Thunder forward Paul George was named to the All-NBA First Team, and guard Russell Westbrook maed the Third Team. The NBA announced the honors Thursday. Oklahoma City is one of only two teams to have multiple players on the All-NBA Teams.
This represents the fifth All-NBA selection for George, and the eighth time Westbrook has been named to an All-NBA Team. This also marks the first time George has been named to the All-NBA First Team.
George averaged career highs in points (28.0, second in NBA), rebounds (8.2), assists (4.1) and steals (2.21, first in NBA). The only other player to average as many points, rebounds, and steals in a season since steals became an official stat was Michael Jordan in 1988-98.
Westbrook recorded his third-straight season averaging a triple-double with his 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds (first among guards), and 10.7 assists (first in NBA) along with 1.95 steals (fourth in NBA). He is the only player in NBA history to hold such an average across consecutive seasons. He also holds two scoring titles and led the league in assists last season, making him the first player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring in multiple seasons and in assists in multiple seasons.
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