This article will go over the All-NBA teams. Here it is: the early 2022-2023 NBA award predictions pt.3.
All NBA Third Team: Darius Garland, Keldon Johnson, Robert Williams, Anthony Davis, RJ Barrett
Garland was a first time all-star in just his third year in the league and there are no signs of slowing down for him. Johnson will now figure to operate as the number one option in the Spurs system since Dejounte Murray is now donning a Hawks jersey. Williams could’ve possibly made the All-NBA team last year if it weren’t for injuries, but he is healthy looking to have a big fifth season. Davis will have another good season, but injuries will more than likely result in him sitting on the third team for right now. Barrett had an all-star worthy campaign in last year: 20 points (career-high), 5.8 boards, three assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks on 41% from the field, 34% from three and 71% from the line. Expect all of these guys to make the All-NBA Third team.
All-NBA Second Team: Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, Lebron James, Nikola Jokic, Karl Towns
Leonard could make a re-appearance on an All-NBA team this year if he can stay healthy. Curry will be doing Curry things after coming off of a championship. Lebron is going to be doing Lebron things as well, but maybe he has enough gas in the tank to lead his team back to the playoffs. Jokic will be having another MVP-level year with the Nuggets. He is finally getting some reinforcements in the form of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. He is on the second team instead of the first due to position eligibility, but he will be getting it this year. Rudy Gobert and Towns are going to be one of the best frontcourts in the league. The mixture of defense and offense from this formidable duo will be causing many headaches all throughout the season.
All-NBA First Team: Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Jimmy Butler, Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson
Embiid is going to have an MVP-worthy season just like Jokic, but he might have the edge this time. Morant is going to continue being the number one option on his team and have some stellar averages to go along with it. Butler is going to have another fantastic season with the Heat this time around, but this might be the first and last time he makes an All-NBA first team. Doncic is going to be twice as good as last year due to the departure of his backcourt buddy in Jalen Brunson. Expect him to post some astronomical numbers along with a chance to make the playoffs. Williamson is going to come back in style this time around. Expect the man to put up some fun numbers despite having the most complete team he’s had since he’s been with the Pels.