Antetokounmpo and Nuggets‘ MVP Nikola Jokic were the two top vote getters, combining for 998 out of a possible 1000 points, with Warriors guard Stephen Curry following shortly behind. Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Mavericks guard Luka Doncic round out the top five.
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 scored a perfect 500 — First Team nods from all 100 voters.
Among the players who just missed the cut were Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (69), Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (44), Nets guard James Harden (41), Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (37) and Heat center Bam Adebayo (32). A total of 12 other players received votes. The full results can be found here.
Today’s announcement has major financial implications across the league. Tatum, who received more votes than Kyrie Irving but still fell 20 votes short of a final forward spot, will lose out on $32.6M on his extension, as his next deal will allow him to be paid 25% of the cap instead of the 30% he would have received if he’d been named to an All-NBA spot. Likewise, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and Adebayo will all receive starting salaries worth 25% of the cap on their respective extensions.
Doncic, having been named to his second consecutive First Team All-NBA, will be eligible for a 30% extension that would be worth approximately $200M and start in 2022-23 and is almost certain to be offered this summer. Doncic has previously made clear his intentions to sign the extension when offered.
Embiid is now eligible for a supermax contract extension, which would run for four years, starting in 2023-24 and be worth a projected $191M, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Whether the Sixers will put this extension on the table immediately is still unclear.
Bradley Beal‘s deal will not change with his first career All-NBA selection, as he is already eligible for a 35% contract extension on his next deal. Jokic, having been named MVP previously this week, also sees no change in his possible future supermax extension, which will be worth approximately $241M.