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2017 All-NBA announced: No Warriors on first team

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were voted to the All-NBA second team, while Draymond Green made the third team.

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You know you are spoiled when you look at the All-NBA team list, and you scrunch your nose because no Warriors player was selected to the first team. Oh well, that’s the new reality we live in, apparently, after Stephen Curry became the first ever unanimous MVP last year. We expect a certain level of fawning from the media, even if during a down year for a lot of the Warriors’ players — as they learned how to share the spotlight, learned how to play with one another — they still put together amazing seasons, individually and collectively.

So, without further ado, here are the 2017 All-NBA results:

A couple of quick reactions:

  1. It’s interesting Harden garnered a unanimous first team appearance, while Russell Westbrook received a lone second team vote. Note: That lone vote for the guard spot went to Stephen Curry. You think Westbrook is gonna be salty much next season, even after winning the MVP?
  2. Draymond Green was voted to the third team, even after putting together one of the most comprehensive defensive seasons in league history. As Nate pointed out in our slack group, “I LOVE that Draymond is 3rd team behind a whole bunch of guys he thinks he's better than. I call averaging a triple-double from this point on... [smiling imp emoji].” So, we have that to look forward to over the rest of this season.
  3. Whoever voted Nikola Jokic to the All-NBA first team is a national hero. Seriously, that took some courage.
  4. Paul George and Gordon Hayward both miss out on All-NBA teams, potentially altering the course of both of their careers. Read all about it here, but basically they now will miss out on a butt-load of potentially guaranteed money, and could both now flee in free agency without feeling overly beholden to their current teams.

Even after putting up 60 points in three quarters, and being a part of the league’s best team, Klay was nowhere near making an All-NBA team this year. He had 14 total points, tied with Kyrie Irving and trailing Hassan Whiteside. As Bobby Marks pointed out, this could impact his earning power moving forward.

So, what do you guys think? Did the voters get it right? Are there any glaring errors, or any glaring snubs?

Let us know in the comments!

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