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The voting results affected several players’ quests for new long-term contracts:
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Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker are now eligible for the NBA’s super maximum contract extension this summer. Klay Thompson and Bradley Beal were left off All-NBA teams.
Antetokounmpo, who is trying to get the Bucks to the NBA Finals, is making his first-team debut.
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Giannis went full MVP mode to take Game 3
32 PTS | 13 REB | 8 AST | 3 BLK https://t.co/EBbywx2MZr
The 24-year-old was on the second team in each of the previous two years but took another step forward in 2018-19 with a career-high 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the NBA’s best regular-season squad.
Harden continues to hold serve on the All-NBA first team. This marks his third straight selection and fifth in the previous six years.
The reigning MVP was included thanks to a league-leading 36.1 points per game, the seventh-highest single-season mark in NBA history. He also did something this season that only Michael Jordan accomplished (1988-89):
🚀 @JHarden13 joins Michael Jordan as the only players to have at least 2,700 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds in a season! #Rockets https://t.co/DU