Already with his first All-Star Game and playoff appearance under his belt in his fourth season, Wizards point guard John Wall just missed out on a third accomplishment with the All-NBA team.
Wall finished with 70 points in the voting, second to Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks with 86 in the "others receiving votes" category after the three teams were announced by the league Wednesday. One hundred and twenty-five sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada did the voting by position with five points for a first-team vote, three points for the second team and one point for the third team.
Kevin Durant, this season's MVP, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, James Harden and Chris Paul were named to the first team. The second team is comprised of Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry and Tony Parker. The third: Paul George, LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson, Goran Dragic and Damian Lillard.
Dragic arguably was deserving of being selected to his first All-Star team with the Phoenix Suns but because the Western Conference was so deep at point guard he missed out. He tied with Lillard for 115 points at the guard positions for the third team.
Wall didn't get any first-team votes. Anthony had just one. But Wall finished ahead of some quality players such as Tim Duncan, DeMar DeRozan, Anthony Davis, Dirk Nowitzki, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and fellow point guards Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving.
Though Wall was more deserving, Irving beat him out for the starting spot on the East All-Star team because of the popular vote by fans. Coaches named Wall a reserve.
Wall was the only player for the Wizards to receive votes.