Paul George was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the third time in his career. This award comes just one day after Paul George was named to an All-Defensive Team for the third time.
His third selection ties an Indiana Pacers record for All-NBA selections with Jermaine O’Neal and Reggie Miller, who both had 3 as well. It’s only the 10th time a Pacer has been selected (Ron Artest or Metta World Peace is the other).
While Paul George received no votes for the first team, he could have made the second team if Draymond Green was put in at the center position. He also finished far ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge. PG was voted as the 5th-best forward in the NBA. A much different situation than his just barely making the All-Defensive Second Team by one point over Jae Crowder.
Paul George came back from his leg injury in full force this season, returning to his previous heights and surpassing them. This is not an achievement fans of the Pacers should take lightly. An impressive accomplishment for George to not only match great players like O’Neal and the legendary Reggie Miller, but to do so this early in his career when one of his early seasons was essentially lost completely.
I’m sure Paul will be glad to hear the news as he enjoys his vacation while wearing his own jersey (unless it’s an old Mark Jackson FloJo).
Well, Paul George can only laugh off the 3rd-team selection. Clearly thinking he should have been higher.
No other Pacers received votes for the All-NBA teams.