Thursday, May 24, 2012
Rondo named to All-NBA third team
By Chris Forsberg
David Butler II/US PresswireCeltics guard Rajon Rondo landed on the All-NBA third team.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo landed on the All-NBA third team for the 2011-12 season.
The first team consisted of Miami's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Orlando's Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, while the second team featured Minnesota's Kevin Love, the Clippers' Blake Griffin, the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, San Antonio's Tony Parker and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.
Rondo shared third-team honors with New York's Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane Wade.
The All-NBA teams were chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Panelists voted for All-NBA first, second and third teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Rondo earned 142 points, including four first-team votes. Teammates Paul Pierce (31 points) and Kevin Garnett (22) also received votes.
Rondo, named to the All-Defensive second team on Wednesday, is the first Celtics player on the All-NBA teams since Pierce landed on the second team for the 2008-09 season. Kevin Garnett (first team) and Pierce (third team) were also All-NBA during the 2007-08 championship season.
A look at the voting totals (first-team votes in parentheses):
2011-12 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM Forward LeBron James, Miami (118) 596
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (117) 591
Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (75) 476
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (104) 568
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (74) 484
2011-12 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM Forward Kevin Love, Minnesota (16) 365
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 170
Center Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers (33) 400
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (41) 367
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (5) 239
2011-12 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York (1) 154
Forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 136
Center Tyson Chandler, New York (4) 60
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (1) 235
Guard Rajon Rondo, Boston (4) 142
Other players receiving votes (with point totals): LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 55; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 52; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 44; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 33; Paul Pierce, Boston, 31; Al Jefferson, Utah, 30; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 27; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 24; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 18; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 16; Deron Williams, New Jersey, 14; Rudy Gay, Memphis, 10; James Harden, Oklahoma City, 8; Luol Deng, Chicago, 5; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 5; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 3; Danny Granger, Indiana, 3; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 3; Monta Ellis, Milwaukee, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Marcin Gortat, Phoenix, 2; Paul Millsap, Utah, 2; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 2; David Lee, Golden State, 1; and DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 1.