The season has restarted after the suspension, but it is also slowly coming to an end. We have seen enough of a sample size to determine which players have performed the best for their respective teams. We have also seen which players should be making All-NBA Teams based on their performances all season long.
Without further ado, here are the predicted All-NBA Teams this season.
All-NBA Third Team
17.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 6.8 APG, 48.9% FG
Chris Paul deserves an All-NBA spot after leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a fantastic record in the Western Conference. The Thunder were expected to dwell at the bottom of the conference after trading Russell Westbrook and Paul George, but Paul has kept them alive with his leadership and high-level play.
27.5 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.0 APG, 47.4% FG
Westbrook is having another sensational season, posting major numbers for a Rockets team that has the 2nd best offense in the league. Westbrook has steered away from long threes and now focused his efforts on finishing at the rim or from mid-range. Russ is shooting 47.4% from the field and accompanies Paul in the backcourt.
23.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.9 APG, 44.8% FG
Tatum is the leader and best player for his respective teams. He has developed into an All-Star caliber forward who plays on both ends of the floor, and his offensive game has developed leaps and bounds. Tatum is averaging a career-high 23.6 PPG and he only looks to be getting better.
20.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 6.1 APG, 45.4% FG
Butler is leading the Heat to a top-three record in the East, and his dedication to the game has become apparent to the rest of the squad. Guys like Bam Adebayo have improved dramatically, and Butler may have had a major play in that. Jimmy’s two-way play makes him an easy Third Team participant.
16.2 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 5.1 APG, 56.7% FG
Adebayo is having his best season yet, showcasing an array of skills including passing ability and defense. Bam has developed from more than an alley-oop partner and has become a key cog in Miami’s defense. Time will tell if he can start challenging the very big dogs at the center position.
All-NBA Second Team
28.7 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 8.7 APG, 46.1% FG
Luka just misses out on the All-NBA First Team but is firmly on the Second Team. Luka has sensational numbers and has been the man to carry the Mavericks on his back. He does everything for them and has shown the world why he was drafted as a top-two prospect. Luka is only getting better, which spells danger for the rest of the league.
28.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 7.8 APG, 45.7% FG
Damian Lillard is a superstar, make no mistake about it. He can pull up from 30 feet with ease, has a killer clutch gene, and is unstoppable one on one. He also has a ton of heart and passion for the game, which makes him incredibly fun to watch. Lillard seems to be improving slowly, so let’s see if he can make the First Team at some point.
26.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 5.0 APG, 46.9% FG
Kawhi Leonard is on the All-NBA Second Team this year. He is still the best two-way player in the game when healthy, but his load management has kept him off the floor a ton this year. He has still played enough games for us to see that Kawhi is still the man when he needs to be. He will be hungry to get going in the Playoffs again.
23.6 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.6 APG, 45.9% FG
Pascal Siakam, a Western Conference All-Star starter, has been a revelation for the Raptors. He has improved every year in the league and has arrived as a star in this league. He plays both ends, has become the best player on the team, and is becoming a leader on the court. Pascal deserves to be on the Second Team this year.
23.4 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 3.1 APG, 47.4% FG
Joel Embiid has faced a ton of criticism this year, but that has nothing to do with his talent. Joel can make the case for the best big man in the league because he has no weakness. He can score, rebound, defend, and is truly passionate in his craft. Embiid wants to win and wants to win badly, so time will tell if he can get it done in Philadelphia.
All-NBA First Team
34.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 7.4 APG, 43.5% FG
At the first guard spot, James Harden takes the lead as the best scorer in the league. He is having another sensational season, leading the offense for the Rockets and completely dominating the game as a top-five player right now. Harden has officially become unguardable, so he is easily an All-NBA First Team.
25.7 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 10.6 APG, 49.8% FG
LeBron James is still the best player in the world, no matter if Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP. Nobody can control the pace of the game like LeBron, because his I.Q. is off the charts. As he has gained experience, LeBron cannot be touched as king of the NBA. Leading the league in assists in his 17th season, the King doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
29.6 PPG, 13.7 RPG, 5.8 APG, 54.7% FG
Giannis Antetokounmpo, The Greek Freak, is clearly a member of the All-NBA First Team. He is most likely this season’s MVP because he once again led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA. Giannis does everything for his team, including dominating on defense to scoring and passing the ball. Giannis has been sensational yet again, and the sky is the limit for him.
26.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, 51.1% FG
Anthony Davis has been spectacular this season, leading the Lakers in scoring and guiding them to the top of the West. His pairing with LeBron James has created the best duo in the league, and there is no denying that the Lakers are the team to beat in the NBA this year. AD looks hungry and motivated, so an NBA ring might be in the cards soon enough.
20.2 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 6.9 APG, 52.8% FG
Nikola Jokic grabs the last spot on the All-NBA First Team. He beats out the likes of Joel Embiid because his consistency has led the Denver Nuggets to the 3rd seed in a very competitive West. Jokic is a point center that funnels almost all passage of play for the team. His numbers are solid, his impact is undeniable, and he makes his first All-NBA Team appearance.