The NBA on Thursday released the lists of the 15 players compiling the three All-NBA teams, and while many of the names were expecting, many were surprised that New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis was left off the lists.
Davis is the latest victim of the “Derrick Rose rule,” which permits players to earn a bonus for making an All-NBA team twice over the course of his rookie contract. Davis, who signed a contract extension with the Pelicans in 2015, won’t get the bonus in his contract that will be worth approximately $24 million over the next five years.
There were also other surprising names on the list, including Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who earned honors as the first-team’s center position, beating out Davis, Draymond Green, Andre Drummond and DeMarcus Cousins.
League MVP Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Russell Westbrook accompanied Jordan on the first-team.
The full list of players, including the number of votes each player received, can be found below:
Curry, LeBron, Westbrook, Kawhi, DeAndre lead All-NBA 1st team picks pic.twitter.com/wsU5N9wnQk
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) May 26, 2016
The second-team included Green, Cousins, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Damian Lillard. The third-team consisted of Drummond, Kyle Lowry, Paul George, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Klay Thompson.
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