Despite missing 20 games to injury, Chris Paul continued to prove why he’s the consensus best point guard in the NBA, averaging 19.1 points, 10.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. With 86 first-place votes, Chris Paul landed on All-NBA First team. Paul’s first-team selection marks his third consecutive appearance on the list since joining the Los Angeles Clippers and his fourth appearance in his career. All-together, Paul has appeared on six All-NBA selections. Along with All-NBA First Team, Paul was recently selected to NBA All-Defense first team.
For Griffin, the NBA has awarded the forward with a All-NBA second team appearance (landed 5 first-place votes) as he comes off a career year where he averaged a career-high 24.1 points per game along with 9.5 rebounds, a career-high 3.9 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. Griffin’s All-NBA selection marks the third consecutive second-team selection in his career.
Per the Clippers official press release, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are the lone Clippers in franchise history to ever appear on an All-NBA teams three times. The other Clippers to appear on All-NBA teams through the franchises history are World B. Free (second team, 1978-19), Dominique Wilkins (third team, 1993-94), and Elton Brand (second team, 2005-06).
Along with Griffin and Paul, DeAndre Jordan also received 21 total points for All-NBA selections.