June 24, 2005

NBA awards [2004-05]

The league made the Charlotte Bobcats its 30th franchise. Nine Pacers and Pistons players were suspended a total of 146 games for beating each other and the fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Ron Artest was suspended for 73 games — the longest suspension in history. The Spurs beat the Pistons in the first seven-game NBA Finals since 1994.



Jack Twyman Award (or Teammate of the Year) | Steve Nash [Suns] 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 88.7 free throw shooting, 43.1 3-point shooting. With the addition Nash, the Suns won a league-best 62 games, 33 more than last season.

Players of the Year | Amare Stoudemire [Suns] Kevin Garnett [Timberwolves] and Dirk Nowitzki [Mavericks]

Rookie of the Year | Dwight Howard [Magic] 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 52.1 2-point shooting, 67.1 free throw shooting. Age [19] 2. Emeka Okafor [Bobcats]

Coach of the Year | Mike D’Antoni [Suns] 62-20. 2. xxxxx xxxx [xxx] 3 xxx sdfdsf [xxx]

First team
Forward | Kevin Garnett [Timberwolves] xx.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 56.1 2-point shooting, 76.5 free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Dirk Nowitzki [Mavericks] 26.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 47.0 2-point shooting, 39.9 2-point shooting, 86.9 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Center | Amare Stoudemire [Suns] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Dwyane Wade [Heat] xx.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 51.4 2-point shooting, 35.2 3-point shooting, 83.7 free throw shooting, 2.8 steals. Age [xx]

Point guard | Steve Nash [Suns] 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 88.7 free throw shooting, 43.1 3-point shooting. Age [30]

Second team
Forward | Tim Duncan [Spurs] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | LeBron James [Cavaliers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Center | Shaquille O’Neal [Heat] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]



Point guard | Allen Iverson [76ers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Ray Allen [SuperSonics] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Third team
Forward | Tracy McGrady [Rockets] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Shawn Marion [Suns] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Center | Yao Ming [Rockets] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Kobe Bryant [Lakers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Point guard | Gilbert Arenas [Wizards] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]



Honorable mention
Forward | Vince Carter [Raptors-Nets] 24.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 46.3 2-point shooting, 40.6 3-point shooting, 79.8 free throw shooting. Age [28] Carter didn’t try in Toronto, where he averaged 15.9 points in 20 games and was often benched in the fourth quarter. He demanded a trade and revived his career in New Jersey, averaging 27.5 points in 57 games.

Forward | Paul Pierce [Celtics] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Elton Brand [Clippers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Point guard | Stephon Marbury [Knicks] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

— Kevin Brewer

April 25, 2005

Age [39] All-Star team



Forward | Karl Malone [Jazz] 20.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 46.4 2-point shooting, 76.3 free throw shooting. [2002-03]

Forward | Michael Jordan [Wizards] 20.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 45.0 2-point shooting, 82.1 free throw shooting. [2002-03]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 56.5 2-point shooting, 71.4 free throw shooting. [1986-87]

Point guard | John Stockton [Jazz] 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 53.9 2-point shooting, 85.7 free throw shooting. [2001-02]

Guard | Reggie Miller [Pacers] 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 51.8 2-point shooting, 32.2 3-point shooting, 93.3 free throw shooting. [2004-05]

[sixth man]

Center | Robert Parish [Celtics] 12.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 53.5 2-point shooting, 68.9 free throw shooting. [1992-93]

— Kevin Brewer

April 18, 2005

2015 All-NBA teams


FIRST TEAM

Point guard | Stephen Curry, Warriors. 23.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 52.8 2-point shooting, 44.3 3-point shooting, 91.4 free throw shooting, 28.0 PER, 15.7 WS. Age [26]

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Guard | James Harden, Rockets. 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 48.0 2-point shooting, 37.5 3-point shooting, 86.8 free throw shooting, 26.7 PER, 16.4 WS. Age [25] He made 715 free throws, which ranks 12th all-time. That’s craft, not acting.

Forward | Anthony Davis, Pelicans. 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.9 blocks, 54.0 2-point shooting, 80.5 free throw shooting, 30.8 PER, 14.0 WS. Age [21] His 30.8 PER ranks 11th all-time. The best seasons by a 21-year-old:

1. Anthony Davis, 2014-15
2. Shaquille O’Neal, 1993-94
3. LeBron James, 2005-06
4. Kevin Durant, 2009-10
5. Michael Jordan, 1984-85

6. Tracy McGrady, 2000-01
7. Tim Duncan, 1997-98
8. Chris Bosh, 2005-06
9. Adrian Dantley, 1977-78
10. Kobe Bryant, 1999-00

Forward | LeBron James, Cavaliers. 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 53.6 2-point shooting, 35.4 3-point shooting, 71.0 free throw shooting, 25.9 PER, 10.4 WS. Age [30] The Cavaliers were 18-12 in late December, when James left the team for two weeks to find himself. They finished 34-10 after his return.

Center | DeAndre Jordan, Clippers. 11.5 points, 15.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 2.2 blocks, 71.3 2-point shooting, 39.7 free throw shooting, 21.0 PER, 12.8 WS. Age [26] An extreme set of strengths and weaknesses. Jordan led the league in field goal percentage (second all-time) and was second-worst in free throw percentage. He also led the league with 252 dunks, which was 66 percent of his field goals. He is only the third player this century to average 15.0 rebounds a season.


SECOND TEAM

Point guard | Chris Paul, Clippers. 19.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 52.3 2-point shooting, 39.8 3-point shooting, 90.0 free throw shooting, 26.0 PER, 16.1 WS. Age [29]

Point guard | Russell Westbrook, Thunder. 28.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 2.1 steals, 45.7 2-point shooting, 29.9 3-point shooting, 83.5 free throw shooting, 29.1 PER, 10.7 WS, 11 triple-doubles. Age [26]

Most similar season | Michael Jordan, 1988-89. 32.5 points, 8.0 points, 8.0 assists, 2.9 steals, 55.3 2-point shooting, 27.6 3-point shooting, 85.0 free throw shooting, 31.1 PER, 19.8 WS, 15 triple doubles.

Forward | LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers. 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 47.5 2-point shooting, 84.5 free throw shooting, 22.8 PER, 8.6 WS. Age [29] The best free agents this offseason:

1. Marc Gasol
2. LaMarcus Aldridge
3. DeAndre Jordan

Forward | Blake Griffin, Clippers. 21.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 50.4 2-point shooting, 72.8 free throw shooting, 22.8 PER, 9.0 WS. Age [25]

Center | Marc Gasol, Grizzlies. 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 50.0 2-point shooting, 79.5 free throw shooting, 21.7 PER, 10.2 WS. Age [30]


THIRD TEAM

Point guard | Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers. 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 49.1 2-point shooting, 41.5 3-point shooting, 86.3 free throw shooting, 21.5 PER, 10.4 WS. Age [22]

Guard | Jimmy Butler, Bulls. 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 48.4 2-point shooting, 37.8 3-point shooting, 83.4 free throw shooting, 21.3 PER, 11.2 WS. Age [25]

Forward | Pau Gasol, Bulls. 18.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 49.5 2-point shooting, 80.3 free throw shooting, 22.7 PER, 10.4 WS. Age [34]

Forward | Kawhi Leonard, Spurs. 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals, 51.9 2-point shooting, 34.9 3-point shooting, 80.2 free throw shooting, 22.0 PER, 8.6 WS. Age [23] Leonard endured blurred vision and a torn ligament in his right hand early in the season. But he averaged 19.2 points, shot 56.9 percent from 2-point range and played the best defense in the league as the Spurs closed the season 20-5.

Center | Tim Duncan, Spurs. 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 51.4 2-point shooting, 74.0 free throw shooting, 22.6 PER, 9.6 WS. Age [38] The best seasons by a 38-year-old:

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1985-86
2. Karl Malone, 2001-02
3. John Stockton, 200-01
4. Tim Duncan, 2014-15
5. Michael Jordan, 2001-02


HONORABLE MENTION | Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (21.0 points, 50.0 2-point percentage, 86.4 free throw percentage)