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Saturday / December 3.
  • Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Jokić lead All-NBA First Team

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    Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum have been selected to the 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced. 

    Antetokounmpo was the only player to receive All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots (500 total points), earning his fourth consecutive selection to the First Team and sixth All-NBA Team honor overall (First Team, Second Team and Third Team).  This is the third All-NBA First Team selection each for Dončić (476 points) and Jokić (476 points), the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.  Booker (460 points) is making his debut on the All-NBA Team.  Tatum (390 points) joins Booker as a first-time selection to the All-NBA First Team. 

    With the selection of Antetokounmpo (27 years old), Dončić (23), Jokić (27), Booker (25) and Tatum (24), the Kia All-NBA First Team is made up entirely of players age 27 or younger for the first time in 67 years (1954-55 season).  Dončić is the fourth player in NBA history to be named to the All-NBA First Team three or more times before turning 24, joining Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant and Max Zaslofsky.

    The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Second Team consists of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (414 points), Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (301 points), Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (276 points), Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (274 points) and Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (184 points).

    Embiid, the 2021-22 NBA scoring champion, has been named to the All-NBA Second Team for the fourth time in the last five seasons.  Morant, the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, is an All-NBA Team honoree for the first time.  This is the 10th All-NBA Team selection for Durant, the eighth for Curry and the third for DeRozan.

    The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Third Team is composed of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (174 points), Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (169 points), Suns guard Chris Paul (114 points), Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (110 points) and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (63 points).

    This is the second All-NBA Team honor for both Towns and Siakam and the first for Young.  James has extended his NBA record for most All-NBA Team selections to 18.  Paul has been voted to the All-NBA Team for the 11th time, the second-most selections among active players behind James. 

    The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Players were awarded five points for each vote to the All-NBA First Team, three points for each vote to the Second Team and one point for each vote to the Third Team.  Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly.  Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position at which they received the most voting points.

    The voting results for the 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Team are below.  The “Total Points” category represents voting points that players received at any position, not just the position at which they are listed.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.  Complete ballots for each voter will be posted at PR.NBA.com after the announcement of all end-of-season awards.

    2021-22 KIA ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
    G
    PositionPlayer (Team)1st Team Votes
    (5 Points)
    2nd Team Votes (3 Points)3rd Team Votes
    (1 Point)
    Total
    Points
    Career
    All-NBA Selections
     
    ForwardGiannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)100005006 (four 1st, two 2nd)
    GuardLuka Dončić (Dallas)881204763 (three 1st)
    CenterNikola Jokić (Denver)881204764 (three 1st, one 2nd)
    GuardDevin Booker (Phoenix)821624601 (one 1st)
    ForwardJayson Tatum (Boston)494743902 (one 1st, one 3rd)
    2021-22 KIA ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
     
    PositionPlayer (Team)1st Team Votes
    (5 Points)
    2nd Team Votes (3 Points)3rd Team Votes
    (1 Point)
    Total
    Points
    Career
    All-NBA Selections
           
    CenterJoel Embiid (Philadelphia)574304144 (four 2nd)
    GuardJa Morant (Memphis)137683011 (one 2nd)
    ForwardKevin Durant (Brooklyn)10682227610 (6 1st, four 2nd)
    GuardStephen Curry (Golden State)969222748 (four 1st, three 2nd, one 3rd)
    ForwardDeMar DeRozan (Chicago)239571843 (two 2nd, one 3rd)
    2021-22 KIA ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
     
    PositionPlayer (Team)1st Team Votes
    (5 Points)
    2nd Team Votes (3 Points)3rd Team Votes
    (1 Point)
    Total
    Points
    Career
    All-NBA Selections
     
    CenterKarl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota)038601742 (two 3rd)
    ForwardLeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)2355416918 (13 1st, three 2nd, two 3rd)
    GuardChris Paul (Phoenix)0166611411 (four 1st, five 2nd, two 3rd)
    GuardTrae Young (Atlanta)011771101 (one 3rd)
    ForwardPascal Siakam (Toronto)0742632 (one 2nd, one 3rd)


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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.