The Greek Freak was named first-team All-NBA, making it three seasons in a row that he has been named to one of the All-NBA teams (he was named second team in the previous two seasons). Thompson asked reporters after practice Thursday when he learned he had just missed out on being a third-team selection. On the season, Antetokounmpo shot a franchise-best 57.8 percent (ranked 11th in the NBA) from the field and earned Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors four times.
Klay Thompson learns he didn't make All-NBA ("Oh I didn't?") and is clearly a little ticked (it affects his next contract): "When you go to five straight Finals, it takes more than a couple All-NBA guys..."
"But whatever. I would rather win a championship than be Third Team All-NBA, so it's all good".
Because he didn't make any All-NBA team, Thompson won't be eligible for a five-year, $221 million supermax from Golden State.
For a guy like Walker, a free agent to-be, earning that All-NBA status is a big deal. That's $31 million more than Charlotte would have been allowed to offer him had he not been selected to an All-NBA team.
Walker finished with four second-team votes and 39 third-team votes for 51 points, while Thompson had three second-team votes and 18 third-team votes for 27 points.
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However, he is still expected to be fit for the World Cup after scans revealed he had suffered only a minor ankle injury. Finch touched upon the experience his team has which will definitely prove to be a great asset for the 5 time winners.
Both Thompson and the Warriors have said throughout the season that they were hopeful about getting a new deal done after the season.
"It is what it is".
"It is what it is, you know, I can't control it", Thompson said, shrugging with a wry smile.
Lillard is one of the best guards in the league, averaging 25.8 points and 6.9 assists for Portland this season.
The All-NBA Second Team is centre Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), forwards Kevin Durant (Warriors) and Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors) and guards Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) and Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics).