Giannis, Harden are unanimous All-NBA first-team picks

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After next season, he would have seven years of service and one year left on his current contract, which would make him a qualified player for a five-year max contract extension. They would have had a hard time offering him a supermax contract given their current salary cap situation.

Yet, Thompson insisted he can deal with that reality for a simple reason.

The All-NBA teams were voted on by a panel of 100 sportswriters/broadcasters. Klay Thompson received 27 points.

LeBron James was not a first-team All-NBA selection for the first time since 2007, when he was named to the second team.

This year, Steph Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Russell Westbrook all made the list over Thompson.

Following the NBA's All-Rookie and All-Defensive Teams that were revealed earlier this week, the NBA has today announced the All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams.

"But when you go to five-straight NBA Finals it takes more than a couple All-NBA guys". Thompson said trailing off. It's an all-time team. "But whatever. I'd rather win a championship than be on All-NBA".

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a call in the final seconds of a 109-112 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on November 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

Thompson will be about $30 million poorer as a result.

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Curry signed a five-year, $221 million contract in the 2017 offseason.

Thompson's exclusion could also help Draymond Green's chances to land a supermax contract.

By making a second consecutive All-NBA team, Antetokounmpo put himself in line to receive the largest contract in NBA history next summer: a five-year deal from the Bucks worth $247.3 million, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

Thompson's day was not completely ruined.

"He should have been first [team]", Green said.

"I'm very grateful to be recognized".

"I ain't going to say that", Green said. "It was hard work and I was happy to make it". "But that lineup looked good on that second team, so it's all good". Warriors coach Steve Kerr also marveled at Thompson's ability to switch onto big men.

Gobert led all players with 2.6 blocks per game while finishing the regular season with a fourth-ranked 12.9 rebounds per game, and has now averaged over 10 rebounds per game in each of the past four seasons.