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Kyrie Irving named to All-NBA Third Team; only Net named

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2021 NBA Playoffs - Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks

Kyrie Irving was named to the All-NBA Third Team Tuesday, marking the third scuh honor of his 10-year career. He was selected second team in 2018-19 and third team in 2014-15. He’s also the first Net to receive All-NBA honors since Jason Kidd in 2003-04.

Here’s the voting...

Irving finished the regular season appearing in and started 54 games, recording averages of a career-high 26.9 points — ninth in the league —, 4.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.9 minutes per game. He ended the regular season with an offensive rating of 119.4 —career-high and ranking sixth in the league — a defensive rating of 113.8, and a net rating of 5.6.

To go along with his impressive averages, Irving became one of nine players to join the prestigious 50-40-90 club. The Nets guard shot a career-high 51 percent from the field (549-of-1086), 40.2 percent from three (152-of-378), and a career-high and single-season franchise record 92.2 percent (201-of-218) from the free-throw line — fourth in the league and the highest finish for a Net since Mike Gminski in the 1985-86 season.

While Irving had a career year and setting handfuls of franchise records along the way, both Kevin Durant and James Harden fell short. Both, however, received a number of votes despite their injuries.

Irving becomes only the fourth Net to make the All-NBA team, following Kidd, Derrick Coleman and Buck Williams.