OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Oklahoma City Thunder players are being honored for their play this season.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named to the All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career after receiving 120 First Team votes.
This season, Westbrook has averaged 25.5 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Westbrook has also recorded 18 triple-doubles this past year. He also registered seven triple-doubles in March, which is the most by an NBA player in a calendar month since Michael Jordan in April of 1989.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant was also named to the All-NBA Second Team after receiving 36 First Team votes and 90 Second-Team votes. Durant averaged 28.2 points per game, making that the third best average in the NBA this season.
Durant also became the first player since Michael Jordan to average 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
The NBA All-NBA First Team consists of the following players:
- Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James
- San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard
- Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan
- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook
The NBA All-NBA Second Team consists of the following players:
- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant
- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green
- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
- Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul
- Portland Trail Blazers guard Damien Lillard.
The list is compiled by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada.