The All-NBA teams were released on Thursday afternoon, and were a bit curious in my opinion. As expected, they were heavily weighted toward the Western Conference, but was the east THAT bad? The Eastern Conference only had three representatives out of the 15 total players. But I was even more surprised by how many bigs were represented on the teams.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry were the two unanimous vote getters. Here’s the teams (charts courtesy of ESPN.com):
No Hawks? No John Wall? No Jimmy Butler? No Kyle Lowry? And seven players listed as centers?
First of all, Wall and Butler were both just better than Irving straight up. But if you want to leave Irving on, that’s fine. We don’t need all of these big men from the west … especially when Wall is left off.
And Wall took notice.
More Motivation…Keep Sleeping !!— John Wall (@JohnWall) May 21, 2015
The one team I can almost agree with is First-Team, but those are suppose to be sure-fire guys. I’m a big Marc Gasol fan, but I would have had Russell Westbrook in there over him (and Anthony Davis at center). What Westbrook did this season had people talking about him as the MVP had he gotten the Thunder into the postseason.
Usually the voters get these teams right. There’s always someone left off, but I’m talking for the most part, I can never disagree. It was a weird year in the NBA with the east not being as competitive and lots of injuries across the league, but I thought they botched these teams pretty bad.
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