Warriors Forward David Lee Earns All-NBA Third Team Honors
Becomes Golden State’s First All-NBA Representative Since 1993-94

Lee led the NBA with 56 double-doubles and 31 20-point/10-rebound games. (Elsa/NBAE/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee has earned All-NBA Third Team honors for the 2012-13 season, the league announced today. The All-NBA selection is the first of Lee’s career and also marks the first time that the Warriors have had a player earn such accolades since Latrell Sprewell was a First Team selection in 1993-94.

Lee, 30, appeared in 79 regular-season games this season, averaging 18.5 points (15th in NBA), 11.2 rebounds (T-4th), 3.5 assists and 36.8 minutes (15th) per contest, while shooting 51.9 percent (21st) from the field. The eight-year veteran was the only player in the NBA to average at least 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in 2012-13, becoming just the fifth Warriors player ever to post those numbers in a single season – joining Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Thurmond, Jerry Lucas and Neil Johnston.

The 6’9” forward led the NBA with 56 point/rebound double-doubles, becoming the first Warriors player to lead the NBA in the category since Chamberlain in 1963-64. Lee also led the league in 20-point/10-rebound games with 31, the most by a Warriors player since Thurmond in 1971-72. Golden State posted a 25-6 record in Lee’s 31 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.

For his efforts this season, Lee was also named to the Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming the first Warriors player to earn All-Star recognition since Sprewell in 1997. Additionally, Lee was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the weeks ending December 16, 2012, and February 3, 2013, becoming the first Warriors player since Baron Davis in 2004-05 to win the weekly award twice in one season.

In addition to his work on the court, Lee was also one of 10 finalists for the NBA’s Kia Community Assist Award for the 2012-13 season, in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 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 2012-13 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward LeBron James, Miami (119) 595
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (102) 555
Center Tim Duncan, San Antonio (45) 392
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (91) 521
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (97) 537

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (24) 397
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 132
Center Marc Gasol, Memphis (38) 295
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs (16) 273
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (20) 306

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward David Lee, Golden State 79
Forward Paul George, Indiana 73
Center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers (17) 203
Guard Dwayne Wade, Miami (3) 145
Guard James Harden, Houston (5) 253

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn, 132 (7 First Team votes); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 72; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 62; Chris Bosh, Miami, 59 (4); Joakim Noah, Chicago, 56 (3); Zach Randolph, Memphis, 45; Al Horford, Atlanta, 31 (2); Paul Pierce, Boston, 24; Al Jefferson, Utah, 20 (1); Tyson Chandler, New York, 19 (1); Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 9; Luol Deng, Chicago, 8; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 8; Ty Lawson, Denver, 8; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 7; Deron Williams, Brooklyn, 6; Pau Gasol, LA Lakers, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Omer Asik, Houston, 3; Kenneth Faried, Denver, 3; Raymond Felton, New York, 3; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 3; Carlos Boozer, Chicago, 2; Mike Conley, Memphis, 2; David West, Indiana, 2; Rudy Gay, Toronto, 1; J.J. Hickson, Portland, 1; Andre Iguodala, Denver, 1; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 1; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota, 1; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1; Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, 1.

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