Rose tops the All-NBA first team
Bulls MVP Derrick Rose tops the All-NBA first team. Amar’e Stoudemire tops the All-NBA second team. Heat Lebron James, Thunder Kevin Durant, Lakers Kobe Bryant, and Magic Dwight Howard round out the pack for first team. Lebron, Rose, and Durant are still in the Playoffs, but Kobe and Howard had early departures. Derrick Rose is no surprise with his MVP numbers and his team’s best record. It is Rose’s first time on the All-NBA first team. Lebron James put up good numbers averaging 26.7 points, 7.5 boards, and seven assists per game. Kobe got his sixth straight and ninth overall selection with solid numbers: averaging 25.3 points, 5.1 boards, and 4.7 assists per game. For Durant it was the second time selected first team, and he led the lead in scoring averaging 27.7 points per game and added 6.8 boards per game as well. Howard was named Defensive player of the year, so he was an obvious choice for the first team. Check out the All-NBA Second and Third team selections below!
“It’s an honor,” Rose told ESPNChicago.com on Thursday.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau added: “We’re thrilled for him. We’re obviously very pleased. He certainly earned it. He’s had a terrific season and you couldn’t ask anything more of a player.”
All-NBA Second Team: Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, Heat Dwyane Wade, Thunder Russell Westbrook, Lakers Pau Gasol, and Mavericks Dirk Nowitski.
All-NBA Third Team: Spurs Manu Ginobli, Hornets Chris Paul, Grizzlies Zach Randolph, Hawks Al Horford, and Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge.
(quotes, info, stats courtesy espn)