Goran Dragic had quite the coming out party this past season.
After just missing out on his first All-Star selection earlier in the season, he has earned some accolades to show his coruscating performance did not go unnoticed.
Dragic averaged a career high 20.3 points per game, helping the Suns to become one of the most improved teams in the league.
Most impressively, Dragic became only the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20+ points per game, 5+ assists per game, 50%+ FG% and 40%+ 3P%. Only LeBron James, Larry Bird and Jeff Hornacek had achieved the feat prior to Dragic.
For more on Goran's breakout season check out Jacob Padilla's Phoenix Suns Report Card: Goran Dragic unleashes the Dragon.
Here are the All-NBA teams:
Kevin Durant, F, Oklahoma City Thunder
LeBron James, F, Miami Heat
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls
Chris Paul, G, Los Angeles Clippers
James Harden, G, Houston Rockets
Blake Griffin, F, Los Angeles Clippers
Kevin Love, F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets
Stephen Curry, G, Golden St. Warriors
Tony Parker, G, San Antonio Spurs
Paul George, F, Indiana Pacers
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, Portland Trail Blazers
Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats
Goran Dragic, G, Phoenix Suns
Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers
Here is some quick reaction:
I think that Goran is slated right where he deserves to be and I can't really argue with any of the selections. The voting looks pretty clean to me.
11 of the 15 selections are from the Western Conference, once again illustrating the dominance of the West and putrescence of the East. The gap is kind of embarrassing right now, which was really salient in the playoffs this year. The league might want to work on that...
Melo was the first player out, failing to qualify for his seventh All-NBA team. Anthony, who just turned 30, has never been named First Team.
Dwyane Wade didn't come close to making his sixth consecutive and ninth team overall. The window on being an elite player has seemingly closed on the 32 year old.
Next year Goran might have more competition in his quest to repeat. Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Kyrie Irving all have legitimate chances to jump up the voting. Meanwhile, if Kobe Bryant or Derrick Rose can near their pre-injury production they will definitely be in consideration, especially being NBA darlings.
Anthony Davis will be on an All-NBA team next year.