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#ClutchNBA: Equipos All-NBA 2016-2017


-- James Ties NBA Record with 11th Selection to All-NBA First Team –

-- Second and Third Teams Each Feature Three First-Time All-NBA Selections –

-- Rest of 2016-17 Award Winners Revealed at TNT’s NBA Awards Show on June 26 --

NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 – Houston Rockets guard James Harden was unanimously voted to the 2016-17 All-NBA First Team, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James matched an NBA record with his 11th First Team selection, the NBA announced today.

Harden (500 points) was the only player named to the First Team on all 100 ballots, earning First Team honors for the third time in the last four seasons.  James (498 points) received 99 First Team votes, joining Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone as the only players in league history to make the All-NBA First Team 11 times. 

The All-NBA First Team also features three players who were each selected to the First Team for the second time: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, who joined James in totaling 99 First Team votes and 498 points, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (96 First Team votes, 490 points) and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis (45 First Team votes, 343 points).   

The All-NBA Second Team includes three players making their All-NBA debuts: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas.  They are joined by two Golden State Warriors, guard Stephen Curry (fourth All-NBA selection) and forward Kevin Durant (seventh All-NBA selection).

The All-NBA Third Team consists of forwards Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls and Draymond Green of the Warriors, guards DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and John Wall of the Washington Wizards and center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers.  Butler, DeRozan and Wall are first-time All-NBA selections.  Green was named All-NBA for the second time, while Jordan earned his third All-NBA honor.

The NBA’s remaining 2016-17 award winners will be revealed during the inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, which will be hosted by platinum-selling recording artist and multifaceted entertainer Drake on Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET) at Basketball City in New York. 

The finalists for the following awards will be unveiled during a special 90-minute edition of TNT’s NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET.: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.  The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.  Voters were asked to select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, picking players at the position they play regularly.  Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

Complete media voting results will be posted at the night of the NBA Awards.  Click here for the list of 100 media voters for the All-NBA Teams.    

Here is a closer look at the All-NBA First Team:

·         James Harden, Rockets: Harden averaged career highs of 29.1 points (second in the NBA), 11.2 assists (first) and 8.1 rebounds, helping Houston finish with the league’s third-best record at 55-27.  The 6-5 guard led the NBA in free throws made with 746 and ranked third in three-pointers made with 262.  He recorded a career-high 22 triple-doubles, tied for the NBA’s sixth-highest total in a single season.

·         LeBron James, Cavaliers: In his 14th season, James set career highs in assists (8.7 apg; sixth in the NBA), rebounds (8.6 rpg) and triple-doubles (13; third in the NBA).  The 6-8 forward also ranked eighth in the NBA in scoring with 26.4 points per game, extending his league record for consecutive seasons of averaging 25.0 points to 13.  With 11 First Team selections (including 10 straight) to go with two Second Team nods, James has made an All-NBA Team in each of the last 13 seasons.   

·         Russell Westbrook, Thunder: Westbrook set an NBA single-season record with 42 triple-doubles and joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in league history to average a triple-double for a season.  He averaged a league-leading 31.6 points to go with 10.7 rebounds (10th in the NBA) and 10.4 assists (third in the NBA).  In winning his second scoring title in three seasons, the 6-3 guard paced the NBA in games with at least 20 points (72), 30 points (44), 40 points (18) and 50 points (four).

·         Kawhi Leonard, Spurs: The 6-7 forward finished as the NBA’s ninth-leading scorer at a career-high 25.5 points per game, becoming the first San Antonio player to average 25.0 points since Tim Duncan in the 2001-02 season.  Leonard, the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year in each of the previous two seasons, helped the Spurs (61-21) post the league’s best defensive rating as they registered their third 60-win season in four years

·         Anthony Davis, Pelicans: Davis ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring (career-high 28.0 ppg), seventh in rebounding (career-high 11.8 rpg) and second in blocked shots (2.23 bpg) while appearing in a career-high 75 games.  The 6-11 forward/center set a single-season franchise scoring record with 2,099 points. 

Below are the voting results for the 2016-17 All-NBA Teams.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, 50 (2); Chris Paul, LA Clippers, 49; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 48 (2); DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans, 42 (2); Paul George, Indiana, 40; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 27; Hassan Whiteside, Miami, 18; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 14; Klay Thompson, Golden State, 14; Nikola Jokic, Denver, 12 (1); Damian Lillard, Portland, 12; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 3; LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 1; Blake Griffin, LA Clippers, 1; Al Horford, Boston, 1.

National Basketball coaches Association (“NBCA”)
Announces Inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award Voted Annually By 30 NBA Head Coaches

New York, May 7, 2017 — Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni and Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra are the co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.
The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award recognizes the dedication and hard work of NBA Head Coaches and is presented annually to a Head Coach who helps guide his players to a higher level of performance on the court and shows outstanding service and dedication to the community off the court. It honors the spirit of Michael H. Goldberg who set the standard for loyalty, integrity, love of the game, passionate representation, and tireless promotion of NBA Coaching.  It is unique in that it is the only award voted upon by the winners’ peers, the Head Coaches of all 30 NBA teams.
The voting for this year’s award illustrates the depth of coaching excellence in the NBA as 9 of the 30 Head Coaches received votes. In addition to D’Antoni and Spoelstra, the following coaches also received votes: Scott Brooks, Dave Fizdale, Steve Kerr, Jason Kidd, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers and Quin Snyder.
“Congratulations to Mike and Erik on their outstanding work this year. And somewhere up above our good friend Michael Goldberg is very proud,” said Dallas Mavericks Head Coach and National Basketball Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle. 
Under Head Coach Mike D’Antoni, the Houston Rockets finished the 2016-2017 regular season with 55 wins, good for the third best overall record in the NBA. His signature up-tempo system unleashed one of the most dynamic offensive seasons in NBA history. The Rockets broke the single season record for most 3-point field goals made with 1,181. The Rockets also ranked in the top 3 in the NBA in offensive efficiency rating, effective field goal percentage and pace of play. Under D’Antoni, James Harden thrived as a full-time point guard and quickly elevated his game and that of his teammates.
Through the leadership of Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, the Miami Heat finished the 2016-2017 regular season with 41 wins and a tie for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, missing the playoffs on a tie-breaker with the Chicago Bulls. He led the Heat to the biggest first half/second half turnaround in league history. The Heat were 11-30 at the mid-point mark and Spoelstra led the Heat to a 30-11 slate to finish out the season. And this was accomplished despite the Heat suffering through an injury-plagued season, one in which the Heat lost 328 player games due to injury or illness, the most in the NBA last season.  Spoelstra’s adaptability and tutelage led to career years for Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters and James Johnson.
The National Basketball Coaches Association, and its entire membership, congratulates Coach D’Antoni and Coach Spoelstra on their impressive seasons. The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Awardtrophy will be presented to both of them at the NBCA Annual Meeting of Head Coaches in September.
The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award is named after the esteemed longtime Executive Director of the National Basketball Coaches Association. The NBCA encompasses all Head and Assistant Coaches in the NBA, and its alumni. In 1980, just four years after the NBCA was founded, Michael H. Goldberg became its first Executive Director. Building on the existing foundation of the NBCA, he guided it during the years of the greatest growth in professional basketball. He helped gain significant benefits for NBA Coaches, including increased retirement funds and disability insurance. Prior to the NBCA, Goldberg was General Counsel of the American Basketball Association.
The NBA will announce the winner of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the NBA's Coach of the Year on June 26at the first annual NBA Awards Show live from New York City on TNT at 9 pm ET.

About the NBCA: The National Basketball Coaches Association (“NBCA”) is the labor organization that represents basketball coaches in the National Basketball Association (“NBA”). Founded in 1976 by legendary Boston Celtics player and coach, Tommy Heinsohn, the NBCA consists of all NBA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and alumni, and works closely with the NBA on all matters that pertain to the coaching profession. 
Goodyear y los Cavaliers de Cleveland anuncian una relación sobre la base de principios comunes de pasión, determinación y compromiso con la comunidad
El logo de Wingfoot aparecerá en los uniformes de los Cavs a partir de la temporada del 2017-18
CLEVELAND, Ohio, 15 de mayo de 2017 – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company y los Cavaliers de Cleveland, campeones y defensores del título de la National Basketball Association (NBA) anunciaron hoy un acuerdo de patrocinio de varios años para que el icónico logo de Wingfoot de Goodyear aparezca en los uniformes de los jugadores de los Cavaliers a partir de la temporada del 2017-18. Las dos organizaciones con sede en Ohio lo anunciaron hoy durante una sesión informativa para la prensa en el Quicken Loans Arena, el estadio de los Cavaliers. 
El acuerdo entre Goodyear y los Cavs reconoce y profundiza el orgullo de ser de Ohio que sienten las dos organizaciones y los principios de pasión, determinación y compromiso sólido con la comunidad que ambos comparten.
Además de colaborar con los Cavs, Goodyear también trabajará con Turner Sports, una emisora nacional de la NBA y el medio de comunicación oficial de este acuerdo, la cual se encargará de darle vida a la fuerza del logo de las camisetas a través de contenido personalizado de la marca y publicidad en TNT y otras plataformas.
“Esta asociación es ideal para dos organizaciones arraigadas en el noreste de Ohio, cuyas marcas sólidas cuentan con seguidores a nivel mundial”, expresó Rich Kramer, director, CEO y presidente de Goodyear. “Goodyear siempre ha tenido una conexión con los Cavs, desde la cobertura de nuestro dirigible, hasta la tremenda pasión de nuestros asociados por el equipo y nos emociona que esta relación se vuelva todavía más fuerte”.
“Era algo predeterminado, que una marca icónica global como Goodyear, vecina nuestra, con sus oficinas centrales en Akron, Ohio, tuviera el ADN del baloncesto, los objetivos comunitarios y la misma pasión por alcanzar el éxito que persiguen los Cavs,” expresó Len Komoroski, CEO de los Cavaliers. “Los hilos de esta alianza son reales y no podríamos estar más orgullosos de vestir el Wingfoot de Goodyear y unirnos para apoyar al noreste de Ohio”.
“Esta alianza tenía que ser algo en lo que toda nuestra franquicia, y específicamente nuestro equipo, creyera y le sirviera luego de inspiración. El hecho de que el Wingfoot se convierta en parte del verdadero tejido de nuestra identidad logra precisamente eso”, dijo David Griffin, manager general de los Cavaliers. “Esta conexión es más profunda que el baloncesto y se basa en una plataforma común para operar física y culturalmente a los niveles más altos. No podemos pensar en un mejor socio que Goodyear, y el equipo sentirá un profundo e inigualable orgullo cuando vista el Wingfoot en la cancha durante las competencias”.
“Todos los niños de Akron han crecido viendo el Wingfoot en el cielo en el dirigible y sintiéndose orgullosos de nuestra comunidad”, ha dicho LeBron James, jugador de los Cavs y All Star de la NBA, oriundo de Akron. “Tener ese logo en el uniforme de los Cavs para mí tiene un significado especial. Goodyear también apoya plenamente a la LeBron James Family Foundation. No puedo imaginarme nada mejor para las nuevas camisetas de los Cavs que reunir a Nike y a Goodyear, dos compañías que significan mucho para mí y para mi familia”.
A partir de la temporada del 2017-18, Nike será el proveedor oficial de uniformes de la NBA.
“Esta es una alianza fabulosa que reúne a organizaciones que están en su mejor momento”, expresó David Levy, presidente de Turner. “Nos emociona trabajar con Goodyear para fortalecer su compromiso con los
Cavs y celebrar la cultura deportiva que une a la comunidad del noreste de Ohio”. 
La conexión entre Goodyear y los Cavs tiene su origen en unas raíces comunes, pero esta relación también está vinculada al desempeño en la cancha de baloncesto. En los años 30, Goodyear fue miembro fundador de la National Basketball League, el precursor de la NBA que existe hoy en día. Los Goodyear Wingfoots ganaron el primer título de la NBL en 1937. Los Wingfoots ganaron el Campeonato Nacional de AAU en 1964 con un equipo que contaba con tres medallistas de oro olímpico: Richard Davies, Pete McCaffrey y Larry Brown, este último consagrado al Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Como es bien sabido, los Cavs consolidaron su propio legado de campeones con su primer título de la NBA en 2016.
Ambas organizaciones tienen una larga historia de apoyo a iniciativas comunitarias en Akron, Cleveland y en todo el noreste de Ohio. Este apoyo financiero tendrá un mayor alcance. 
El patrocinio de los Cavs suma otra plataforma global a la considerable posición que ocupa Goodyear en el patrocinio de deportes. La compañía es el proveedor oficial de neumáticos de las tres series principales de NASCAR, el patrocinador del título del Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic y el patrocinador oficial del College Football Playoff y del Pro Football Hall of Fame. Su flota de dirigibles Goodyear brinda una cobertura aérea de los eventos deportivos más importantes de Norteamérica. 


– All-NBA First, Second, Third Teams Announced Thursday, May 18 

– NBA Awards Finalists Unveiled on TNT Before Game 2 of Eastern Conference Finals, Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. ET 

NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 – The All-NBA Teams and NBA Awards finalists will be revealed this week, the NBA announced today. On Thursday, May 18, the league will announce the All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams. Ahead of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on TNT, the finalists for the NBA Awards will be unveiled during a special 90-minute edition of the NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pre-game show on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET. 
The All-NBA Teams are chosen by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who receive votes at multiple positions will be slotted at the position where they receive the most votes.

Before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, TNT’s Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team will announce the three finalists for the following awards: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the YearKia NBA Defensive Player of the YearKia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year. The NBA Awards are also chosen by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. 

For the eighth consecutive season, the NBA and Kia Motors America gave fans the opportunity to submit votes for the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award by ranking their top five choices on, Twitter or Google. The fan vote counts as one vote toward determining the winner.

The winners for these awards will be revealed on the same night for the first time during the inaugural 
NBA Awards on TNT, which will be hosted by Drake on Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET) live from Basketball City in New York.



NEW YORK, May 19, 2017 – The NBA today announced the finalists for six major awards that honor top performers from the 2016-17 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.  
The winners for these awards will be revealed on the same night for the first time during the inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, which will be hosted by platinum-selling recording artist Drake on Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET) live from Basketball City in New York.
The finalists for the six awards, based on voting results from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, are below: 
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player                              Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
James Harden, Houston Rockets                                Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs                           Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder             Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers          
Kia NBA Sixth Man Award                                     Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets                                   Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors                      Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Lou Williams, Houston Rockets                                 Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Kia NBA Most Improved Player                             NBA Coach of the Year
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks             Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz                                             Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets                                   Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat    
Complete media voting results for each annual NBA award will be posted on the night of the NBA Awards.
In addition to the five Kia NBA Performance Awards and the NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA Awards will feature six new fan-voted award categories: Dunk of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Assist of the Year, Game Winner of the Year and Top Performance of the Year.  Fans can vote at as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The NBA Awards will also include the NBA All-Rookie Team, NBA All-Defensive Team, NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA Sportsmanship Award and the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award.

– Record 24 NBA Teams and Eight of Top 10 Picks in Upcoming Draft Set to Play in Las Vegas –
– Tickets on Sale May 22; Last Year’s Event Set Attendance and Viewership Records –
NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 – A record 24 NBA teams will compete in NBA Summer League 2017 from July 7-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 
For the fifth consecutive year, the 11-day, 67-game league will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating in a Championship Game on the final day of competition. Last year’s event set records for total attendance, single-day attendance, combined viewership across ESPN and NBA TV, and NBA social media.
Tickets for NBA Summer League will go on sale Monday May 22 at 10 a.m. PTFans can purchase tickets by visiting
NBA Summer League has a rich history of showcasing the NBA’s future stars. This year’s competition will include the owners of the top five overall picks in NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm: the Boston Celtics (No. 1), Los Angeles Lakers (No. 2), Philadelphia 76ers (No. 3), Phoenix Suns (No. 4) and Sacramento Kings (No. 5). In total, eight of the top 10 picks in the June 22 draft belong to teams that will play in Las Vegas. 
The field will also be highlighted by 14 teams that qualified for the 2017 NBA Playoffs, including the defending Summer League Champion Chicago Bulls and all four conference finalists: the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs and the Celtics. Another playoff team, the L.A. Clippers, will compete in Las Vegas for the first time since 2014. 
Teams will compete in three preliminary games beginning July 7 before being seeded in a tournament that leads to the Championship Game on July 17Each team will play at least five games. 
ESPN and NBA TV will bring fans all the action from NBA Summer League 2017 in July. A complete broadcast and game schedule will be released at a later date.
Below is a complete list of teams that will participate in NBA Summer League 2017, along with their overall record at Summer League and years of participation.


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