All-NBA Selections Highlighted By Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic And Warriors’ Steph Curry
Tuesday’s announcement marked Jokic’s third-straight All-NBA selection and second-straight First Team distinction. After missing almost the entirety of the 2019 season, Curry earned his seventh overall All-NBA selection and fourth First-Team selection. Antetokounmpo and Leonard both earned their third First-Team selection and fifth overall selection. Doncic’s accolade marked his second consecutive First-Team selection.
James earned his 17th overall All-NBA selection and third Second-Team selection. Randle earned his first All-NBA selection. Paul earned his 10th All-NBA honor, making him one of the 26 players who have made the team at least 10 times. Embiid earned his third All-NBA selection. Butler earned his fourth All-NBA selection, yet this is the first time he was voted higher than the Third Team.
Beal made his first All-NBA Team, while Irving earned his third selection. Gobert earned his fourth All-NBA selection, to add to his already impressive accolade of Defensive Player of the Year. George earned his sixth All-NBA selection.
This massive achievement also has financial ramifications for multiple players. For both Embiid and Doncic, their recognition to the All-NBA Teams will qualify them to sign supermax contract extensions with their current teams. Jokic became eligible to sign a supermax contract for next season after he earned the NBA MVP award.
Meanwhile, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell suffer a decrease in contract value due to not earning the All-NBA accolade. Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and Heat center Bam Adebayo also missed out on contractual bonuses. Bulls guard Zach LaVine would have been eligible for a supermax deal as well if he had been voted onto an All-NBA Team, which was not the case.