Damian Lillard Named All-NBA Second Team

Klay Thompson Warriors

Thompson was speaking with reporters in Oakland on Thursday when he found out he didn't make any of the three All-NBA teams. Beyond that, it means Walker is eligible for a five-year, $221 million contract as a free agent this summer, but only if he re-signs with the Hornets. The most the Warriors can offer him now is five years for $191 million.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Antetokounmpo became a starter after receiving the most player votes (269), tied for the second most media votes (99) and the second-most fan votes (4,375,747).

Giannis is eligible after being part of the All-NBA First team this year, but he is also a candidate for both the MVP and the Defensive player of the year award.

"It is what it is", Thompson said, when asked if he disliked the fact that All-NBA voting weighs so heavily on potential extra money in contracts.

"It is what it is, you know, I can't control it", Thompson said, shrugging with a wry smile.

Westbrook earned his Third Team selection with 44 points and Walker had 39 points. "Do I think there's that many guards better than me in the league? No". "But that's the reason why we're still playing".

The other guard who made the First Team was Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who had 482 points (91 votes for First Team, nine votes for Second Team).

LeBron James, after an injury-plagued debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers, could only manage a place on the All-NBA Third Team. Jokic and Walker are the two first time members of an All-NBA team. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards was the only guard on the outside looking in to receive more points than Thompson.



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