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Nash, Stoudemire Named All-NBA Second Team

Los compañeros de equipo de los Suns Steve Nash y Amaré Stoudemire fueron nombrados al Segundo Equipo Ideal de la NBA.
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Posted: May 8, 2008

Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash and center Amar’e Stoudemire were named to the All-NBA Second Team, the league announced today.

Nash garners his sixth career All-NBA Team selection and his first Second Team selection for a season in which he averaged 16.9 points and a team-high 11.1 assists (2nd-NBA), the first player since Magic Johnson in 1990-91 to average 11 or more assists and not lead the league. Nash, 34, tallied a career-high 898 assists in 2007-08, second-most in a single-season in franchise history, and moved into 15th place on the NBA’s all-time assist list.

The 6-3, 178-pound playmaker this season joined NBA legend Larry Bird (1986-87, 1987-88) as the only players in league history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line in multiple seasons (2005-06). The six-time All-Star shot a career-high 47.0 percent (2nd-NBA) from three-point range en route to a career-best 179 three-pointers made.

Stoudemire, 25, enjoys the third All-NBA Team center selection of his six-year career and receives Second Team honors for the second time in his career (2004-05). Stoudemire was named to the First Team in 2006-07. Just two seasons removed from microfracture knee surgery, the 6-10, 245-pound center averaged team-highs of 25.2 points (5th-NBA), 9.1 rebounds (19th) and a career-high 2.06 blocks (6th) in becoming the first NBA player since Tim Duncan in 2001-02 to average at least 25 points, nine boards and two blocks.

Stoudemire, who received the most First Team votes of any player not on the First Team (30), was the NBA’s leading scorer among all centers and power forwards in 2007-08. He is now one of just nine players in franchise history to average 20 or more points for a career (21.0).

The All-NBA First Team includes the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Boston’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Cleveland’s LeBron James and New Orleans’ Chris Paul.

In addition to the Suns’ duo, the Second Team consists of Utah’s Deron Williams, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki.

The Third Team includes San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, Utah’s Carlos Boozer and Boston’s Paul Pierce, Houston’s Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 127 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.

Below are the results of the voting for the 2007-08 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses:

    2007-08 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward
    Kevin Garnett, Boston (118) 612
    Forward
    LeBron James, Cleveland (117) 610
    Center
    Dwight Howard, Orlando (86) 546
    Guard
    Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (127) 635
    Guard
    Chris Paul, New Orleans (124) 629

    2007-08 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward
    Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (1) 189
    Forward
    Tim Duncan, San Antonio (25) 397
    Center
    Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix (30) 412
    Guard
    Steve Nash, Phoenix (2) 311
    Guard
    Deron Williams, Utah 228

    2007-08 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward
    Carlos Boozer, Utah 174
    Forward
    Paul Pierce, Boston (2) 151
    Center
    Yao Ming, Houston (2) 71
    Guard
    Tracy McGrady, Houston (1) 137
    Guard
    Manu Ginobili, San Antonio 123

    Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Allen Iverson, Denver, 116; Carmelo Anthony, Denver, 89; Marcus Camby, Denver, 59; Chauncey Billups, Detroit, 38; Baron Davis, Golden State, 32; David West, New Orleans, 24; Rasheed Wallace, Detroit, 22; Tyson Chandler, New Orleans, 18; Antawn Jamison, Washington, 15; Al Jefferson, Minnesota, 14; Chris Bosh, Toronto, 11; Joe Johnson, Atlanta 8; Andre Miller, Philadelphia, 7; Caron Butler, Washington, 5; Shaquille O'Neal, Phoenix, 5; Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, 5; Kevin Martin, Sacramento, 4; Ray Allen, Boston, 4; Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando, 3; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 2; Josh Howard, Dallas, 2; Richard Hamilton, Detroit, 2; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 1; Brandon Roy, Portland, 1; Michael Redd, Milwaukee, 1; Tayshaun Prince, Detroit, 1; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 1.