NBA Announces 2018/19 All-NBA Teams

The NBA has formally announced the All-NBA First, Second, and Third Teams for the 2018/19 season, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden leading the way as the two unanimous selections for the First Team.

The full All-NBA teams are listed below, with their vote totals in parentheses. Players received five points for a First Team vote, three points for a Second Team vote, and one point for a Third Team vote, so Antetokounmpo and Harden scored a perfect 500 — First Team nods from all 100 voters.

All-NBA First Team

All-NBA Second Team

All-NBA Third Team

As we detailed in March, this year’s All-NBA selections have significant financial implications for several players. Here’s a breakdown of how several All-NBA candidates were impacted:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is now eligible for a super-max extension with the Bucks, which he can sign in 2020. It would start at 35% of the cap in 2021/22 and would extend his contract by five years.
  • Damian Lillard is now eligible for a super-max extension with the Trail Blazers, which he can sign in 2019. It would start at 35% of the cap in 2021/22 and would extend his contract by four years.
  • Kemba Walker is now eligible for a super-max contract with the Hornets, which he can sign in 2019. It would start at 35% of the cap in 2019/20 and would be for five years.
  • Bradley Beal, Klay Thompson, Nikola Vucevic, and other super-max candidates who didn’t earn All-NBA honors aren’t eligible for super-max contracts (or a super-max extension, in Beal’s case). Thompson’s and Vucevic’s maximum contracts this summer would start at 30% of the cap.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns‘ extension with the Timberwolves, which goes into effect in 2019/20, will start at 25% of the cap, rather than 30%, because he didn’t earn All-NBA honors.

Beal and Thompson received the most All-NBA votes of any guards who missed out on the All-NBA teams, receiving 34 and 27 points respectively. Sixers guard Ben Simmons got seven points, while no other guards had more than four.

LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs) and Danilo Gallinari (Clippers) were the runners-up at forward, receiving 17 and seven points, respectively. Pascal Siakam (Raptors) had four points, while no other forwards had more than three.

At center, Towns received 20 points, followed by Vucevic at four and Pistons center Andre Drummond with three.

Interestingly, the 15 players named to the All-NBA teams for 2018/19 were the same 15 players that Hoops Rumors readers voted for in our end-of-season All-NBA polls last month. The only differences were George swapping places with Durant and Irving flipping spots with Westbrook.

The full and official All-NBA voting results can be found right here.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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29 thoughts on “NBA Announces 2018/19 All-NBA Teams

  1. DynamiteAdams

    Fully agree with the lists. A little surprised but glad Jokic got first team. Really glad AD and KAT weren’t on here because they were putting up empty stats all year.

  2. brian214

    Am I crazy for thinking I’d roll with the second team over the first (assuming all healthy/injury free)?

  3. OCTraveler

    In today’s game, reserving a spot for a “center” is ridiculous- should be the top five players are the first team, the second team is 6-10 and the third is 11-15.

    • Luke Adams

      100 media members. Their ballots will be made public after the NBA awards show next month.

  4. InvalidUserID

    I’d love to give the players a vote. Have it be something like players, coaches, and media with whatever %.

    • JT19

      The players have put up some jokes for their All-Star ballots. I’m not sure I would feel confident in them having a vote for an award that could swing millions of dollars one way or the other.

  5. x%sure

    Draymond both disappointed and relieved… Griffin not Green… But also Kemba not Klay… Get that max extension done!

  6. realistnotsucker

    Can someone explain to me why Lilard is only eligible for 4 year max while Giannis is eligible for a 5 year max

    • Luke Adams

      An extension can’t take the total length of the contract beyond six years.

      If Lillard signs his super-max extension this year, he’d still have two years left on his current contract. If Giannis signs in 2020 (he can’t sign any earlier), he’d have one year left.

  7. GSW just saved about 38 mm based on KT not making it. Another great aspect of these rules; teams rooting against their own players making All NBA.

  8. Guest617

    kyrie destroyed the celtics locker room – everyone including the coach hates him

    • Tell Ainge. He’s looking at anything and everything he might be able to do to bring him back. Guess he’s not as up on the Celtics situation as you are.

  9. x%sure

    Again with my chart of bubble guards, expanded a bit, showing All-NBA voting points in the first column– Kemba getting the nod as the 6th guard, with by far the worst winning vote total, and then three also-rans. CONLEY with the best year is out. They are in reverse order of what they should be. Walker (negative career ORtg-Drtg net) gets the recognition again, 3 allstar nods matching 3 career playoff wins (Conley 0&29, Beal 2&21, Klay 5&84). If Walker gets maxxed even more for gunning on a salary drive for a bad team, all the more an outrage. I can only hope the columns line up…

    name votes PER BPM net on/off
    Walker 51 21.7 3.3 -2 6.5
    BrBeal 31 17.0 2.8 -1 2.0
    Klay T 18 16.6 -.8 -2 -.5
    Conley 4 21.4 3.4 +6 6.7

      • x%sure

        I doubt MJ was planning to even offer the fixed-rate battery-powered hemi-max. Thanks and move along, era.

    • Toyin

      I hope this comes out right,,,

      GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% REB
      75 35.0 46.2 36.2 75.3 7.5

      5.4 0.4 0.7 2.7 3.4 24.5

      GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% REB
      81 33.2 51.9 23.8 84.7 9.2

      2.4 1.3 0.5 2.2 1.8 21.3

  10. cesc

    Can’t believe AD & KAT are out, SMH!
    Absolutely outrageous!!!
    In my opinion…
    1) Westbrook, Harden, Giannis, AD, Embiid
    2) Kyrie, Curry, LBJ, KD, KAT
    3) Simmons, Lillard, PG13, Kawhi, Jokic

    • JT19

      Not that it would really matter since its a two horse race between Harden and Giannis, but whose is your other finalist then for MVP? I assume Westbrook or Embiid right? PG13 was arguably one of the top 3-5 players all season until his shoulder injury so I find it hard to say he shouldn’t be 1st or 2nd team All-NBA.

    • drevni.bradonja

      Why is Anthony Davis in your First Team?
      He played a career-low 56 games, his shooting percentages and points per game dipped, and his team ended up being in the top 10 worst teams in the league!

  11. Simple Fan

    I’m pretty stoked about the turnouts. I’m a pretty simple Fan but MAN that’s the tight ish

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