuggets’ center finished the year with 16 triple-doubles during the regular season, the second-most in the league and has redefined the center position for years to come.
There has never been a player with the skill-set at the center position that Jokic has, which is why he is one of the most unique players in the league. This is the third consecutive year that Nikola Jokic has received All-NBA honors and the second-time in his career that he has been named to the All-NBA First Team.