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Paul George, Russell Westbrook Named to All-NBA Teams

Zachary Low

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The NBA announced their annual All-NBA selections on Thursday afternoon, and, as expected, Paul George and Russell Westbrook were both named as choices.

Paul George, who was announced as a finalist for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award earlier this week, earned All-NBA First Team honors for the first time in his 9-year career. This is his 5th All-NBA selection to go along with his 4x All-NBA Second Team selections.

George averaged 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.2 steals—all career-highs— in 77 games with the Thunder this season. He was also named to the NBA All-Defensive first team.

Russell Westbrook, who many considered to have a down year this season, was named to the All-NBA Third Team. This is his 8th All-NBA selection to go along with his 2x All-NBA First Team and 5x All-NBA Second Team selections.

Westbrook averaged 22.9 points along with 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists—both career-highs—as he put together his third consecutive season of averaging a triple-double in 73 games with the Thunder.

Both George and Westbrook ended the season in disappointing fashion as they struggled in a 4-1 series loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. After receiving treatment for a number of injuries, both players will be ready to get back on the court in October and work towards the goal of bring an NBA Finals trophy to Oklahoma City.

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