The NBA announced its All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams on Thursday and Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge was not included.
Aldridge, who was named All-NBA Third Team in 2011, narrowly missed the All-NBA Third Team this year, receiving the most votes of any player not selected. The following forwards were selected in front of him: LeBron James and Kevin Durant (First Team), Kevin Love and Blake Griffin (Second Team) and Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo Anthony (Third Team).
Aldridge, 26, averaged 21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 36.3 minutes per game this season. He played in 55 of Portland's 66 games and was shut down at the end of the season so he could undergo surgery on his hip.
The full votes are listed below.
The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. First team votes are in parentheses and total vote tallies follow.
2011-12 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
- Forward LeBron James, Miami (118) 596
- Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (117) 591
- Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (75) 476
- Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (104) 568
- Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (74) 484
2011-12 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
- Forward Kevin Love, Minnesota (16) 365
- Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 170
- Center Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers (33) 400
- Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (41) 367
- Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (5) 239
2011-12 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
- Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York (1) 154
- Forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 136
- Center Tyson Chandler, New York (4) 60
- Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (1) 235
- Guard Rajon Rondo, Boston (4) 142
Other players receiving votes, with point totals: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 55; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 52; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 44; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 33; Paul Pierce, Boston, 31; Al Jefferson, Utah, 30; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 27; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 24; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 18; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 16; Deron Williams, New Jersey, 14; Rudy Gay, Memphis, 10; James Harden, Oklahoma City, 8; Luol Deng, Chicago, 5; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 5; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 3; Danny Granger, Indiana, 3; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 3; Monta Ellis, Milwaukee, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Marcin Gortat, Phoenix, 2; Paul Millsap, Utah, 2; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 2; David Lee, Golden State, 1; and DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 1.
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