Boston Celtics: Thomas, Brown make All-NBA teams, Bradley snubbed

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Isaiah Thomas
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Isaiah Thomas /

The NBA announced their All-NBA teams on Monday and a couple Boston Celtics made the cut, but Avery Bradley was subbed by the All-Defensive teams.

The 2016 Boston Celtics overperformed and it was thanks in part to the big time play of their own superstar Isaiah Thomas. On Monday night Thomas was named to the All-NBA Second Team among some of the league’s biggest stars.

Boston was also helped by their budding rookie, Jaylen Brown, who was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. The biggest news of the night though was the Boston Celtics player that was left off of the All-Defensive teams, Avery Bradley. Many believe AB should have been on the First Team and he certainly should have at least been on the Second Team.

Here are some NBA player reactions to Bradley being snubbed.

And without further ado here is a look at all of the All-NBA teams.

All-NBA First Team

  • LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

All-NBA Second Team

  • Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
  • Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

All-NBA Third Team

  • DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
  • DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
  • John Wall, Washington Wizards
  • Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

All-Rookie First Team

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings
  • Willie Hernangomez, New York Knicks
  • Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

All-Rookie Second Team

  • Yogi Ferrell, Dallas Mavericks
  • Marquese Chriss, Phoenix Suns
  • Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
  • Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

All-Defensive First Team

  • Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
  • Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

All-Defensive Second Team

  • Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

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Isaiah Thomas and Jaylen Brown both seem to be in the right spot on the Second Team in their respective categories. IT was right up there with the best of them in 2017. In any other season, I believe he’d be on the First Team but Russell Westbrook and James Harden were simply unstoppable.

Jaylen Brown likely could have made the First Team with more playing time, but he stayed within his role for the Boston Celtics. If he were starting every single game, of course, he would have better numbers, and he may turn out to be the best rookie of his draft class.

I still cannot comprehend how Avery Bradley was snubbed for a spot on the All-Defensive teams. Current NBA stars couldn’t believe it either, but guess what, you’re just going to light a flame under Bradley to come back even stronger next season.

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