Lillard Named to All-NBA Second Team
The NBA Bubble MVP was named an All-NBA Second Teamer on Wednesday.
Damian Lillard played unlike any other player this season a few times.
He averaged 48.8 points during a six-game stretch where he scored 61, 51 and 50.
Then, he averaged 37.6 in Portland’s eight seeding games in the Orlando bubble, where he again scored 61 and 51 in games. However, the bubble games did not count towards his stats for being selected to the All-NBA second team.
Lillard had career high averages in points (30.0 per game) assists (8.0 per game), field goal percentage (46.3%) and three point percentage (40.1). His scoring average and 270 three pointers made were both franchise records. He did all that in just 66 games.
Lillard’s 30 points per game were a franchise record for a season and third in the NBA — only behind James Harden (34.3) and Bradley Beal (30.5). Lillard was fifth in the league for assists per game (8.0).
With this selection he becomes the first Portland Trail Blazer with five All-NBA honors. He’s been a first teamer (2017-18) and a third teamer (2013-14), and a second teamer now three times (previously in 2015-16 & 2018-19).
All-NBA First Team
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (unanimous)
- LeBron James (unanimous)
- James Harden
- Anthony Davis
- Luka Dončić
All-NBA Second Team
- Kawhi Leonard
- Nikola Jokić
- Damian Lillard
- Chris Paul
- Pascal Siakam
All-NBA Third Team
- Jayson Tatum
- Jimmy Butler
- Rudy Gobert
- Ben Simmons
- Russell Westbrook
The full breakdown of voting for the three All-NBA teams went like this:
The complete voting for the All-NBA teams. https://t.co/UxGkald6Of pic.twitter.com/zodXJKxE6B
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) September 16, 2020