Anthony Davis and John Wall have each made an All-NBA team this year, which were announced today. It’s the first time Wall has made an All-NBA team, and the second time Davis has made been selected to the first team.
NBA announces All-NBA teams. Neither Paul George nor Gordon Hayward made it. Thus, no supermax for either this year. pic.twitter.com/GbHl82Ss9G— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2017
Davis averaged 28 points (career-high), 11.8 rebounds (career-high) and 2.2 blocks per game this year.
“(All-NBA is) something that you care about, but I’m more about winning,” Davis said, according to the New Orleans Pelicans. “I want to win. I want to be playing in the postseason, more than just one time. So that’s something I really care about. But it’s something that you definitely are honored to be on one of those (All-NBA) teams.”
Wall had the best season of his career this year, as he averaged 23.1 points (career-high), 10.7 assists (career-high), 4.2 rebounds and two steals (career-high).
“It is a great honor to be named to the All-NBA team for the first time,” Wall said, according to the Washington Wizards blog. “Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season. I wouldn’t be in this position without the hard work that my teammates and coaching staff put in on a daily basis and without the constant support and love from my family. On behalf of the team, I would also like to thank our amazing fans for being there for us all season--we all look forward to reaching new levels together for years to come.”
Sadly, neither Davis nor Wall are still playing, as the Pelicans missed the playoffs, and the Wizards were eliminated in a seven-game series (one they wouldn’t have stood a chance in without Wall). Wall is starting to truly live up to the potential he showed when he was drafted first overall, and Davis is continuing the successful career he’s had thus far.