Clippers center DeAndre Jordan selected to All-NBA third team – Orange County Register

DeAndre Jordan was the lone Clippers player named to the All-NBA teams, which were announced Thursday. Jordan landed on the All-NBA third team one season after being voted the first-team center.

A first-time All-Star in February, Jordan finished his ninth NBA season with averages of 12.7 points and 13.8 rebounds per game, the exact numbers he averaged in the 2015-16 season. He shot a career-high 71.7 percent from the floor, second all-time only to Wilt Chamberlain’s 72.7 percent in 1972-73.

This time around, however, a panel of 100 media members voted Pelicans star Anthony Davis the first-team center. Rudy Gobert, whose Utah Jazz eliminated the Clippers in seven games in the first round, was voted to the All-NBA second team.

Each first-team vote was worth five points, a second-team nod worth three and a third-team vote one.

Houston guard James Harden was the only unanimous first-team selection, while Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Davis rounded out the first team.

Reigning two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and Warriors teammate Kevin Durant headlined the second team, which included Gobert, Boston’s Isaiah Thomas and Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Joining Jordan on the third team were Warriors forward Draymond Green, Wizards point guard John Wall, Bulls forward Jimmy Butler and Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.

Chris Paul was denied his ninth appearance on an All-NBA team by just a handful of votes, finishing with 49 total points, five behind Jordan and 13 behind DeRozan, the last guard in. Blake Griffin, who has appeared on the All-NBA second team three times and the third team once, earned just one third-team vote after injuries once again kept him off the floor for a large chunk of the season.

Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds but appeared in just 61 regular season games before his season was cut short in the playoffs due to a right big toe injury suffered in Game 3 against the Jazz. Paul also played in…

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