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Suns G Devin Booker receives 3 votes for All-NBA teams

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker dribbles against the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Devin Booker was a shoo-in for the NBA’s All-Seeding Games First Team after leading the Phoenix Suns to an 8-0 mark at Disney World, but he didn’t get the same recognition among voters for the 2019-20 All-NBA teams.

Booker received three votes worth three points for the All-NBA Third Team.

The voting only accounted for games played before the NBA suspended play due to the pandemic on March 12.

Lakers forward LeBron James, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Lakers big man Anthony Davis and Rockets guard James Harden made All-NBA First Team.

On the All-NBA Second team were Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, Thunder point guard Chris Paul and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam.

The Sixers’ Ben Simmons (listed as a guard), Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Heat’s Jimmy Butler, Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Rockets’ Russell Westbrook made up the third team.

For the entire season, including bubble games, Booker averaged 26.6 points and 6.5 assists on 48.9% shooting.

In eight bubble games, the 23-year-old averaged 30.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds and shot 50.3% from the field.

Booker was not only behind guard Simmons and Westbrook in the All-NBA Third Team voting among guards. Also missing out on All-NBA honors for the pre-coronavirus section of the season were Washington’s Bradley Beal (32 points), Toronto’s Kyle Lowry (26), Atlanta’s Trae Young (13), Utah’s Donovan Mitchell (10) and Boston’s Kemba Walker (4).

In 2018-19, Booker earned a single All-NBA Third Team vote.


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