2022 All-NBA roster indicates generational shift

The Atlanta Hawks may have been disqualified from an NBA playoff somewhat embarrassingly a month ago, but Trae Young still earned himself an extra $34.5 million on a random Tuesday night in May.

The league announced All-NBA teams ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, and Young’s third-team selection triggered a clause in the freshman maximum extension he signed last summer that increases his expected salary from $172.5 million to $207 million. the next five seasons.

Boston Celtics forward Jason Tatum and Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell both missed similar increases last season, when they failed to make the All-NBA team the final year before the maximum extensions began.

Tatum’s first-team selection on Tuesday — his second All-NBA nod in three years — came a year late to clear a fatter check. He continues to secure the 24-year-old’s place in the game, along with his performances in the Eastern Conference Finals. He and 23-year-old Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic are the last honorees from the first team standing in the playoffs. Denver Nuggets player Nikola Jokic, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokonmo and Phoenix Suns player Devin Booker were all eliminated prior to Tuesday’s announcement.

Doncic has already qualified for $34.5 million in salary after receiving back-to-back first-team picks in the past two years. (A player exiting their contract on a junior scale can increase their maximum salary from 25% of the maximum salary to 30% if they make All-NBA work in the season immediately before their extension begins or in two of the previous three seasons.) First-team direct bids Make it into the Hall of Fame track.

Tuesday’s announcement marks an all-generational transformation in the NBA, with six of the 15 picks being first or second picks. Six of the biggest complainers from the list were also hung up on their first gestures. The first team consists entirely of players under the age of 28 for the first time since the 1954-55 season. Doncic joins Brooklyn Nets striker Kevin Durant and Hall of Famers Tim Duncan and Max Zaslofsky (1947-49) as the only players to have made the first team three times before he turned 24.

The All-NBA guard didn’t completely change the shifts. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James set his record by picking up 18 in a row, despite missing the playoffs for the first time since his first NBA win in 2005. He made the third team for the second time in four years. He previously worked for the first or second team every 2005-18 season. He also made the first team in 2020 and the second last year.

Suns goalkeeper Chris Paul became the 20th player in league history to make an 11th team in the NBA. Durant is only the 27th guard 10 times, and Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors guard, has joined his 35-player all-time roster to make eight of all-NBA lineups. This marks the first season since 2011 that no one from Curry, Paul or James Harden has made the first team. (Harden failed to make the All-NBA for the third year in a row.)

Antetokounmpo’s sixth pick cements the legacy of a two-time Hall of Fame MVP. No player with so many honors has failed to make the Hall of Fame. After the recent inductions of Chris Webber, Ben Wallace and Tim Hardaway, the only five-time NBA qualifying picks not coded in Springfield are Kevin Johnson and Amara Stoudemire. Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler did not reach the 80th and 81st places in history to make up five NBA teams in his career.

Here’s the full 2022 All-NBA roster (followed by a list of the biggest snoopers at each position).

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic joined an elite roster of players to earn three consecutive NBA first-team selections. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The first team in the NBA

G: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Stats (65 games): 28.4 points per gallon (46/35/74), 9.1 RPG, 8.7 APG

All-NBA Pick: 3rd

G: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Stats (68 matches): 26.8 points per gallon (47/38/87), 5.0 RPG, 4.8 APG

All-NBA Pick: First

F: Giannis Anticonmo, Milwaukee Bucks

Stats (67 games): 29.9 points per gallon (55/29/72), 11.6 RPG, 5.8 APG

All-NBA Pick: Sixth

F: Jason Tatum, Boston Celtics

Stats (76 games): 26.9 ppm (45/35/85), 8.0 RPG, 4.4 APG

All-NBA Pick: Second

A: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Stats (74 matches): 27.1 PPG (58/34/81), 13.8 RPG, 7.9 APG

All-NBA Pick: 4th

The second team in the NBA

G: Ja Morante, Memphis Grizzlies

Stats (57 games): 27.4 pts (49/34/76), 6.7 APG, 5.7 RPG

All-NBA Pick: First

J: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Stats (64 games): 25.5 PPG (44/38/92), 6.3 APG, 5.2 RPG

Pick All NBA: Eighth

F: Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets

Stats (55 matches): 29.9 points per gallon (52/38/91), 7.4 RPG, 6.4 APG

Pick All NBA: Tenth

F: Demar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls

Stats (76 games): 27.9 points per gallon (50/35/88), 5.2 RPG, 4.9 APG

All-NBA Pick: 3rd

A: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Stats (68 matches): 30.6 points per gallon (50/37/81), 11.7 RPG, 4.2 APG

All-NBA Pick: 4th

The third team in the NBA

G: Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

Stats (65 games): 14.7 PPG (49/32/84), 10.8 APG, 4.4 RPG

All NBA pick: 11

G: Tra Young, Atlanta Hawks

Stats (76 matches): 28.4 PPG (46/38/90), 9.7 APG, 3.7 RPG

All-NBA Pick: First

F: LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Stats (56 games): 30.3 points per gallon (52/36/76), 8.2 RPGs, 6.2 points per player

All NBA pick: 18

F: Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

Stats (68 matches): 22.8 ppm (49/34/75), 8.5 RPG, 5.3 APG

All-NBA Pick: Second

A: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Stats (74 games): 24.6 points per gallon (53/41/82), 9.8 RPGs, 3.6 per player

All-NBA Pick: Second


A: Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Stats (67 games): 25.9 points per gallon (45/36/85), 5.3 APG, 4.2 RPG

G: Digonte Murray, San Antonio Spurs

Stats (68 matches): 21.1 PPG (46/33/79), 9.2 APG, 8.3 RPG

M: Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers

Stats (68 matches): 21.7 PPG (46/38/89), 8.6 APG, 3.3 RPG

G: Zach Lavigne, Chicago Bulls

Stats (67 games): 24.4 points per gallon (48/39/85), 4.6 RPG, 4.5 APG

F: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

Stats (57 matches): 21.4 PPG (48/23/87), 5.9 RPG, 5.5 APG

F: Jaylene Brown, Boston Celtics

Stats (66 games): 23.6 points per gallon (47/36/76), 6.1 RPG, 3.5 APG

C: Pam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Stats (56 matches): 19.1 points per gallon (56/0/75), 10.1 RPG, 3.4 APG

A: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Stats (65 matches): 15.6 PPG (71/0/69), 14.7 RPG, 1.1 APG

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Ben Rohrbach is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Do you have a tip? Email him at rohrbach_ben@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @brohrbach

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