Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic lead 2021-22 Kia All-NBA 1st Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic lead 2021-22 Kia All-NBA 1st Team


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

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

With the selection of Antetokounmpo (27), Dončić (23), Jokić (27), Booker (25) and Tatum (24), the Kia All-NBA First Team is made up entirely of players 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.

Recipients will each receive a crystal basketball signed Victor Soloman to celebrate this honor.

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, was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the fourth time in the past five seasons. Morant, the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, is a first-time All-NBA Team winner. This is the 10th All-NBA Team selection for Durant, eighth for Curry and third for DeRozan.

The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Third Team consists 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 goaltender Trae Young (110 points) and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (63 points).

This is the second All-NBA team honor for Towns and Siakam and the first for Young. James extended his NBA record for most All-NBA Team selections to 18. Paul was 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 received five points for each All-NBA First Team vote, three points for each Second Team vote, and one point for each Third Team vote. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and a center for each team, choosing players in the position they regularly play. Players who received votes at multiple positions were placed in the position at which they received the most voting points.

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

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