04 Jun

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Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge Earn Spots on All-NBA Teams

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AUSTIN, Texas — Former University of Texas stars LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) and Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) each earned spots on the 2013-14 All-NBA teams announced Wednesday by the league office. Durant claimed a spot on the All-NBA First Team, while Aldridge was named to the All-NBA Third Team. The University of Texas was the only NCAA school to have a pair of players selected among the 15 award winners.

Durant, who won the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player honor and earned his fourth league scoring title in the last five seasons, was the lone unanimous selection on the All-NBA teams, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick. He averaged an NBA-best 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.5 assists per game in 81 games during the regular season. Durant converted 50.3% from the floor, including 39.1% from three-point range, and 87.3% from the free throw line this year.

Aldridge averaged a career-high 23.2 points and career-best 11.1 rebounds per game while playing in 69 games during the regular season. He converted 45.8% from the floor and 82.2% from the free throw line this year.

 

2013-14 All-NBA First Team

F          Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City)

F           LeBron James (Miami)

C          Joakim Noah (Chicago)

G          James Harden (Houston)

G          Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)

 

2013-14 All-NBA Second Team

F           Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)

F           Kevin Love (Minnesota)

C          Dwight Howard (Houston)

G          Stephen Curry (Golden State)

G          Tony Parker (San Antonio)

 

2013-14 All-NBA Third Team

F           Paul George (Indiana)

F          LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland)

C          Al Jefferson (Charlotte)

G          Goran Dragic (Phoenix)

G          Damian Lilliard (Portland)

(Via University of Texas Athletics Department Press Release)

 

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.