In the past few days, the NBA has announced the players that have received honors for being the best rookies, best defenders, and best overall players in the league. Wednesday brought the announcement of the All-Rookie Teams, Thursday saw the league announce the All-Defensive Teams, and Friday was the revealing of the All-NBA Teams.

Here are those players that received the honors for the 2017-18 season, and also those that just missed out.


First Team All-Rookie

  • Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
  • Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team All-Rookie

  • Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas Mavericks
  • Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers
  • John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings
  • Josh Jackson, Phoenix Suns

Next five closest to receiving All-Rookie honors: Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox, OG Anunoby, Jarrett Allen, Dillon Brooks

Both Simmons and Mitchell were unanimous choices for the First Team, while Tatum was just one vote short.

In what turned out to be a very strong rookie class, 25 players received at least one vote for an All-Rookie Team.


First Team All-Defensive

  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
  • Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers

Second Team All-Defensive

  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
  • Al Horford, Boston Celtics
  • Dejuonte Murray, San Antonio Spurs
  • Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

Next five closest to receiving All-Defensive honors: Chris Paul, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

Six of the ten players were named to an All-Defensive Team for the first time: Oladipo, Holiday, Covington, Embiid, Horford, and Murray.

Gobert is the only one of this group who has named to the First Team multiple times as he was last season as well.


First Team All-NBA

  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

Second Team All-NBA

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
  • DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors

Third Team All-NBA

  • Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder

Next five closest to receiving All-NBA honors: Chris Paul, Rudy Gobert, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, Al Horford

Both Harden and James were unanimous choices for the First Team. This is the 12th time in James’ career he has been named All-NBA First Team, which breaks a tie with Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for most in league history.