As the Conference Finals continue to heat up, Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania announced the 2017-18 All-NBA award winners via Twitter.
All-NBA teams:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 24, 2018
First: LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant.
Second: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook, Joel Embiid, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan.
Third: Stephen Curry, Victor Oladipo, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler, Paul George.
For the first time since 2003-04, when Kevin Garnett was the League’s MVP and Sam Cassell made the second team, the Wolves have two All-NBA players. This marks Jimmy Butler’s second All-NBA appearance after making the third-team in 2016-17 as well.
For Towns, the honor was less of a forgone conclusion. Regardless, he’ll reap a hefty benefit.
Karl-Anthony Towns can receive an extension this summer up to 30% of the salary cap in 2019-20. Towns who earned All-NBA (third team) could earn up to $188M on a possible extension.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 24, 2018
The full list of All-NBA players is as follows:
See the Timberwolves’ press release here: