Rose left off All-NBA teams

Rose left off All-NBA teams

Posted by mikemcgraw on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:48
Derrick Rose's streak of being named to the All-NBA team has ended at one. A year ago, Rose was a first-team selection and won the league's MVP. This season, thanks to missing 27 games with injuries, Rose was left off the All-NBA teams completely. The first team featured LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. Second team: Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum, Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook. Third team: Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. If there was a fourth team, it would have included Rose, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, Memphis' Marc Gasol, Atlanta's Josh Smith and Boston's Paul Pierce. Luol Deng received 5 votes and Joakim Noah 3. This year's first team was obvious, although Love could have been first-team center if Minnesota didn't insist on playing Darko Milicic at the start of each game. I could see moving Nowitzki to second team ahead of Griffin. Otherwise, there's not much to argue.
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