All-NBA Snub Team 2023 List: Anthony Davis, Ja Morant And Kevin Durant

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Several notable players were snubbed from this year’s All-NBA Teams due to injuries or other factors.

Among those not included were Anthony Davis of the Lakers, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant of the Suns, and Ja Morant of the Grizzlies.

Additionally, Lauri Markkanen, the Most Improved Player award winner, was not selected for the All-NBA Teams.

At the end of every season, the best players in the NBA are recognized for their exceptional performance by being named to the All-NBA Teams. Originally consisting of just two teams, the league added a Third Team in 1988-89.

All Snub team
All Snub Team

However, the selection process remains competitive and challenging despite the additional team.

The 2022-23 season was no different, with many of the league’s biggest stars dealing with injuries. Nevertheless, the most deserving candidates were ultimately selected for this year’s All-NBA Teams.

So who made the cut? Without further ado, here is the complete list of players who earned the prestigious honor of being named to the All-NBA Teams for the 2022-23 season.

All-NBA Team 2023 List

1st Team
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Luka Doncic
Jayson Tatum
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid
2nd Team
Stephen Curry
Donovan Mitchell
Jaylen Brown
Jimmy Butler
Nikola Jokic
3rd Team
Damian Lillard
De’Aaron Fox
Julius Randle
LeBron James
Domantas Sabonis

All-NBA Snub Team 2023 List

Ja Morant

Ja Morant’s bank balance will see a dip of $40 million that it could’ve had after the Grizzlies point guard missed out on making an All-NBA team for the 2022-23 season.

Among 100 votes, the Memphis guard received 10 second-team and 14 third-team votes, leaving him short of All-NBA recognition.

Last summer, he signed a designated rookie max extension with Memphis, which was worth a staggering $192.2 million over five years.

The number could’ve increased to $231.4 million over the five years if Morant would’ve received a second consecutive All-NBA designation. 

Shortly after the results were revealed, Morant posted a cryptic tweet addressing his snub.

Ja Morant Tweet
Ja Morant Tweet (Source: Twitter)

In March, Morant received an eight-game suspension after he posted a video on Insta Live of himself swinging a handgun at a Denver nightclub.

Despite the suspension, he had an impressive regular season. He averaged 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game throughout 61 games.

Devin Booker

Despite a strong season, the Suns’ shooting guard Devin Booker has notably left off the All-Star team this year, prompting some criticism.

While some argue that his 29-game season may have played a factor in the decision.

Others point out that Zion Williamson, who played the same number of games, was voted in as a starter.

Devin Booker
Devin Booker (Source: AZCentral)

Booker’s performance has been impressive, with a career-high average of 27.1 points per game. He was playing at an MVP level before a groin injury that sidelined him for several games.

The Suns have struggled in his absence, underscoring his importance to the team and further fueling the debate over his All-Star snub.

Anthony Davis

The Lakers center Anthony Davis narrowly missed out on the All-Star selection this year, likely due to his limited playing time of just 29 games.

However, when he has been on the court for the Lakers, there’s no denying he’s been one of the top players in the league this season.

With an impressive stat line averaging 26.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game, Davis has proven himself to be a formidable force on the court.

His absence from the All-Star team likely results from his limited playing time, but his numbers speak for themselves and make a compelling case for his inclusion.

James Harden

Harden has flourished in his new role as the playmaker for the 76ers, who currently hold the fourth-best record in the NBA.

Philadelphia James Harden
Philadelphia James Harden (Source: MARCA)

Despite averaging 11.0 assists (the second-highest mark of his career) along with 21.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game, the fact that a 10-time All-Star like Harden was left off the roster seems almost unbelievable.

Kevin Durant

Despite missing significant time with injuries, Durant has been a dominant scorer when on the court.

He is averaging 29.1 points per game while shooting an impressive 56% from the field, 40.4% from beyond the arc, and 91.9% from the free-throw line.

He even achieved the 50-40-90 mark for the second time in his career.

Although he played in only 47 games, 39 with the Brooklyn Nets and 8 with the Suns after being traded in February, Durant still made the All-Star team for the 13th time. Unfortunately, he was unable to participate due to injury.

Pranaya Poudel
Pranaya Poudel
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