All-NBA First Team: Jokic, Antetokunumpo, Donsik, Booker, Tatum

All-NBA First Team: Milwaukee Box Forward Giannis Anteokoumpo, Denver Nuggets' Nicola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks Guard Luka Donsik, Phoenix Sons Guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics Guard Jatson.  Photo file

All-NBA First Team: Milwaukee Box Forward Giannis Anteokoumpo, Denver Nuggets’ Nicola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks Guard Luka Donsik, Phoenix Sons Guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics Guard Jatson. Photo file

Denver Nuggets Center and League MVP Nicola Jokic, Milwaukee boxing forward Giannis Antetokunampo, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Donsick, Phoenix Sons guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics guard Jason Tatum were first announced on Tuesday night at 2021-22.

The All-NBA Second Team consisted of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, Chicago Bulls forward Dimmer Derozan, Brooklyn net forward Kevin Durant and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel MB.

The third team consisted of Atlanta Hawks guard Trey Young, Sons guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam and Minnesota Timberwolves center Carl-Anthony Towns.

Although Jokic was named MVP for the second consecutive season, the only unanimous first-team selection was Antetokounmpo, who won the MVP in 2019 and 2020. Jokic received 88 first-team votes and 12 second-team votes, as Donsik did

MBEAD earned the fifth-highest points from the voting panel of athletes and broadcasters. With 57 votes for the first party and 43 for the second party, Embid scored 414 points, more than Tatum’s 390. But due to positional limitations he was named in the second team; The NBA only allows one center per team.

Jokic averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists and made 58.3 percent of his shots at 74 early this season for Denver. Antetokounmpo averaged 29.9 points (career high), 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists and 55.3 percent of his field goals.

It marks Antetokounmpo’s sixth All-NBA selection and his fourth first-team selection. This is Jokic’s fourth overall pick and third appearance in the first team.

After averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists in the regular season, Donsick became his third consecutive first team.

Tatum earned first-team honors for the first time in his career, while Booker won his first All-NBA election. For the regular season, Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Boston – the highest of all career. Booker posted a career-best 26.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, with 4.8 assists, to take Phoenix to the best regular-season record.

With the formation of the All-NBA team, Booker and Towns have qualified for the Supermax contract extension this offseason.

James has expanded his NBA record with his 18th All-NBA election. Paul won his 11th election and Durant won his 10th.

Other players who voted include Rudy Gobert of Utah (45 points) and Adebayo (26) of Miami; Forwards Jimmy Butler of Miami (32 points), Jillian Brown of Boston (3), Desmond Ben of Memphis (1) and Chris Middleton of Milwaukee (1); And the defenders are Donovan Mitchell of Utah (4), Mikal Bridges of Phoenix (1), Xui Holiday of Milwaukee (1), Kiri Irving of Brooklyn (1), Murray of San Antonio Dijou (1) and Fred Van Vlit (1) of Toronto.

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