The All-NBA teams have become something like a league report card for the stars of NBA. When a player is left off, it’s kind of like a slap in the face to everything he is supposed to be to the league. Take Carmelo Anthony’s absence from any All-NBA roster last year, for example.
Fans were not only surprised that his teammate Amar'e Stoudemire received a bid in the All-NBA second team, but were shocked that Anthony’s impact on the Knicks was taken so mildly, as it should have been. Anthony did not really deserve a mention over LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki or LaMarcus Aldridge because of his influence over the Denver Nuggets or lack thereof with the Knicks last year.
This year’s roster will look a lot different than last year’s and there will be some shakeups in each of the first-, second- and third-team rosters that may come as shocks to the average fans.