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Dragic named 3rd Team All-NBA

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PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was named to the 2013-14 All-NBA Third Team, the league announced today. 

 

After also being named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Improved Player on April 23, Dragic garners his first career All-NBA Team selection and is the first Suns player to receive the honor since Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire were both named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2009-10.

 

Dragic averaged a career-high 20.3 points and 5.9 assists, while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from behind the three-point arc to join Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek (while playing with the Suns in 1991-92), LeBron James (2012-13) and Larry Bird (1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88) as the only four players in NBA history to exceed 20 points and five assists in a season while also shooting at least 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.

Totaling 115 points in the balloting, Dragic received one First Team vote and was joined on the Third Team by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, Charlotte's Al Jefferson and Indiana's Paul George.

The All-NBA First Team consisted of James (Miami), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Joakim Noah (Chicago), Chris Paul (L.A. Clippers) and James Harden (Houston). Stephen Curry (Golden State), Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers), Kevin Love (Minnesota), Dwight Howard (Houston) and Tony Parker (San Antonio) received All-NBA Second Team honors.

The voting panel consisted of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

Below are the results for the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams.

 

2013-14 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

 

Position                           Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                         Points

Forward                           Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (125)               625

Forward                           LeBron James, Miami (124)                              623

Center                              Joakim Noah, Chicago (101)                             551

Guard                               James Harden, Houston (73)                            502

Guard                               Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (86)                          540

 

2013-14 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

 

Position                           Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                         Points

Forward                           Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (5)                        350

Forward                           Kevin Love, Minnesota (2)                               237

Center                              Dwight Howard, Houston (9)                          226

Guard                               Stephen Curry, Golden State (65)                    489

Guard                               Tony Parker, San Antonio (14)                         210

 

2013-14 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

 

Position                           Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                         Points

Forward                           Paul George, Indiana (4)                                   171

Forward                           LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland (2)                    159

Center                              Al Jefferson, Charlotte (4)                                 191

            Guard                               Goran Dragic, Phoenix (1)                                115

            Guard                               Damian Lillard, Portland (2)                            115     

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