5 Biggest Surprises From The 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

5 Biggest Surprises From The 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

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The 2013-14 All-NBA teams were announced this week to the usual swift and loud reaction. Fans and analysts erupted with commentary on which players were snubbed, which were overrated, and who deserved what slot. Here are the five biggest surprises from the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams.

5. Goran Dragic lands on the third team

Goran Dragic
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5. Goran Dragic lands on the third team

Goran Dragic
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Dragic's appearance on the All-NBA third team isn't a surprise when you look at how the Phoenix Suns guard played this season. The surprise here comes from the low expectations fans and league observers had of both him and the rest of the Phoenix Suns. That will all change, however, as he will be a player to watch next season.

4. Stephen Curry shoots his way to the second team

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4. Stephen Curry shoots his way to the second team

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There's no doubting that Golden State's Stephen Curry is one of the game's most entertaining players. His inclusion on the second team is a bit surprising, however, particularly given the depth of stars at the point guard position.

3. Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson pick up votes

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3. Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson pick up votes

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This is a two-for-one surprise. It would have been a surprise early in the season to find out that these two did not make the All-NBA teams, and now at the end of the season, its a surprise they picked up any votes at all. Hibbert and Stephenson were the poster boys for Indiana's late-season swoon as both players regressed sharply after the All-Star break. They should thank their lucky stars just to be one of the "other players receiving votes".

2. James Harden makes the first team

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2. James Harden makes the first team

James Harden
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While there is certainly a shortage of stars at James Harden's two-guard position, that doesn't fully explain the Beard's first team slot. Other guards who were left off the lists like John Wall, along with other guards picked to the lower teams, like Tony Parker, could easily make a claim on Harden's spot.

1. LeBron not unanimous

Lebron James
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1. LeBron not unanimous

Lebron James
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Its almost impossible to believe that a person paid to know and write about the NBA would leave LeBron off the All-NBA first team. While Durant was a fine MVP choice, LeBron James has been the king of the NBA for the past two seasons. Leaving him off the first team is just plain wrong.

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