SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2010) – Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams was named to the All-NBA Second Team the league announced today. Williams, in his fifth NBA season, earned All-NBA Team honors for the second time in his career after averaging 18.7 points, 10.5 assists (third in NBA) and 4.0 rebounds (a career-high) while appearing in 76 games. He also shot .469 from the floor and posted 44 double-doubles (seventh in NBA). He was one of four NBA players to post 40+ points and 10 assists in a game in 2009-10 and just the fourth Jazz player ever to accomplish the feat. The 6-3, 205-pound point guard dished 798 assists during the regular season, second most in the league. He also finished second in the 2010 NBA Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend. Williams returns to the All-NBA Second Team after a one-year hiatus, receiving the same honors in 2008. Forward Carlos Boozer was named to the All-NBA Third Team that same season. The 2009-10 All-NBA First Team includes the L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Miami’s Dwyane Wade. In addition to Williams, the Second Team consists of Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki and Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Amaré Stoudemire. The Third Team includes San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, the L.A. Lakers’ Pau Gasol, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, Atlanta’s Joe Johnson and Portland’s Brandon Roy. Carlos Boozer received 33 voting points in this year’s All-NBA selection process. The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 122 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. Below are the results of the voting for the 2009-10 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses: 2009-10 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM Position, Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward LeBron James, Cleveland (122) 610 Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (107) 579 Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (122) 610 Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (119) 604 Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (81) 520 2009-10 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM Position, Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward Carmelo Anthony, Denver (9) 321 Forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (10) 356 Center Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix (2) 239 Guard Steve Nash, Phoenix (24) 366 Guard Deron Williams, Utah (14) 343 2009-10 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM Position, Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points Forward Tim Duncan, San Antonio 125 Forward Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers 94 Center Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee 149 Guard Joe Johnson, Atlanta 118 Guard Brandon Roy, Portland 87 Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Chris Bosh, Toronto, 80; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 47; David Lee, New York, 43; Carlos Boozer, Utah, 33; Chauncey Billups, Denver, 24; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 20; Al Horford, Atlanta, 19; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 18; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 15; Chris Paul, New Orleans, 14; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 13; Chris Kaman, LA Clippers, 9; Brook Lopez, New Jersey, 6; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 6; Paul Pierce, Boston, 6; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte, 5; Marcus Camby, Portland, 3; Andrew Bynum, LA Lakers, 2; Danny Granger, Indiana, 2; David West, New Orleans, 1; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 1; Mo Williams; Cleveland, 1; Tony Parker San Antonio, 1.
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