Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Love has made a bit more Timberwolves history. It was announced today that he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. Love becomes just the third TWolves in franchise history to be named to an All-NBA team.
All-NBA teams are chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. These media members voted for the All-NBA First, Second & Third Teams (by position) with points based on a 5-3-1 system.
Kevin Love played 55 games this season, he averaged a career-high (and single season franchise-record) 26.0ppg (good enough for 4th in the NBA), he also grabbed 13.3rpg (2nd in the NBA--behind Dwight Howard) and he again led the NBA in double-doubles with 48. Love also finished 2nd in the NBA in minutes played at 39.0mpg and was 4th in the NBA in free throws made, at 379. Kevin Love also took home the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest trophy and sunk 37.2% of his three-pointers this season, while making a team-high 105 threes. Kevin Love also became just the third player in NBA history to average 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and make 50+ three-pointers in a single season. Love also broke the franchise record in points (previously held by Kevin Garnett) on March 23rd at Oklahoma City, with 51 points--that was also one of Love's single season franchise-record 19 30-point games!The only other Timberwolves to make an All-NBA team? Kevin Garnett (First Team: 1999-00, 2002-03, 2003-04; Second Team: 2000-01, 2001-02, 2004-05; Third Team: 1998-99, 2006-07) and Sam Cassell (Second Team: 2003-04).
Let's take a look at the full results. The numbers in parenthesis are the number of first-place votes that player received and the point total at the end is the total number of points they received. As stated before: a first-place vote is worth 5 points, a second-place vote is worth 3 points and a third-place vote is worth 1 point.
F: LeBron James, Miami (118), 596pts.
F: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (117), 591pts.
C: Dwight Howard, Orlando (75), 476pts.
G: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (104), 568pts.
G: Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (74), 484pts.
F: Kevin Love, Minnesota (16), 365pts.
F: Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (0), 170pts.
C: Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers (33), 400pts.
G: Tony Parker, San Antonio (41), 367pts.
G: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (5), 239pts.
F: Carmelo Anthony, New York (1), 154pts.
F: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (0), 136pts.
C: Tyson Chandler, New York (4), 60pts.
G: Dwyane Wade, Miami (1), 235pts.
G: Rajon Rondo, Boston (4), 142pts.
Also receiving votes: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 55; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 52; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 44; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 33; Paul Pierce, Boston, 31; Al Jefferson, Utah, 30; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 27; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 24; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 18; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 16; Deron Williams, New Jersey, 14; Rudy Gay, Memphis, 10; James Harden, Oklahoma City, 8; Luol Deng, Chicago, 5; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 5; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 3; Danny Granger, Indiana, 3; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 3; Monta Ellis, Milwaukee, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Marcin Gortat, Phoenix, 2; Paul Millsap, Utah, 2; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 2; David Lee, Golden State, 1; and DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 1.
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