Curry and James were unanimous picks for the first team, receiving all 129 votes from a panel of writers and broadcasters. Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 assists and set an NBA record for three-point makes in a season for Golden State, which had the league’s best record in the regular season.
James made the first team for the ninth time in his career. He averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and six rebounds per game, helping the Cavaliers win 53 games.
Alongside Curry and James on the first team are New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (119 votes) and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (68 votes), who both made earned first-team honors for the first time. James Harden (125 votes) , who was second in the NBA in scoring average, joins Curry in the backcourt.
Davis led the league in blocks (2.94 per game), was fourth in scoring at 24.4 points a game, seventh in field goal percentage (53.5%) and eighth in rebounding (10.2 per game). His 30.8 Player Efficiency Rating this season led the NBA.
Gasol averaged a career-high 17.4 points per game along with 7.8 rebounds and was named an All-Star starter for the first time.
James and Harden were the only repeat first-teamers from a year ago.
NBA scoring leader Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins were named to the second team.
- Scooby Axson