LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard Earn All-NBA Honors

Portland All-Stars named to All-NBA Third Team

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 4, 2014) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Damian Lillard were respectively named to the All-NBA Third Team, it was announced today by the league.

Aldridge, 28, averaged career highs of 23.2 points (45.8% FG, 82.2% FT) and 11.1 rebounds to go with 2.6 assists in 69 games. He finished the season as one of three players ranked in the NBA’s top-10 in both scoring (eighth) and rebounding (seventh). A three-time Western Conference Player of the Week, Aldridge posted a career-best 40 double-doubles and paced the league with three games of 20 points and 20 rebounds.

PLAYER PROFILE - Aldridge

 
Lillard, 23, followed up his 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year season with averages of 20.7 points (42.4% FG, 39.4% 3-PT, 87.1% FT), 3.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 82 games. Setting a Portland single-season record and ranking third in the NBA with 218 3-pointers made, Lillard finished among league leaders in free throw percentage (eighth), scoring (16th) and assists (tied-22nd).

PLAYER PROFILE - Lillard

Aldridge and Lillard are the first Trail Blazers to be named All-NBA in the same year since Maurice Lucas and Bill Walton in 1977-78.

The honor is the second for Aldridge, who was named All-NBA Third Team in 2010-11. Lillard becomes the seventh player in franchise history to earn All-NBA honors, joining Aldridge, Walton (1976-77, 1977-78), Lucas (1977-78), Jim Paxson (1983-84), Clyde Drexler (1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92) and Brandon Roy (2008-09, 2009-10).

In 2013-14, Aldridge and Lillard became Portland’s first NBA All-Star duo in 20 years, leading the Trail Blazers to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time since 1999-2000. The team’s 54-28 record marked the largest improvement in franchise history, and the sixth-best record, all-time.

Indiana’s Paul George, Charlotte’s Al Jefferson and Phoenix’s Goran Dragic join Aldridge and Lillard on the 2013-14 All-NBA Third Team.

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

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

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Carmelo Anthony, New York, 86 (1 First Team vote); John Wall, Washington, 70; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 63 (1); DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 56; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 40 (1); Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 37 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 32 (1); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 29; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 21; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 17; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 16 (2); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 14 (1); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 7; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 6; Mike Conley, Memphis, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 4; Joe Johnson, Brooklyn, 4; Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 3; Ty Lawson, Denver, 2; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 1.