LSuka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and Devin Bo
NBA: European majority in the NBA’s Best Quintet made up of Doncic, Jokic, Antetokounmpo, Tatum and Booker
LSuka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) were selected on best quintet in the NBA in the regular season, announced the league.
The NBA awards, including the MVP, are chosen from the votes of one hundred sports journalists.
In this sense, Antetokounmpo razed in the vote since he received one hundred votes out of one hundred possible to appear in the ideal quintet of the NBA.
Doncic after being selected in the NBA’s Ideal Quintet: “It’s a blessing”
Doncic and Jokic each received 88 votes for the best quintet and 12 for the second best team in the NBA.
This is Doncic’s third straight inclusion in the NBA All-Star Five since he landed in the league four years ago.
“It’s a blessing. As a kid, I always dreamed of being in the NBA and my third selection for the best quintet in the NBA is really a blessing. I’m very happy and grateful,” Doncic said Tuesday after the game that the Mavericks won over the Golden State Warriors in the Western final (1-3).
For his part, Booker obtained 82 votes for the ideal quintet and Tatum got 49, with which both achieved their first selection for the best team in the league.
With Antetokounmpo and Jokic as the oldest players at 27, this is the first time since the 1954-55 season that the NBA’s All-Star Five is made up entirely of players 27 and younger.
Why has Joel Embiid been left out of the ‘Ideal Five of the NBA’?
According to the rules of the NBA, the best quintet of the regular season is made up of two “guard” (base / escort), two “forward” (wings) and a “center” (pvot).
This position limitation hurt center Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), second this year in the race for MVP but who was overtaken in this vote for the ideal quintet by Jokic.
Second best quintet in the NBA
The Serbian pvot has been the winner of the MVP of the regular season in the last two years.
With Embiid at the helm, the NBA’s second-best team also includes Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls).
Third best quintet in the NBA
Finally, the Dominican-American Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns), Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) and Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors) were chosen in the third best course quintet.