Poll: 2019 All-NBA First Team

NBA teams in 2018/19 played at the fastest league-wide pace in three decades, and scoring totals increased in turn. According to Basketball-Reference, clubs scored an averaged of 111.2 points per game this season, the highest mark the league has seen since the NBA-ABA merger.

As a result, some historic individual numbers were recorded in 2018/19, making the All-NBA races particularly compelling. For a handful of players, the All-NBA selections will also have major financial consequences, impacting their potential maximum salaries this offseason.

The league isn’t expected to announce its All-NBA teams for about another month, but we want to give you an opportunity to make your own picks before then. We’re starting today with the First Team, before moving onto the Second Team on Monday, and the Third Team later next week.

Polls for the guards, forwards, and center are below — you’ll have the opportunity to pick two players apiece in the guard and forward polls. We’ll leave today’s polls open through the weekend before naming the players with the most votes to our All-NBA First Team and moving on to voting for the Second Team.

Vote for your All-NBA picks below, and then take to the comment section to explain your reasoning. And if there’s a player not listed below that you believe deserves All-NBA consideration, be sure to mention him in the comment section too — if I agree, I’ll make sure he’s included in our Second and Third Team polls.

Guards:

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Forwards:

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Center:

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15 thoughts on “Poll: 2019 All-NBA First Team

    • 123Redsox

      He’s a point forward. Runs the point on offense and can cover the 4 man on D

  1. Grant
    Grant

    Embiid might be the best C in the league but Jokic definently had the better season and is definitely a first teamer. Not even that close really

    • Jason Lancaster

      Agreed. Embid might be the better all around player because of his defense, but he didn’t play nearly as well as Jokic for all 82 games.

      Guys that miss big portions of the season shouldn’t be eligible for first team selections. Health and durability have got to count.

  2. x%sure

    Curry, Harden, Giannis, George, Jokic.
    The top MVP candidates. Paul George seems a little off now, but. . . he played 77 games with a +16 on/off, kept up his D, and was a remarkable contested 3pt shooter in mid-season. Jokic is the Curry of centers, reinventing the possibilities.

    Davis PER30 only played 56 games, James PER26 55. A players poll voted Westbrooke overrated.

    A few players are mentioned twice (Doncic, Middleton, Davis)… wonder how that will work out.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      I got the same 1st team. Was on the fence about Curry or Lillard but went with Curry because someone from the dubs should be 1st team. KD 2nd team and Klay 3rd team.

      • x%sure

        I’ll def have Lillard & Durant on my second team. Right now both are better than George, who has fallen off since mid-February, but previously, put on one the best-ever deep shooting stretches.

        Lillard is at 30ppg through 3 playoff games. Paul George is 22 for 60, 37%. Blazers up 2-1, predictable, since Lillard doesn’t want a repeat of 2018, and what is up with PG13.

  3. azcrook

    Impossible to leave Curry or Harden off any 1st team……no offense to some of the others, but these two are head and shoulders over any of the other guards

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