Anthony Davis Named to 2017-18 All-NBA First Team
May 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the third in Davis’ six years in the NBA, and second consecutive.
Davis, 6-10, 252, finished the season ranked second in the NBA points per game (28.1 – career-high), fifth in rebounds per game (11.1) and first in blocks per game (2.6), finishing the year as the only player in the NBA ranked among the top five of all three categories. Davis finished the regular season with 50 double-doubles (ranked 6th) and led the league with 24 30-point, 10-rebound performances, including eight games of at least 35 points and 15 rebounds. A starter in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Davis was named the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for both February and March/April, as well as earning two Western Conference Player of the Week nods (games played Nov. 19-26, Feb. 26-Mar-4). On May 16, the NBA announced that Davis was named a top-three finalist for both the 2018 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year Awards, becoming just the 14th player in NBA history to finish top three in voting for both awards in the same season, as well as the only player this season to be nominated for multiple awards, which will be presented at the 2018 NBA Awards Presented by Kia on June 25.
Davis is joined on the first team with forwards LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, and guards James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Named to the All-NBA First Team previously for the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons, Davis becomes the second player in franchise history to earn All-NBA recognition in three different seasons. Previous players to earn All-NBA recognition include Jamal Mashburn (Third Team 2002-03), Baron Davis (Third Team 2003-04) and Chris Paul (First Team 2007-08; Second Team 2008-09; Third Team 2010-11).
2017-18 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
2017-18 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
2017-18 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM