Giannis Antetokounmpo was named to the All-NBA Second Team, the league announced today, giving him yet another achievement for his play during a stellar fourth season in the NBA. The First team is populated by Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis, and the Third team includes John Wall, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, and DeAndre Jordan.
Giannis is joined on the Second team by Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Durant, and Rudy Gobert.
Antetkounmpo led the Bucks in almost every statistical category in the 2016-17 season - points (22.9), rebounds (8.8), assists (5.4), blocks (1.9) and steals (1.6) per game while shooting a career-high 52.1 percent from the field. Antetokounmpo is the first Buck to be selected to an All-NBA team since Andrew Bogut was an All-NBA Third Team selection for the 2009-10 season. Antetokounmpo made history by becoming the first player in the National Basketball Association to finish a season in the top-20 for total points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals, and became just the fifth player all-time to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals per game over the course of a season.
Per the NBA, the All-NBA Teams are chosen by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The last Bucks player to be named to the All-NBA Second Team was Sidney Moncrief in the 1985-86 season.
Milwaukee Bucks Pre-Draft Workouts: T.J. Leaf visits Milwaukee after Combine interview (read here): I also took a much closer look at the players who visited the Bucks for Thursday's workouts, including T.J. Leaf, who furthered his conversations with the Bucks from the Combine.
Antetokounmpo became the first Bucks player to play in the All-Star Game since 2004 when Michael Redd did it.
In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we react to Giannis Antetokounmpo's All-NBA selection, look at the latest workout news, and much more.