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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot by LA Clippers guard Raymond Felton (2) during NBA playoffs game 4 in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

The Utah Jazz entered Thursday with the possibility of having two players be named All-NBA.

Just one was, as center Rudy Gobert was selected to the second team, while All-Star Gordon Hayward was not chosen for any of the three teams.

In his fourth season in the league, Gobert finished first in blocks per game, second in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds per game. He also made major strides on the offensive end, finishing with an average of exactly 14 points per contest.

New Orleans big man Anthony Davis was named to the first team.

Meanwhile, Hayward was excluded after a season that saw him average 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, and he was named to his first All-Star team in February.

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler were the forwards named to the team.

Hayward's exclusion will have some bearing on his contract status moving forward. If he had been named to one of the three teams, he would have been eligible for a Designated Veteran Player extension.

Under this scenario, he likely would have opted into the final year of his contract with the Jazz this summer, then had an extension kick in for the 2018-2019 season that would have started in the $37 million-per-year range.

Now ineligible for that, Hayward could sign a contract this summer starting at around $31 million per year.


All-NBA Team

(Voting on a 5-3-1 basis by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters)

First Team
1st2nd3rdTotal
G James Harden, Hou100--500
F LeBron James, Cle991-498
G Russell Westbrook, OKC991-498
F Kawhi Leonard, SA9631490
C Anthony Davis, NO453416343
Second Team
C Rudy Gobert, Utah433810339
G Stephen Curry, GS1936290
F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil-8115258
F Kevin Durant, GS36626239
G Isaiah Thomas, Bos-7123236
Third Team
F Draymond Green, GS42151134
G John Wall, Was-1968125
F Jimmy Butler, Chi-1945102
G DeMar DeRozan, Tor-45062
C DeAndre Jordan, LAC371854

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Others receiving votes (first-team votes in parentheses): Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, (2) 50; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers, 49; Marc Gasol, Memphis, (2) 48; DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans, (2) 42; Paul George, Indiana, 40; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 27; Hassan Whiteside, Miami, 18; Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 14; Klay Thompson, Golden State, 14; Nikola Jokic, Denver, (1) 12; Damian Lillard, Portland, 12; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 3; LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 1; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 1; Al Horford, Boston, 1.