Amar’e Makes 2nd All NBA Team, ‘Melo Just Misses 3rd Team
The All-NBA Second Team consists of guards Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, forwards Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, and center Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks.
The All-NBA Third Team includes the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul at guard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph at forward, and the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford at center.
The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Position 2010-11 All-NBA FirstTeam Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward LeBron James Miami (119) 595 Forward Kevin Durant Oklahoma City (69) 492 Center Dwight Howard Orlando (118) 593 Guard Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers (98) 551 Guard Derrick Rose Chicago (118) 593 Position 2010-11 All-NBA Second Team Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward Pau Gasol L.A. Lakers (2) 259 Forward Dirk Nowitzki Dallas (47) 437 Center Amar’e Stoudemire New York (2) 258 Guard Dwyane Wade Miami (24) 392 Guard Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City 184 Position 2010-11 All-NBA Second Team Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward LaMarcus Aldridge Portland 135 Forward Zach Randolph Memphis 67 Center Al Horford Atlanta 62 Guard Manu Ginobili San Antonio 106 Guard Chris Paul New Orleans 157
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State, 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston, 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City, 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers, 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1; Ray Allen, Boston, 1
It appears that Camelo Anthony missed the third team by 14 votes, although he wasn’t the first reserve forward (which instead was Paul Pierce). Also it’s noteworthy that Amar’e got 2 votes for the “First Team” which seemed to have gone to only 9 players in the league.