According to Green, Thompson's snub wasn't exactly fair.
"I think it's bulls--t," he said, per ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.
Green's complete comments (warning: NSFW language) can be viewed below, courtesy of the Bay Area News Group's Anthony Slater:
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green calls it BS that Klay Thompson isn't on an All-NBA team https://t.co/EdmjPKwYwG2017-5-18 20:14:52
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck provided a rundown of the three All-NBA teams:
Howard Beck @HowardBeck
NBA announces All-NBA teams. Neither Paul George nor Gordon Hayward made it. Thus, no supermax for either this year. https://t.co/GbHl82Ss9G2017-5-18 18:03:57
Thompson didn't have a first-team case since Russell Westbrook and James Harden were mortal locks to occupy those spots following MVP-caliber seasons, and it would be hard to argue the Warriors' splashy swingman deserved a second-team nod over Curry or Isaiah Thomas.
That leaves the third team, which featured John Wall and DeMar DeRozan in the backcourt.
Here's a breakdown of how those two performed statistically compared to Thompson throughout the 2016-17 season:
- John Wall: 23.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 10.7 APG, 2.0 SPG, 45.1 FG%, 32.7 3P%, 23.2 PER
- DeMar DeRozan: 27.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, 46.7 FG%, 26.6 3P%, 24.0 PER
- Klay Thompson: 22.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.8 SPG, 46.8 FG%, 41.4 3P%, 17.4 PER
As those numbers indicate, it's hard to make a strong case for Thompson over either of the other third-team guards.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.