Shai Gilgeous-Alexander makes 2022-23 All-NBA First Team
The NBA announced its three All-NBA teams on Wednesday and Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander officially made the All-NBA first team for the 2022-23 regular season.
This news shouldn’t be a shocker to anybody who paid attention to the league this season. Gilgeous-Alexander enjoyed the best season of his career as he averaged 31.4 points on 51% shooting, 5.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds. He also earned his first career All-Star berth, finished No. 2 in Most Improved Player and was top-five in MVP voting this season.
The 24-year-old was also the face of the league’s biggest overachiever. The young Thunder finished a win shy of a playoff berth after going 40-42 in the regular season — a much better record than what most projected for OKC heading into the season.
Since 2010, the Thunder have had at least one All-NBA representative in 12 of 15 seasons. Gilgeous-Alexander joins Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Chris Paul as other Thunder players to make an All-NBA team during that stretch.
The entire All-NBA First Team is:
The All-NBA Second Team and Third Team can be viewed below:
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