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lunes, 2 de julio de 2018

#Clutch NBA Los Premios de la NBA 2017-2018

A pesar de que LeBron James basicamente dominó numéricamente a James Harden, el barbudo al fin ganó su primer MVP en la NBA. Curioso, el "Big Three" de OKC, Durant, Harden y Westbrook todos han ganado el MVP de la NBA. No quiero imaginar cuantos campeonatos hubieran ganado juntos si al GM no se le hubiera ocurrido cambiar a Harden. Así es la vida.

Ben Simmons se llevó el Novato del Año sobre Donovan Mitchell en una votación que no fue tan cerrada como debió ser. A mi entender Donovan fue de mayor impacto para su equipo, ya que en el los 76ers sin Simmons hubieran entrada a los Playoffs mientras que Donovan salvó a los Jazz de quedarse fuera. Donovan fue quien cargó a los Jazz ofensivamente luego de perder a Hayward, G. Hill y Hood en una misma temporada. Sus tres mejores anotadores de la temporada antes de que entrará Donovan. Al menos uno de los Jazz ganó un premio. Rudy Gobert fue premiado por ser la bujía defensiva de Utah con el Defensive Player of the Year. Victor Oladipo de los Indiana Pacers ganó el Most Improved Player mientras que Lou Williams ganó el 6th Man of the Year. El recién despedido coach de los Raptors, Dwane Casey, se llevó el Dirigente del Año y ahora los celebrará con su nuevo equipo de los Pistons. 

Otros premios:
Kemba Walker de los Charlotte Hornets-Sportmanship of the Year

Kevin Durant de los Golden State Warriors-Community Assist Award

Jamal Crawford de Los Angeles Clippers-Twyman Stokes Teammate Award

Oscar Robertson-Lifetime Achievement Award

Amir Johnson-Hustle Award

Dikembe Mutombo-(Craig Sager) Sager Strong Award

Cuando hablamos de Legados, es importante destacar lo que han dejado 4 leyendas que lamentablemente nunca los mencionan en las tontas comparaciones con Jordan, Kobe o LeBron. Oscar Robertson nos dejó la Agencia Libre, Jerry West el logo de la NBA y Bill Russell su nombre en el premio de MVP de las Finales. Esto es dejar plasmado su legado en algo más que una estadística. 

Por Daniel "Mr. Clutch" Mercado Castro para El Clutch Deportivo




























































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NBA SALARY CAP FOR 2018-19 SEASON SET AT $101.869 MILLION

NEW YORK, June 30, 2018 – The National Basketball Association today announced that the Salary Cap has been set at $101.869 million for the 2018-19 season.  The tax level for the 2018-19 season is $123.733 million.

The Salary Cap and tax level go into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 1, when the league’s “moratorium period” starts and teams can begin negotiating with free agents.  The moratorium period ends at 12:01 p.m. ET on Friday, July 6.

The minimum team salary, which is set at 90% of the Salary Cap, is $91.682 million for the 2018-19 season.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for three different mid-level exceptions depending on a team’s salary level.   The non-taxpayer mid-level for the 2018-19 season is $8.641 million, the taxpayer mid-level is $5.337 million, and the mid-level for a team with room under the Salary Cap is $4.449 million.


Photo 1: First NBA Academy Games Group Photo (Credit: NBAE/Getty Images)

THE NBA GLOBAL ACADEMY TO HOST SECOND NBA ACADEMY GAMES AND BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA PROSPECTS CAMP

- NBA Academy Games & Basketball Australia Prospects Camp July 15-21 Will Feature Prospects from NBA Academies in Australia, China, India, Mexico and Senegal - 

MELBOURNE AND NEW YORK, June 28, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the second NBA Academy Games & Basketball Australia (BA) Prospects Camp will take place July 15-21 at The NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia. 

The series of exhibition games will feature prospects from the NBA Academies in Australia, China, India, Mexico and Senegal, along with five teams comprised of 50 top prospects from Australia, including BA’s Centre of Excellence team.  The event will be open to NBA team personnel and NCAA coaches.

In addition to exhibition games between the academies and local Australian teams, the second NBA Academy Games will feature NBA Academy coaches leading the prospects through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health and wellness, leadership and communication.

“It’s been an incredible year for the NBA Academies program,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek.  “Prospects from the seven NBA Academies have had the opportunity to travel to Europe and the U.S. to compete against top competition, the first two NBA Academy graduates verbally committed to NCAA schools, and our academies have hosted a series of camps for top female prospects from outside the U.S.  Our second NBA Academy Games will give returning and new prospects the opportunity to compete against and learn from one another.”

NBA Academies, which employ a holistic, 360-degree approach to player development with focuses on education, leadership, health and wellness, character development and life skills, include educational development for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. and mark a signature elite player development initiative for the NBA.  The initiative exposes elite prospects to NBA-level coaching and facilities, while providing a global framework for them to maximize their success.  As part of the program, the prospects compete against top competition throughout the year and have an opportunity to be selected for travel teams that play in international tournaments and exhibition games.  

Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.  

The NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, serves as the NBA’s hub for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S.  The AIS campus in Canberra is home to world-class, elite high-performance facilities and leading sports practitioners in the fields of sports science, sports medicine and coaching.  AIS is a world leader in high performance and is the flagship of the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Government’s sports agency.

Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy).

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SIX NBA TEAMS TO HOST FIVE NBL TEAMS IN 2018 NBA PRESEASON

 Second Consecutive Year NBL Teams Will Participate in the NBA Preseason 

MELBOURNE AND NEW YORK, June 26, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) today announced that for the second consecutive year, NBL teams will travel to the U.S. to participate in the NBA preseason. 

Five NBL teams, including the Adelaide 36ers, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings, will play a total of seven games against NBA teams in the 2018 NBA preseason, including the Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz, from Sept. 28 – Oct. 5.  This marks the most games NBA teams will play against teams from an international league in a single preseason. 

The first game will feature the Melbourne United against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sept. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center.  The 76ers are led by Australian point guard and 2018 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and Brett Brown, head coach of the 76ers and former coach of the Australia men’s national team.

On Sept. 29, the Perth Wildcats will play Australians Joe Ingles and Dante Exum of the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.  Former NBA player Andrew Bogut and the Sydney Kings will then face the LA Clippers at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sept. 30, before the Phoenix Suns host the New Zealand Breakers at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Oct. 3. 

The schedule culminates on Oct. 5 with three games: the Perth Wildcats vs. the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center; Melbourne United vs. the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada; the Adelaide 36ers vs. the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.  

There were a record-tying eight Australian players on 2017-18 opening night NBA rosters, including Simmons, Ingles, Exum and Bogut.  Seven Australian players and one New Zealander were on team rosters for the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Fans can purchase NBA merchandise through NBAStore.com.au, the official online NBA Store in Australia.  For all things NBA, visit www.sportingnews.com/au/nba and follow the NBA on Facebook and Twitter.  For more on the NBL, fans can visit NBL.com.au.

Executive and Player Quotes:

NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman:
“The increased number of games symbolizes the continued strength of the NBL-NBA partnership and the growth of our league in Australia and New Zealand.  These initiatives continue to position the NBL as the second best league and entertainment product in the world outside the NBA.”

NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy:
“We are excited to build on our partnership with the NBL to expand the number of their teams participating in this year’s NBA preseason.  There’s incredible momentum around basketball in Australia and New Zealand, and our fans can look forward to a tremendous slate of games showcasing some of the best talent the NBA and NBL have to offer.”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play for the Sydney Kings against the LA Clippers.  This is also a great opportunity to showcase the NBL against some of the best players in the world at a time when the league and Australian and New Zealand basketball is thriving.”

Sydney Kings Head Coach and five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze:
“We loved going to play in the NBA preseason last year and for five teams to now have that opportunity this year is another feather in the cap of the NBL.  We can’t wait to take on the LA Clippers and I’m sure Australian and New Zealand basketball fans will be just as excited about these games.”

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About the NBL
The National Basketball League in Australasia is one of the of the premier basketball leagues in the world.  Established in 1978 the League now has eight teams based in cities across the country - Adelaide 36ers, Cairns Taipans, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, Sydney Kings, Brisbane Bullets and Illawarra Hawks.  Some of the NBL’s greatest players include former NBA player and five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze, 21-season scoring-machine Leroy Loggins, five-time championship-winner Larry Sengstock, and 500-game veterans Ray Borner and James Crawford.  From humble beginnings, the NBL now sells out stadiums and enjoyed record attendances and broadcast audiences last season.  The NBL has NBL.com.au, and a live streaming NBL APP.  The 2018-19 season will be its 41st as a league.



WINNERS FROM 2018 NBA AWARDS ON TNT PRESENTED BY KIA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 25, 2018 – Turner and the NBA tonight held the 2018 NBA Awards on TNT presented by Kia at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.  Hosted by actor and comedian Anthony Anderson, the second annual NBA Awards honored all of the league’s top performers from the 2017-18 regular season on one night.

The list of NBA Awards winners and voting totals where applicable are below.  Individual ballots for the NBA’s annual media-voted awards will be posted onpr.nba.com tomorrow (Tuesday, June 26).  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

MEDIA-VOTED AWARDS
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: James Harden, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Lou Williams, LA Clippers | Voting Totals
NBA Coach of the Year: Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors | Voting Totals

NBA EXECUTIVE-VOTED AWARD
NBA Basketball Executive of the Year: Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets Voting Totals

PLAYER-VOTED AWARDS
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Jamal Crawford, Minnesota Timberwolves | Voting Totals
NBA Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets | Voting Totals

COMMUNITY AWARD (PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE)Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

FAN-VOTED AWARDS
Play of the Year: LeBron James’ game-winner for Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2018)
Best Style: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

SPECIAL NBA AWARDS HONORS
Lifetime Achievement Award: Oscar Robertson
Sager Strong Award: Dikembe Mutombo

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NBA LONDON GAME 2019 TO FEATURE REGULAR-SEASON GAME BETWEEN WASHINGTON WIZARDS AND NEW YORK KNICKS

- Fans Can Visit NBA.com/London to Register for 
NBA London Game 2019 Ticket Information -
                                                                                                                                    
- #NBALondon to Include Interactive Fan Activities and Community Outreach Initiatives -

LONDONJune 20, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) announced today that theNBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Tickets for the game will go on sale in the autumn.  Fans can register their interest in tickets and gain access to presale information and more by visiting www.NBA.com/London.

The Wizards’ roster currently features All-Star guards Bradley Beal and John Wall, who last season led the Wizards in points and assists, respectively, as well as Polish center Marcin Gortat.  The Knicks’ roster currently features Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, French point guard Frank Ntilikina, guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and newly appointed head coach David Fizdale.  



In addition to the oncourt action, the NBA London Game 2019 will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA basketball programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in London.

The NBA London Game 2019 will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot with additional partners to be announced in the coming months. 

Fans in the UK can find more NBA information at NBA.com/UK, and on Facebook (NBA UK) and Twitter (@NBAUK).  Fans can also purchase all the latest Knicks and Wizards merchandise at NBAStore.eu and at The O2 on game night.


Executive and Player Quotes:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver:
“We’ve been playing regular-season match-ups in London for nearly a decade, and over that time the games and the surrounding festivities have grown into the equivalent of an NBA All-Star experience transported to Europe.  Fans and partners from across the continent come to celebrate basketball and enjoy the excitement and experience of an NBA game.”

NBA EME Senior Vice President and Managing Director Benjamin Morel:

AEG Vice President of Sports Gael Caselli: 
“Playing host to a regular-season NBA game is a huge privilege for us and has become a cornerstone event in our sporting calendar.  With its unrivalled reputation, The O2 is the perfect venue and we look forward to welcoming our NBA friends each year.  I know the 2019 clash between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks will be another unmissable game.”  

“It will be an honor to represent the Washington Wizards organization as we play our first game in the UK.  I look forward to connecting with our fans in London and using the experience to further bond as a team.”

New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr.:
“I am excited to return to London.  We had a great experience during our last visit in 2015 playing in front of passionate fans and are looking forward to another trip overseas.”  

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About The O2
The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue and was named 2018 Pollstar “International Venue of the Year” for the tenth time.  In addition to the arena, The O2 is also home to indigo at The O2, exhibition spaces, an 11-screen Cineworld complex, Up at The O2 – an experience that allows visitors to walk across the roof of The O2, the 12-lane boutique Hollywood Bowl; and The Avenue, which features 26 bars and restaurants.


Photo 1: Americas Team Camp 2016 Group Photo (Credit: NBAE/Getty Images)


UTAH JAZZ’S RAUL NETO, MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES’ WAYNE SELDEN JR. HEADLINE AMERICAS TEAM CAMP IN MEXICO CITY

- The NBA Academy Latin America to Host Fifth Americas Team Camp Presented by Nike -

- Camp Will Bring Together Top High School Age Boys and Girls
from Across Latin America and Canada -

MEXICO CITY, June 13, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the fifth Americas Team Camp presented by Nike will be held June 18–21 at The NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City, Mexico.

The camp will bring together the top high-school age male and female players from across Latin America and Canada to learn directly from current and former NBA players and coaches, including Raul Neto (Utah Jazz; Brazil), Wayne Selden Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies; U.S.), former NBA players Horacio Llamas (Mexico) and Brian Cardinal (U.S.), and former WNBA players Ebony Hoffman (U.S.) and Michele Van Gorp (U.S.). 

“Our fifth Americas Team Camp presented by Nike continues to build on our efforts to grow basketball at the elite level in the Americas,” said NBA Latin America Vice President and Managing Director Arnon de Mello.  “Through the oncourt work and life skills sessions, this camp will teach these young players how to be better players on the court and leaders in the community.”

“We are proud to have the top young players from across the Americas at our National High-Performance Center, which is home for The NBA Academy Latin America and the CONADE Academy,” said CONADE General Director Alfredo Castillo Cervantes.  “These youngsters will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a camp with NBA-caliber players and coaches at a high-performance training facility that will amplify their basketball development and level of play.”

Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.  One boy and one girl will be named Americas Team Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the camp.

The NBA Academy Latin America, an elite basketball training center in Mexico City for the top male and female prospects from throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America, opened last winter.  Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.

Current NBA coaches Jim Moran (Portland Trail Blazers), Ed Pinckney (Minnesota Timberwolves), Shawn Respert (Chicago Bulls), and Wes Unseld Jr. (Denver Nuggets) will also serve as Americas Team Camp 2018 coaches.  Walter Roese (Technical Director for The NBA Academy Latin America) will be the camp director.    

The camp will also incorporate local coaches and trainers from Mexico selected by CONADE (Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport).

Nike, the Presenting Partner of the Americas Team Camp since 2010, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.

2018 marks the fifth year of the Americas Team Camp presented by Nike.  The NBA has previously held camps in Brazil (2010), Puerto Rico (2012), Toronto (2014), and Mexico (2016). 

Follow the camp using the hashtag #AmericasTeamCamp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Find out more about NBA Academies atnbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy).

The Americas Team Camp 2018 boys and girls rosters will be announced prior to the camp.

DALLAS’ BAREA WINS 2017-18 J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018 – Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has won the 2017-18 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, as administered and selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA).  The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, is presented annually by the PBWA to a player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community.

Barea was one of five finalists for the award, along with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.  The finalists were chosen by a committee of 25 PBWA members from a list of 25 nominees submitted by NBA teams.  The winner was determined by a vote of the entire PBWA, which is composed of more than 200 writers and editors who cover the NBA on a regular basis for newspapers, magazines and websites.
     
A 12-year NBA veteran, Barea is being honored for his swift and sustained response to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Barea married his wife, Viviana Ortiz, on the island in August 2016.  His parents and other family members live in Puerto Rico and were among those affected by the September storm.

“J.J. Barea’s impassioned and tireless efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico are inspiring and should spur us all to contribute in our own communities,” said PBWA President Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.  “PBWA members salute J.J., his fellow finalists and fellow nominees for their outstanding and heartfelt work.”                

In the days immediately after Hurricane Maria, Barea coordinated five trips to the island and worked with partners in North Texas to deliver generators, food, water, clothing, medical supplies and other necessities.  He borrowed the Mavericks’ team plane from owner Mark Cuban to facilitate delivery.

In addition to providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies, Barea helped organize financial support for families affected by the hurricane.  He has personally raised nearly $500,000 and launched a fundraiser on YouCaring.com that has generated nearly $270,000.  Barea also worked with the Mavericks to donate 100 percent of all single-game ticket sales from their Oct. 25 game against the Memphis Grizzlies, raising an additional $114,000 for Puerto Rico’s recovery. 

In January, the J.J. Barea Foundation – which offers economic assistance to nonprofit entities in Puerto Rico – partnered with ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, to donate 600 bikes to help with transportation on the island.  After being shipped to Puerto Rico and assembled by the foundation with guidance and training from ofo, the bikes were distributed among the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico and communities along the Martín Peña Channel.   
Barea, 33, averaged career highs of 11.6 points and 6.3 assists in 69 games (11 starts) for Dallas in the 2017-18 season.  The undrafted 6-foot guard has career averages of 8.9 points and 3.9 assists in 764 games, spending nine seasons with the Mavericks and three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  

Below is the complete list of winners of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.


NBA J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Season
Winner, Team

Season
Winner, Team
1974-75
Wes Unseld, Washington

1996-97
P.J. Brown, Miami
1975-76
Slick Watts, Seattle

1997-98
Steve Smith, Atlanta
1976-77
Dave Bing, Washington

1998-99
Brian Grant, Portland
1977-78
Bob Lanier, Detroit

1999-00
Vlade Divac, Sacramento
1978-79
Calvin Murphy, Houston

2000-01
Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia
1979-80
Austin Carr, Cleveland

2001-02
Alonzo Mourning, Miami
1980-81
Mike Glenn, New York

2002-03
David Robinson, San Antonio
1981-82
Kent Benson, Detroit

2003-04
Reggie Miller, Indiana
1982-83
Julius Erving, Philadelphia

2004-05
Eric Snow, Cleveland
1983-84
Frank Layden, Utah

2005-06
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
1984-85
Dan Issel, Denver

2006-07
Steve Nash, Phoenix
1985-86
Michael Cooper, L.A. Lakers
Rory Sparrow, New York

2007-08
2008-09
Chauncey Billups, Detroit
Dikembe Mutombo, Houston
1986-87
Isiah Thomas, Detroit

2009-10
Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia
1987-88
Alex English, Denver

2010-11
Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers
1988-89
Thurl Bailey, Utah

2011-12
Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
1989-90
Doc Rivers, Atlanta

2012-13
Kenneth Faried, Denver
1990-91
Kevin Johnson, Phoenix

2013-14
Luol Deng, Cleveland
1991-92
Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers

2014-15
Joakim Noah, Chicago
1992-93
Terry Porter, Portland

2015-16
Wayne Ellington, Brooklyn
1993-94
Joe Dumars, Detroit

2016-17
LeBron James, Cleveland
1994-95
Joe O’Toole, Atlanta

2017-18
J.J. Barea, Dallas
1995-96





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                                         National Basketball Coaches Association Presents The 
2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award to NBA Coaching Legend Doug Moe

Oakland, CA, June 3, 2018 Doug Moe, a coach many consider to be the Godfather of the NBA Run ‘n Gun offense, is the recipient of the 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

"In the 1970s and 80s Doug Moe established a pace and space game that was decades ahead of its time,” said Dallas Mavericks Head Coach and National Basketball Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle. “Congratulations to a true visionary on this special recognition of innovation and accomplishment."

“I am incredibly honored to be named the 2018 recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. Winning this award carries a special significance because Chuck was a good friend and a tough competitor. But when the game was over, it was over, and we both appreciated that,” said Moe. “To win this award bearing his name is a true honor, especially as it comes from our peers, and a great way to keep his legacy alive. I’d like to thank the National Basketball Coaches Association and the Selection Committee for choosing me for this prestigious award.”

Moe, a two-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, began his 25-year professional coaching career in 1972 as an Assistant Coach of the Carolina Cougars (ABA). This followed a successful ABA playing career that included 3 ABA All-Star honors and an ABA Championship (1969). After two years with the Cougars, Moe became an Assistant Coach of the Denver Nuggets in 1974, and over the next two seasons the Nuggets went 125-43 and played in the 1976 ABA Finals, the last before the NBA-ABA merger.

In 1976 Moe was named the first Head Coach of the NBA San Antonio Spurs and NBA offenses were never quite the same again. Moe’s Spurs led the NBA in scoring in 3 of his 4 years as Head Coach while capturing 2 Central Division titles and a trip to the 1979 Eastern Conference Finals.

In 1980 Moe became Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets, where for the next 10 years, he established the Nuggets as the highest scoring team in NBA history. The Nuggets led the NBA in scoring 6 times in those 10 years, were second once, third twice and fourth once. The Nuggets’ 1981-82 scoring average of 126.5 points per game still stands as the highest in league annals.

Moe’s offense relied on ball movement, screens and constant cuts to the basket. He wanted his players to hold on to the ball for no more than two seconds. His Nuggets teams made the playoffs in 9 of his 10 seasons, captured 2 Midwest Division titles and went to the Western Conference Finals in 1985. Moe led the Nuggets to a then franchise record 54 wins in the 1987-88 season and was honored with the 1988 NBA Coach of the Year Award.

He was Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1992-93 and later came out of retirement to once again serve as an Assistant Coach with the Denver Nuggets from 2003-2008.

The Nuggets honored Moe by retiring a jersey with the number 432, representing the number of wins Moe earned with the team. His 15-year Head Coaching record is 628-529, with a winning percentage of .543.

Moe is a 1997 inductee into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, a 1998 inductee into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and a 2015 inductee into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.

“Coach Moe had a tremendously successful career and he always carried himself with dignity and class and represented NBA Coaches in a positive light, said David S. Fogel, National Basketball Coaches Association Executive Director. “This honor is well deserved.”

The National Basketball Coaches Association’s Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award honors the memory of Hall of Famer Chuck Daly, who over an outstanding NBA coaching career set a standard for integrity, competitive excellence and tireless promotion of NBA basketball. This year’s award recognizes the extraordinary contributions Doug Moe has made to the sport throughout his NBA career. Through building a body of work that has had a positive and powerful impact on the NBA coaching profession, Moe has embodied the high standards and leadership philosophies that Coach Daly brought to the game.

The National Basketball Coaches Association Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is selected annually by the Award Selection Committee. This committee is comprised of some of the most respected coaches and basketball executives in the game, including Bernie Bickerstaff, Billy Cunningham, Joe Dumars, Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Pat Riley, Donnie Walsh and Lenny Wilkens.

Prior recipients are Al Attles and Hubie Brown (2017), K.C. Jones and Jerry Sloan (2016), Dick Motta (2015), Bernie Bickerstaff (2014), Bill Fitch (2013), Pat Riley (2012), Lenny Wilkens (2011), Tex Winter and Jack Ramsay (2010) and Tommy Heinsohn (2009).

About the NBCA: The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) is the labor association 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.

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CLEVELAND’S JAMES SELECTED TO ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM FOR RECORD 12TH TIME

– New Orleans’ Davis, Golden State’s Durant, Houston’s Harden and Portland’s Lillard Make First Team 

– Philadelphia’s Embiid, Indiana’s Oladipo and Minnesota’s Towns Earn All-NBA Honors for First Time 

NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 – Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career.  James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, joining James as a unanimous selection.  Harden, who led the NBA in scoring average (30.4 ppg) and three-pointers made (265) for the league-best Rockets, was unanimously voted to the First Team for the second season in a row.

The First Team also features New Orleans Pelicans center/forward Anthony Davis (96 First Team votes), Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (71) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (63).  Lillard earned his first selection to the All-NBA First Team.

James, Harden and Davis are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award.  The winner will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 on TNT (9 p.m. ET).  The second annual NBA Awards, honoring this season’s top performers, will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.   

The All-NBA Second Team consists of San Antonio Spurs forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. 

The All-NBA Third Team is made up of Minnesota Timberwolves forward/guard Jimmy Butler, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Thunder forward Paul George, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo and Timberwolves center/forward Karl-Anthony Towns.

Embiid, Oladipo and Towns are making their All-NBA debuts.  All three players were also first-time NBA All-Star selections this season. 

The All-NBA Teams were selected 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 selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing 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.


2017-18 All-NBA First Team

Anthony Davis, Pelicans (28.1 ppg/11.1 rpg/2.57 bpg/53.4 FG%): Davis led the NBA in blocks average, ranked second in scoring average and finished fifth in rebounding average.  A 2017-18 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award finalist, Davis became the first player to have at least 2,000 points, 800 rebounds, 150 blocks and 100 steals in a season since David Robinson in 1995-96.

Kevin Durant, Warriors (26.4 ppg/6.8 rpg/5.4 apg/1.75 bpg): The four-time scoring champion ranked sixth in the NBA in points per game.  He averaged a career high in blocks, finishing fifth in that category.

James Harden, Rockets (30.4 ppg/8.8 apg/5.4 rpg/1.75 spg): Harden joined Michael Jordan (1988-89) as the only players to average at least 30.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.70 steals per game in a season.  He recorded the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history and was the only player to produce multiple 50-point games this season (four). 

LeBron James, Cavaliers (27.5 ppg/9.1 apg/8.6 rpg/54.2 FG%): Playing 82 games for the first time, James ranked second in the NBA in triple-doubles with a career-high 18 and posted his highest assists average.  The four-time Kia NBA MVP averaged at least 25.0 points for the 14thstraight season, extending his record streak.    

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (26.9 ppg/6.6 apg/4.5 rpg/91.6 FT%): He tied for fourth in the NBA in scoring average, the highest finish by a Portland player since Clyde Drexler was fourth in the 1991-92 season.  Lillard had the NBA’s third-highest free throw percentage and tied for sixth in three-pointers made with 227.

2017-18 All-NBA Second Team

LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs (23.1 ppg/8.5 rpg/1.20 bpg/51.0 FG%): He recorded 21 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, up from three such games in the 2016-17 season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks (26.9 ppg/10.0 rpg/4.8 apg/52.9 FG%): His scoring average, rebounding average and field goal percentage were all career highs.  Antetokounmpo’s 26.9 points per game ranked as the most by a Bucks player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar averaged 30.0 points in the 1974-75 season.

DeMar DeRozan, Raptors (23.0 ppg/5.2 apg/3.9 rpg/1.06 spg): DeRozan set a career high in assists average while leading Toronto to a team-record 59 wins and the best record in the Eastern Conference for the first time.

Joel Embiid, 76ers (22.9 ppg/11.0 rpg/3.2 apg/1.76 bpg): A finalist for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, Embiid ranked 12th in the NBA in scoring average, tied for sixth in rebounding average and fourth in blocks average. 

Russell Westbrook, Thunder (25.4 ppg/10.3 apg/10.1 rpg/1.84 spg): The 2016-17 Kia NBA MVP averaged a triple-double for the second season in a row, becoming the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons.  He finished with an NBA-high 25 triple-doubles and led the league in assists average for the first time.   

2017-18 All-NBA Third Team

Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves (22.2 ppg/5.3 rpg/4.9 apg/1.97 spg): In his first season with Minnesota, Butler shot a career-high 47.4 percent from the field, ranked fourth in the NBA in steals average and was selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

Stephen Curry, Warriors (26.4 ppg/6.1 apg/5.1 rpg/1.57 spg): The two-time Kia NBA MVP led the NBA in true shooting percentage (67.5) as he connected on 49.5 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from three-point range and a league-high 92.1 percent from the free throw line.

Paul George, Thunder (21.9 ppg/5.7 rpg/3.3 rpg/2.04 spg): George ranked second in the NBA in three-pointers made (244) and steals average, setting career highs in both categories.

Victor Oladipo, Pacers (23.1 ppg/5.2 rpg/4.3 apg/2.36 spg): The 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award finalist averaged career highs across the board and shot career highs from the field (47.7 percent) and three-point range (37.1 percent).  Oladipo, a 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team choice, led the league in steals.   

Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves (21.3 ppg/12.3 rpg/1.40 bpg/54.5 FG%): In his third season, Towns led the NBA in double-doubles with 68, ranked fourth in rebounding average and finished in the top 15 in blocks average, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage (42.1).   

Below are the voting results for the 2017-18 All-NBA Teams.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.

2017-18 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
Position
Player, Team
1st Team (5 Pts.)
2nd Team (3 Pts.)
3rd Team (1 Pt.)
Total
All-NBA Selections
Guard
James Harden, Houston
100
--
--
500
5 (four 1st, one 3rd)
Forward
LeBron James, Cleveland
100
--
--
500
14 (12 1st, two 2nd)
Center/Forward
Anthony Davis, New Orleans
96
4
--
492
3 (three 1st)
Guard
Damian Lillard, Portland
71
24
5
432
3 (one 1st, 2nd and 3rd)
Forward
Kevin Durant, Golden State
63
37
--
426
8 (six 1st, two 2nd)


2017-18 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Position
Player, Team
1st Team (5 Pts.)
2nd Team (3 Pts.)
3rd Team (1 Pt.)
Total
All-NBA Selections
Forward
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee
28
71
1
354
2 (two 2nd)
Guard
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
24
63
13
322
7 (two 1st, five 2nd)
Center
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia
11
78
5
294
1
Forward/Center
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio
2
68
22
236
5 (two 2nd, three 3rd)
Guard
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto
2
39
38
165
2 (one 2nd, one 3rd)


2017-18 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
Position
Player, Team
1st Team (5 Pts.)
2nd Team (3 Pts.)
3rd Team (1 Pt.)
Total
All-NBA Selections
Guard
Stephen Curry, Golden State
2
39
37
164
5 (two 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)
Guard
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
--
24
33
105
1
Center/Forward
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota
--
18
45
99
1
Forward/Guard
Jimmy Butler, Minnesota
1
8
52
81
2 (two 3rd)
Forward
Paul George, Oklahoma City
--
4
42
54
4 (four 3rd)

Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Chris Paul (Houston), 54; Rudy Gobert (Utah), 51; Kyrie Irving (Boston), 42; Ben Simmons (Philadelphia), 36; Al Horford (Boston), 32; Nikola Jokic (Denver), 28; Andre Drummond (Detroit), 7; Clint Capela (Houston), 6; Draymond Green (Golden State), 6; Kyle Lowry (Toronto), 3; Steven Adams (Oklahoma City), 2; Donovan Mitchell (Utah), 2; Klay Thompson (Golden State), 2; Trevor Ariza (Houston), 1; DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans), 1; Dwight Howard (Charlotte), 1; Kevin Love (Cleveland), 1; Kristaps Porzingis (New York), 1.




UTAH’S GOBERT AND NEW ORLEANS’ DAVIS LEAD
2017-18 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

– Six Players Selected to an NBA All-Defensive Team for the First Time 

NEW YORK, May 23, 2018 – Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year finalists Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The 7-1 center from France earned 192 points, including 94 First Team votes.  Davis, a two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection, makes his debut on the First Team.  The 6-11 forward/center received the second-most points (163) and First Team votes (73), behind Gobert.

The two big men are joined on the NBA All-Defensive First Team by Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (136 points), Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (105) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (90).  All three players are All-Defensive selections for the first time. 

The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of 76ers center Joel Embiid (90 points), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (86), Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford (85), San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (80) and Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler (79).  Like the First Team, the Second Team has three first-time All-Defensive selections: Embiid, Horford and Murray.

Embiid is the third finalist for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, joining Gobert and Davis.  The winner will be announced at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 on TNT (9 p.m. ET).  The second annual NBA Awards, honoring this season’s top performers, will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.  
  
Players were awarded two points for each NBA All-Defensive First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote.  Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing 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 voting results by media member will be posted at pr.nba.com the night of the NBA Awards presented by Kia.  Click here for the list of 100 media voters for the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Teams.   

2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Robert Covington, 76ers: The former NBA G League Rookie of the Year and All-Star Game MVP led the NBA in deflections and was tops in defensive win shares among players who appeared in at least 70 percent of their teams’ games.  The 76ers’ defensive rating, which ranked third in the NBA, was 99.0 when Covington was on the court and 107.4 when he was off the court – a difference of 8.4 points per 100 possessions. 

Anthony Davis, Pelicans: A 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award finalist, Davis led the NBA in blocked shots for the third time (2.57 bpg).  He also finished fifth in the NBA in defending the rim (minimum 250 field goals defended), allowing opponents to shoot only 52.4 percent at the basket.

Rudy Gobert, Jazz: Opponents shot 10.0 percentage points worse than expected on shots fewer than 6 feet from the basket against Gobert.  Utah ranked second in the NBA in defensive rating by allowing 101.6 points per 100 possessions – a number that improved to 97.7 points per 100 possessions when Gobert was on the court.

Jrue Holiday, Pelicans: New Orleans allowed 9.1 fewer points per 100 possessions with Holiday on the court than when he was off the court, the biggest difference for any Pelicans player.

Victor Oladipo, Pacers: A 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award finalist, Oladipo averaged a league-leading 2.36 steals per game. 

2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves: Butler averaged a career-high 1.97 steals per game, fourth best in the NBA.  

Joel Embiid, 76ers: Opponents shot 7.8 percentage points worse than expected on all field goal attempts when Embiid was the closest defender,the NBA’s best such mark (minimum 200 shots defended).

Draymond Green, Warriors: The 2016-17 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year was one of four qualifying players to average at least 1.30 steals and 1.30 blocked shots per game. 

Al Horford, Celtics: An NBA All-Star for the fifth time, Horford helped Boston lead the NBA in defensive rating with 101.5 points allowed per 100 possessions.

Dejounte Murray, Spurs: In his second season, Murray ranked second among point guards in defensive rebounding percentage (22.0), behind the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (25.4).

Below are the voting results for the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Teams.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.

2017-18 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
Position
Player, Team
1st Team (2 Pts.)
2nd Team (1 Pt.)
Total Points
All-Defensive Selections
Center
Rudy Gobert, Utah
94
4
192
2 (two 1st)
Forward/Center
Anthony Davis, New Orleans
73
17
163
3 (one 1st, two 2nd)
Guard
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
58
20
136
1
Guard
Jrue Holiday, New Orleans
39
27
105
1
Forward
Robert Covington, Philadelphia
27
36
90
1

2017-18 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM
Position
Player, Team
1st Team (2 Pts.)
2nd Team (1 Pt.)
Total Points
All-Defensive Selections
Center
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia
4
82
90
1
Forward
Draymond Green, Golden State
26
34
86
4 (three 1st; one 2nd)
Forward/Center
Al Horford, Boston
24
37
85
1
Guard
Dejounte Murray, San Antonio
32
16
80
1
Guard/Forward
Jimmy Butler, Minnesota
20
39
79
4 (four 2nd)


Other players receiving votes, with point totals (All-Defensive First Team votes in parentheses): Chris Paul, Houston, 74 (20); Paul George, Oklahoma City, 69 (22); Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee, 43 (15); Kevin Durant, Golden State, 31 (7); Klay Thompson, Golden State, 24 (8); Josh Richardson, Miami, 22 (3); Marcus Smart, Boston, 18 (5); Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 17 (3); Jaylen Brown, Boston, 16 (5); Ben Simmons, Philadelphia, 16 (5); P.J. Tucker, Houston, 13 (2); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 7 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 7 (1); Danny Green, San Antonio, 6 (2); Luc Mbah a Moute, Houston, 5 (1); Ricky Rubio, Utah, 4 (2); Andre Drummond, Detroit, 3; Gary Harris, Denver, 3; LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 2; Al-Farouq Aminu, Portland, 2; Avery Bradley, LA Clippers, 2 (1); Steven Adams, Oklahoma City, 1; Will Barton, Denver, 1; Eric Bledsoe, Milwaukee, 1; Ed Davis, Portland, 1; Derrick Favors, Utah, 1; LeBron James, Cleveland, 1; DeAndre Jordan, LA Clippers, 1; Damian Lillard, Portland, 1; Donovan Mitchell, Utah, 1; Fred VanVleet, Toronto, 1.