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Not every great player will have the privilege of making an All-NBA team next year. In fact, there will be several players who you could probably make an argument for that will miss out.
Here are three players earning Honorable Mention's who just miss the All-NBA Third Team.
D-Wade is without a doubt still one of the league's top players, and was a major factor for the Heat capturing the championship last year.
However, in the regular season, Wade may miss some time due to injuries, or just plain resting as LeBron keeps the pace for the Heat until the postseason rolls around.
The Heat have so many weapons that Dwyane Wade doesn't need to be as big of a scorer as he used to be, and as long as the Heat are winning, I'm sure he is fine with that.
DeMarcus Cousins is one of the best young players in the league that no one outside of Sacramento seems to be talking about. Every time Cousins is in the news it is because of some sort of misbehavior or immaturity that he displays. Regardless of that, Cousins can flat-out bring it on the court.
Last season he averaged 18 points and eleven rebounds for the Kings, and with another year under his belt, expect those numbers to only go up this year.
With Joe Johnson gone to Brooklyn, the Hawks are firmly Josh Smith's team, and the 26 year-old may finally be ready to really break out next season and have a career year as he heads into free agency in the offseason.
Smith averaged a career high 18.8 points and 9.6 rebounds a year ago, so naturally with more shots and opportunities, expect Smith to be in the 20-10 range this year.