Nets absent from All-NBA Teams

The NBA released the top three All-NBA teams for the 2012-13 season, and no Brooklyn Nets players make any of the teams. Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Tim Duncan made the First Team; Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, and Marc Gasol made the Second Team; Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Paul George, David Lee, and Dwight Howard made the third team.

Nets center Brook Lopez was the leading vote-getter among players who didn’t make any team, earning seven first-team All-NBA votes and 132 total points. He finished with more points than the two forwards that made the third-team All-NBA, George (79) and Lee (73).

The voting, done by 119 sportswriters and broadcasters, was totaled by position. Voters were asked to vote for two guards, two forwards, and one center per team. Had the voting been done as two guards and three forwards, as it was for the All-Star Game this season, Lopez would have landed on the third team.

Deron Williams was the only other Nets player to receive a vote, tallying six points.

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