The NBA has released the full voting for their three All-NBA teams and Brook Lopez was rewarded with a third team vote. Lopez started the season slow under Lionel Hollins, but came on strong at the end to lead Brooklyn to the eighth and final playoff spot. After back-to-back Player of the Week Awards, a few thirty-point explosions and renewed confidence, Lopez more than deserved his third team vote.
In March, Lopez averaged 20.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.1 BPG on 55 FG% over 32.4 MPG and threw down similar numbers in April as well. Although the Nets looked to deal the center at the deadline, it was his efficiency and consistency that pushed the franchise into the playoffs.
In comparison, LeBron James and Stephen Curry both grabbed 129 first team votes. Joining them on the All-NBA First Team was Houston’s James Harden (125), New Orleans’ Anthony Davis (119) and Memphis’ Marc Gasol (65).
Lopez can opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he so chooses.
You can find the full three-team breakdown here.