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Rudy Gobert selected to All-NBA third team and somehow not an All-Star

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This is the second time Rudy Gobert has been selected to the All-NBA team.

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Rudy Gobert is racking up the end of season awards now. Just days after receiving word that he was finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year and on the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, Gobert has been named to the All-NBA Third team. This marks the second time Rudy Gobert has been selected to an All-NBA Team, the last time he was selected to the 2nd team. This is also the second time he was selected to the All-NBA team without being selected to the All-Star game.

According to Aaron Falk of UtahJazz.com, Rudy Gobert becomes only “the fifth Jazz player to earn multiple All-NBA honors with the team, joining Adrian Dantley, Karl Malone, John Stockton and Deron Williams.”

Donovan Mitchell received four 3rd place votes along with potential future teammate Mike Conley. Another potential Jazzman D’Angelo Russell received three 3rd place votes.

Rudy Gobert has already been selected for the All-Defensive First Team and as a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year trophy which he should be the favorite for with his insane numbers. If Rudy Gobert wins the DPOY trophy for the second year in a row he will become one of only a select few that have won the award two years in a row. Those players are Sidney Moncrief, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Ben Wallace, Dwight Howard and Kawhi Leonard.

The awards show for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and the rest will be on June 24th, 2019 at 9PM ET on TNT.

Congratulations, Rudy Gobert!

UPDATE 4:32 PM 5/23/19

According to Bobby Marks, Rudy Gobert is able to combine DPOY and All-NBA criteria when factoring in if he is eligible for the supermax. Rudy Gobert is eligible for a lot of money.


All-NBA First Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee

James Harden, Houston

Stephen Curry, Golden State

Paul George, Oklahoma City

Nikola Jokic, Denver

All-NBA Second Team

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia

Kevin Durant, Golden State

Damian Lillard, Portland

Kawhi Leonard, Toronto

Kyrie Iriving, Boston

All-NBA Third Team

Rudy Gobert, Utah

Blake Griffin, Detroit

LeBron James, L.A. Lakers

Kemba Walker, Charlotte

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City