The NBA officially announced its All-NBA Teams for the 2019-20 season. Voting was completed prior to the league’s restart in July and was based on results through March 11.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lakers forward LeBron James, widely considered the two front-runners for this year’s MVP Award, were the only two players to be unanimously voted to the All-NBA First Team this season. Rockets guard James Harden, Lakers big man Anthony Davis and Mavericks guard Luka Doncic round out the First Team.
The full All-NBA Teams are listed below, with their vote totals in parentheses. Players received five points for a First Team vote, three points for a Second Team vote and one point for a Third Team vote, so Giannis and LeBron scored a perfect 500 — First Team nods from all 100 voters.
Among the players who just missed the cut were Bucks forward Khris Middleton (82 points), Sixers center Joel Embiid (79), Wizards guard Bradley Beal (32) and Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (26). A total of 11 other players also received at least one All-NBA vote — the full results can be found right here.
The announcement is a positive financial development for both Siakam and Simmons. As a result of Siakam’s Second Team nod and Simmons’ Third Team spot, both players will earn starting salaries worth 28% of the 2020-21 salary cap, rather than 25%.
The exact value of their new contracts will depend on where the ’20-21 cap lands. If it stays the same as in 2019-20 ($109.141M), Siakam’s four-year extension will be worth $136.9M instead of $122.2M (with a 25% starting salary), while Simmons’ five-year pact will be worth $177.2M rather than $158.3M.
All-NBA berths are of great importance to players seeking super-max contracts, but there aren’t any new developments on that front as a result of this year’s votes. Antetokounmpo and Gobert remain eligible for super-max extensions, but they already qualified based on their previous accolades.
Embiid would have become super-max-eligible in 2021 if he had earned an All-NBA spot, but he’ll need to make an All-NBA Team next season to gain eligibility now, as ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets.