All-NBA team 2019: Kyrie Irving makes second team as lone Celtics player

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

All-NBA team 2019: Kyrie Irving makes second team as lone Celtics player originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Kyrie Irving had arguably the best regular season of his NBA career and was rewarded as such.

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The Boston Celtics guard was named to the All-NBA second team Thursday, joining guard Damian Lillard, forward Kawhi Leonard, forward Kevin Durant and center Joel Embiid.

Here are the full first, second and third teams:

It's the first time Irving has earned second-team honors and the second time he's made All-NBA (third team in 2015). He's the first Celtics player to make the All-NBA second team since Isaiah Thomas in 2017.

No other Celtics players received any All-NBA votes.

The 27-year-old averaged 23.8 points per game to go along with a career-high 6.9 assists per game over 67 contests. He shot 48.7 percent from the field, the second-highest total of his career behind last season.

Irving's on-court stats were a bright spot in anotherwise turbulent season for the Celtics guard, who after promising to re-sign in Boston is now reportedly mulling his options in free agency.

Ironically, one of his fellow second-teamers is Durant, who's been rumored along with Irving to sign with the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets this summer.

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