Melo and Chauncey – Third Team All-NBA

Both Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups have been named Third Team All-NBA.

Carmelo had two first team votes and had 116 points finishing sixth among forwards.  LeBron James (122 first team votes, 610 points) and Dirk Nowitzki (35 first team votes, 383 points) were the first team forwards.  Tim Duncan (39 fist team votes, 378 points) and Paul Pierce (27 first team votes, 330 points) were the second team forwards and Pau Gasol (2 fist team votes, 165 points) joins Melo on the third team.

Chauncey had no first team votes, but ended up with 131 points.  The first team guards were Kobe (119 first team votes, 604 points) and Dwyane Wade Wade (103 first team votes, 572 points).  Second team guards were Chris Paul (32 first team votes, 424 points) and Brandon Roy (0 first team votes, 189 points).  Tony Parker was the other third team guard with Chauncey totaling one first place vote and 158 points.

This is the third time Carmelo has been named to the All-NBA Third Team (2005-06 and 2006-07) while Chauncey was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2005-06 and All-NBA Third Team in 2006-07.

Nene received six points finishing 62 points behind Third Team center Shaquille O’Neal.

Congratulations to Melo and Chauncey on this well deserved accomplishment.

Complete voting results can be found here.

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  • magster

    Considering the competition, especially at forward, even third team is still quite an accomplishment.

  • Alan15

    Well deserved. I honestly thought Melo would be skipped over like he always is. But I’m glad they recognized him as one of the top 3 SF’s in the league.