Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and New Orleans' Anthony Davis joined Harden and James on the first team. Davis previously made the All-NBA First Team in 2015. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

The All-NBA Third Team consisted of Chicago forward Jimmy Butler and Golden State forward Draymond Green, center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan and Washington guard John Wall.

This is the fourth time Harden has made All-NBA in his five seasons with the Rockets (Third Team in 2012-13; First Team in 2013-14 and 2014-15).

Golden State's Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were second-team choices, as were Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Utah's Rudy Gobert and Boston's Isaiah Thomas. Voters were asked to select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, picking players at the position they play regularly. He averaged a league-leading 31.6 points to go with 10.7 rebounds (10th in the NBA) and 10.4 assists (third in the NBA). He joined Oscar Robertson (3 times) as the only players to have averaged at least 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in a single season.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement that takes effect on July 1, both players are eligible to bypass free agency in 2019 and add four years and approximately $160 million to their contracts.

The NBA MVP candidate helped lead the Rockets to a 55-27 record this season and to the Western Conference Semifinals for the second time in three years.

All those awards will be announced in NY on 26 June. "They play their traditional way".

Anthony Davis, Pelicans: Davis ranked fourth in the National Basketball Association in scoring (career-high 28.0 ppg), seventh in rebounding (career-high 11.8 rpg) and second in blocked shots (2.23 bpg) while appearing in a career-high 75 games.

Superstar Anthony Davis earned 1st team All-NBA honors on Thursday. Wall will probably best be remembered this season for his game-winning 3-pointer vs. the Bostin Celtics in a must-win Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

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