2011 All-NBA teams announced

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (L) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (R) share a light moment as they watch the first shot of two free throws by a Thunder player in the first half of Game 2 of their second round Western Conference NBA basketball playoffs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Bill Waugh (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Per NBA.com…

It’s not too surprising that Carmelo Anthony was left off considering the way things went down in Denver this year. The sportswriters and broadcasters who vote for this aren’t going to reward him for holding his team hostage all season.

I am surprised that Russell Westbrook made the Second Team over Chris Paul, who carried the Hornets to a playoff berth. Perhaps Dirk Nowitzki should have made the First Team over Kevin Durant, since the Mavs finished with a better record, though an argument could be made for Durant.

Interestingly, all 15 players were on winning teams, which might explain why Kevin Love and Blake Griffin didn’t get more votes.

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