Bogut named to All-NBA Third Team
Becomes first Bucks player named to squad since Michael Redd in 2003-04
Bucks center Andrew Bogut has been named to the 2009-10 All-NBA Third Team, the league announced today. Bogut earned 149 points, the most for any player on the Third Team and 11th most overall.
Bogut started 69 games for the Bucks this year, averaging career-highs with 15.9 points and 2.5 blocks (second in the NBA) and added 10.2 rebounds (second-highest total in his career). The fifth-year veteran was one of two players (Dwight Howard) to average at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game this season.
Bogut helped the Bucks to a 46-36 record, their most wins since going 50-32 in 2000-01, and their first playoff appearance since 2006. The Bucks were 40-29 with Bogut in the lineup before the center missed the final six games of the season with injuries to his right elbow, wrist and hand after a fall against Phoenix on April 3.
The Melbourne, Australia native blocked 175 shots in 69 games, which included a franchise record streak of 39 consecutive games with a block, the longest such streak in the NBA this year and longest since Marcus Camby blocked a shot in 51 straight games in 2007-08. When Bogut blocked four or more shots in a game, the Bucks went 14-4. Milwaukee was also 23-8 when their center scored 17 points or more, 16-3 when he tallied 20-plus points and 13-1 when he recorded at least 20 points with 10 or more rebounds.
Bogut is the first Bucks player to be voted onto an All-NBA team since Michael Redd earned Third Team honors in 2003-04. The All-NBA First Team consists of: Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Dwight Howard (Orlando), LeBron James (Cleveland) and Dwyane Wade (Miami). The All-NBA Second Team included: Carmelo Anthony (Denver), Steve Nash (Phoenix), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix) and Deron Williams (Utah). Joining Bogut on the All-NBA Third Team were: Tim Duncan (San Antonio), Pau Gasol (L.A. Lakers), Joe Johnson (Atlanta) and Brandon Roy (Portland) on this year's Third Team.
The All-NBA Teams were voted on by a panel of 122 sportswriters and broadcasters, with players receiving five points for a First Team vote, three points for a Second Team vote and one point for a Third Team vote.