Former UW player Isaiah Thomas makes 2016-17 All-NBA team - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Former UW player Isaiah Thomas makes 2016-17 All-NBA team

Courtesy: Boston Celtics Courtesy: Boston Celtics

Former Washington Huskies basketball player Isaiah Thomas has made the 2016-17 All-NBA team for the first time in his career. Thomas joins Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and Stephen Curry as the selections for this year's All-NBA second team. Thomas was third in the NBA this season averaging 28.9 points per game and also lead the Celtics with 5.9 assists per game. Thomas was a catalyst for the Celtics this year in route to the number one seed in the Eastern Conference and has lead Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2012.

While Thomas made his first ever All-NBA team, former Washington State Cougar Klay Thompson missed out on his third consecutive All-NBA selection. Thompson was third in scoring for the Golden State Warriors averaging 22.3 points per game, but only ranked 24th in all of the NBA. Thompson made the All-NBA third team in both 2015 and 2016, but only received a total of 14 votes this season. Despite the Warriors being in the Western Conference Finals, teammate Draymond Green had a choice of words about Thompson not being named to an All-NBA team.

"Yeah, I think it's b---s---," Green said. " When you look around the team, what'd we win, 67 games or something like that? ... I think Klay's one of our top three guys, you know, and to not to be on an All-NBA team, I think is pretty crazy." "It's some guys on [the All-NBA teams], as scorers, averaging 20 points, and don't have as near as many wins as we have. So how he could be left out, I don't really understand it. You know, also the way Klay can defend. I don't understand it, but I guess they gotta find some way to punish us."

Here's a look at the 2016-17 All-NBA teams:

2016-17 All-NBA first team (total votes)

F | LeBron James, Cleveland (498)

F | Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio (490)

C | Anthony Davis, New Orleans (343)

G | James Harden, Houston (500)

G | Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (498)

2016-17 All-NBA second team (total votes)

F | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee (258)

F | Kevin Durant, Golden State (239)

C | Rudy Gobert, Utah (339)

G | Stephen Curry, Golden State (290)

G | Isaiah Thomas, Boston (236)

2016-17 All-NBA third team (total votes)

F | Draymond Green, Golden State (134)

F | Jimmy Butler, Chicago (102)

C | DeAndre Jordan, LA Clippers (54)

G | John Wall, Washington (125)

G | DeMar DeRozan, Toronto (62)

Other players receiving votes (total votes)

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, (50); Chris Paul, LA Clippers, (49); Marc Gasol, Memphis, (48); DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans, (42); Paul George, Indiana, (40); Gordon Hayward, Utah, (27); Hassan Whiteside, Miami, (18); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, (14); Klay Thompson, Golden State, (14); Nikola Jokic, Denver, (12); Damian Lillard, Portland, (12); Paul Millsap, Atlanta, (3); LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, (1); Blake Griffin, LA Clippers, (1); Al Horford, Boston, (1).

  • College

    • BYU bats blitz Bulldogs in WCC Championship

      Gonzaga Athletics STOCKTON, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team lost two games to BYU Saturday, falling in the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. Game One: No. 3 BYU 10, No. 1 Gonzaga 3 The Cougars forced the winner-take-all nightcap by jumping out to an early lead in game one. They scored four in the bottom half of the first inning on four hits. The first two batters reached via a pair of tough infield singles, and then Tanner Chauncey br...
    • Cougars drop season-finale to No. 8 Stanford on Senior Day

      by WSU Athletics PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State dropped a 15-1 decision to No. 8 Stanford in the season-finale in front of a season-high 1,776 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, WSU recognized senior lefthanded pitcher Trenton Dupre, the only senior on the roster. The Cougars finished the season 24-29 overall and 10-20 in Pac-12 play, recording more overall wins from a year ago including four Pac-12 series wins and a . WSU finished the yea...
    • WSU’s 9th inning rally held off by No. 8 Stanford

      PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State put runners on first and second in ninth inning but No. 8 Stanford turned away the rally to post a 5-3 victory at Bailey-Brayton Field Friday afternoon.   The Cougars (24-28, 10-19 Pac-12) put runners on with one out in the ninth but the Cardinal (39-14, 20-9 Pac) ended the game with a strikeout and groundout.

    • Gonzaga one win away from a NCAA Tournament berth

      STOCKTON, Calif.--A host of scouts came out to Friday's WCC Championships game between top-seeded Gonzaga and second-seed Loyola Marymount to see LMU starter Cory Abbott Friday afternoon, but it was Gonzaga starter Justin Vernia who stole the show as he powered the Zags to a 3-1 win and a berth in the tournament title game.

    • Bennie Seltzer returns to WSU as assistant basketball coach

      PULLMAN, Wash. – A former Cougar standout on the basketball court and 20-year coaching veteran, Bennie Seltzer returns to Pullman to join Ernie Kent's staff as an assistant men's basketball coach, Kent announced Friday.

    • Cougars Drop Series-Opener to No. 8 Stanford

      PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dropped the series-opener with No. 8 Stanford 13-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field Thursday evening. The Cougars (24-27, 10-18 Pac-12) collected 10 hits led by junior Shane Matheny’s 3-for-4 performance, recording his third 3-hit game of the season. WSU also received two-hit games from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez, junior Cory Meyer and junior left fielder Blake Clanton. Meyer and Clanton each drove in a run in the ninth. S...

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • WashingtonMore>>

  • Huskies host USC for final regular season series

    Huskies host USC for final regular season series

    Courtesy: Washington AthleticsCourtesy: Washington Athletics

    SEATTLE - Husky Ballpark will be abuzz starting Thursday as the Huskies have a big weekend in store for the final home series of the year. On the field, UW (26-25, 12-15 Pac-12) hosts USC (20-32, 7-20) in an important series, starting Thursday

    >>

    SEATTLE - Husky Ballpark will be abuzz starting Thursday as the Huskies have a big weekend in store for the final home series of the year. On the field, UW (26-25, 12-15 Pac-12) hosts USC (20-32, 7-20) in an important series, starting Thursday

    >>
  • Former UW player Isaiah Thomas makes 2016-17 All-NBA team

    Former UW player Isaiah Thomas makes 2016-17 All-NBA team

    Courtesy: Boston CelticsCourtesy: Boston Celtics

    Former Washington Huskies basketball player Isaiah Thomas has made the 2016-17 All-NBA team, his first of his career. Thomas joins Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and Stephen Curry as the selections for this year's All-NBA second team. Thomas was third in the NBA this season averaging 28.9 points per game

    >>

    Former Washington Huskies basketball player Isaiah Thomas has made the 2016-17 All-NBA team, his first of his career. Thomas joins Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and Stephen Curry as the selections for this year's All-NBA second team. Thomas was third in the NBA this season averaging 28.9 points per game

    >>
  • No. 6 seed Washington set to host NCAA Regional

    No. 6 seed Washington set to host NCAA Regional

    Courtesy: Washington AthleticsCourtesy: Washington Athletics

    SEATTLE -- The No. 8-ranked University of Washington softball team will be the No. 6 overall seed for the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will host an opening round regional for the 11th time in program history, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday on ESPN2. Washington (43-11) is one of 16 schools to host a four-team NCAA Regional tournament with contests running Friday...

    >>

    SEATTLE -- The No. 8-ranked University of Washington softball team will be the No. 6 overall seed for the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will host an opening round regional for the 11th time in program history, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday on ESPN2. Washington (43-11) is one of 16 schools to host a four-team NCAA Regional tournament with contests running Friday...

    >>