The 2016-17 All-NBA team, as selected by league media, was announced Thursday, but not without controversy from top to bottom. LeBron James made the first team for a record-tying 11th time, but the King was shockingly not a unanimous first-team choice.
So we're gonna pretend KAT wasn't suppose to be on any All-NBA?🤔— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) May 18, 2017
😴— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) May 18, 2017
But what do you think about the selections?
Due to a rule under the new collective bargaining agreement, the All-NBA snub was particularly costly to George and the Indiana Pacers.
If George had made one of the three teams, he would have qualified for the new designated player extension, which would mean the Pacers would be more likely to sign him, writes Brian Windhorst. The rule is intended to help teams keep their franchise players, but should media votes help determine players' futures? A few players weighed in.
Craxy how expensive those All-NBA votes were this year 👀 wonder how long the NBA will allow that to be the deciding factor— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) May 18, 2017
Anybody shocked that neither Hayward or Paul George didn't make 3rd team All- NBA? 👀 This Draft and Free Agency just got more interesting— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 18, 2017
Now it's your turn to share your opinion. What do you think about the new rule?
-- John Wilmhoff