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Dwyane Wade Named First Team All - NBA

May 7 2010 9:39AM

MIAMI, 5/7 – The NBA has announced that Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade has been named to the 2009-10 All-NBA First Team. This marks the second consecutive year that Wade has earned All-NBA First Team honors. He joins Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in franchise history to be recognized twice as a First Team All-NBA selection. It marks the fifth time in Wade’s career he has earned All-NBA honors. He was a Second Team All-NBA selection in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and a Third Team selection in 2006-07. Wade’s five All-NBA selections are tops in franchise history. Joining Wade on the All-NBA First Team are Cleveland forward LeBron James, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, Orlando center Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 122 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

Today’s announcement caps another outstanding season for the HEAT co-captain. In addition to earning All-NBA honors for the second straight season, the 2009-10 season saw Wade named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the third time in his career, be named a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Mar. 7 and Mar. 28), earn Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for the month of March and also start the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas where he captured MVP honors. Upon earning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, Wade became just the 12th player in NBA history to capture the MVP award at both the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals during his career. He joined LeBron James as the only players in the league this year to finish in the Top 10 in points, assists and steals.

Wade appeared in 77 games for the HEAT and averaged 26.6 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.84 steals, 1.06 blocks and 36.3 minutes. Among NBA leaders he ranked third in points scored (2,045), fourth in field goals made (719), fourth in free throws made (534), fourth in free throws attempted (702), fourth in steals (1.84 spg), fifth in scoring average (26.6 ppg), fifth in field goals attempted (1,511), eighth in total assists (501), 10th in assists per game (6.5 apg), 29th in blocks (1.06 bpg), 30th in minutes played (36.3 mpg) and tied for 44th in double-doubles (17). Additionally he led all guards in the NBA in blocks for the second straight season becoming the first guard to average more than one block per game in consecutive years since former Boston Celtics guard Reggie Lewis accomplished the feat during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. Wade also recorded his third 2,000-point/500-assist season. His 2,045 points scored marked the second best single-season total in Miami history.

2009-10 All-NBA Teams

Below are the results of the voting for the 2009-10 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses:

Position    Player, Team (1st Team Votes)  Points
Forward LeBron James, Cleveland (122) 610
Forward  Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (107) 579
Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (122) 610
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (119) 604
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (81) 520


Position    Player, Team (1st Team Votes)  Points
Forward Carmelo Anthony, Denver (9) 321
Forward  Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (10) 356
Center Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix (2) 239
Guard Steve Nash, Phoenix (24) 366
Guard Deron Williams, Utah (14) 343


Position    Player, Team (1st Team Votes)  Points
Forward Tim Duncan, San Antonio 125
Forward  Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers 94
Center Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee 149
Guard Joe Johnson, Atlanta 118
Guard Brandon Roy, Portland 87

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Chris Bosh, Toronto, 80; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 47; David Lee, New York, 43; Carlos Boozer, Utah, 33; Chauncey Billups, Denver, 24; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 20; Al Horford, Atlanta, 19; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 18; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 15; Chris Paul, New Orleans, 14; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 13; Chris Kaman, LA Clippers, 9; Brook Lopez, New Jersey, 6; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 6; Paul Pierce, Boston, 6; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte, 5; Marcus Camby, Portland, 3; Andrew Bynum, LA Lakers, 2; Danny Granger, Indiana, 2; David West, New Orleans, 1; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 1; Mo Williams; Cleveland, 1; Tony Parker San Antonio, 1.