Pascal Siakam has gone where only five Toronto Raptors have gone before.
Siakam was named to the All-NBA Second Team today, making him just the sixth Raptors player to ever receive All-NBA honours, joining Vince Carter (twice), Chris Bosh, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan (twice), and Kawhi Leonard.
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Now a member of the LA Clippers, Leonard was also named to the All-NBA Second Team. Lowry narrowly missed the cut for the Third Team.
Siakam averaged career highs of 22.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 35.2 minutes in 60 regular season games. The 26-year-old was just one of nine players in the NBA to average at least 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds. He scored 20+ points 36 times this season, and led the Raptors in scoring on 29 occasions.
Lowry, who missed the cut, received 2 second-team votes and 17 third-team votes. He finished with 26 total points in voting, 2nd-most among guards who didn't make All-NBA (behind Beal) and 30 points shy of the final guard spot on the third-team (Westbrook).
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It was a breakout season for the Cameroon native, who was also voted a starter in his first-ever selection for the NBA All-Star Game.
The All-NBA teams are selected annually by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Voting this year was conducted based on regular season games played prior to the pandemic, and did not include seeding games played between July 30 and August 14.
Here’s a look at the All-NBA teams for 2019-20:
All-NBA First Team
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
- LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
- James Harden (Houston Rockets)
- Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
All-NBA Second Team
- Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
- Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
- Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder)
- Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)
All-NBA Third Team
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
- Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
- Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
- Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers)
- Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)