NBA Awards: Predicting the All-NBA Teams

May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half against the Chicago Bulls in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The last awards to be given out this season will be the All-NBA teams. There’s really no better way to look back on a season and remember who impacted it the most than by looking at the All-NBA teams.

Here are my picks below for the three All-NBA teams:

First Team
G – Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
G – Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
F – LeBron James, Miami Heat
F – Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
C – Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies

Second Team
G – Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
G – James Harden, Houston Rockets
F – Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
F – Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
C – Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Third Team
G – Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
G – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
F – David Lee, Golden State Warriors
F – Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
C – Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

The first team was pretty easy to determine. You could have made a case for Parker or Harden making it over Kobe but I think Kobe deserves and will get the nod.

The forward position got tricky for me with the second and third teams. I decided that Duncan was a center and coming up with the second forward after Carmelo was a tough one. I went with Randolph but I don’t feel great about it. I could easily see Lee or Griffin making it at that spot.

Forwards like Paul George, Josh Smith and Chris Bosh got snubbed by me and again you could easily make a case for either of them to make it as well.

Curry is close to making the second team over Harden. I think the top six guards are pretty clear though with the exception of Dwyane Wade, who was probably my biggest snub.

What do you think about these picks? Who do you have making the teams?

Topics: All-NBA Teams, Kevin Durant, NBA Playoffs, Oklahoma City Thunder

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