The All-NBA teams were announced Wednesday and for the 10th consecutive team, no King received first, second or third team honors. The last King to make an All-NBA team was forward Peja Stojakovic in 2004. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins received 14 total points in the voting with one first-team vote. Chicago’s Joakim Noah was voted onto the first team at center. Houston’s Dwight Howard was the second-team center and Charlotte’s Al Jefferson was the third-team center. Cousins had an impressive stat line this season (22.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists), but the Kings’ record certainly hurt his chances. Only one player from a team below .500 was All-NBA. Kevin Love made the second team for Minnesota which finished 40-42 this season. The Kings finished this season 28-54. For those wondering, I had Noah as my first-team center, followed by Howard and Jefferson. I went back and forth on Cousins vs. Jefferson for the third-team spot. I went with Jefferson based on he led Charlotte, which was one o fthe worst teams I’d ever seen in 2012-13, to the postseason.
Kings streak of no All-NBA players reaches 10 years
Sacramento Bee | Jun 5