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5 Players Who Don’t Belong On the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

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5 Players Who Don't Belong On the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams

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Each year, controversy surrounds the All-NBA rosters. Undeserving players wind up making the squad while others outperform just to be snubbed a spot. Here's five players on the 2013-14 All-NBA teams who don't deserve the recognition they've received.

5. Dwight Howard

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5. Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard Houston Rockets
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Dwight Howard finished fourth in the NBA in rebounds and seventh in blocks. Not bad, but also not as great as his self-proclaimed "Superman." Howard exhausted all excuses when he signed with the Rockets. This was supposed to be the year Howard silenced his critics. Instead, the Rockets failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs. Another disappointing postseason for Howard shouldn't result in making Second Team All-NBA, but it did.

4. Tony Parker

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4. Tony Parker

Tony Parker Interview Spurs
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I know what you're thinking -- Tony Parker is in the NBA Finals, he deserves All-NBA recognition. Not so fast. Parker averaged 7.6 assists per game last year. That number dropped to 5.7 this year. His 16.7 points/game is nearly four points fewer than the 20.3 he averaged a season ago. Parker may still be one of the best point guards in the league, but he shouldn't be rewarded for his decline in production.

3. Joakim Noah

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3. Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls
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Joakim Noah is the only big man on the top 25 APG list. The Defensive Player of the Year finished sixth in rebounds and led the Chicago Bulls to a playoff berth despite the absence of Derrick Rose. There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Noah is a leader and could be the face of a franchise -- but is he really the best center in the NBA? No, yet he still managed to make First Team All-NBA somehow.

2. Damian Lillard

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2. Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard Portland Trailblazers
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Let's make this clear just so we're all on the same page: Damian Lillard is a baller. The shot he hit to beat the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs was downright dirty. But Lillard's game has not yet reached an All-NBA level. He finished just 23rd overall in assists per game -- terrible for a point guard who made Third Team All-NBA. Lillard's future looks bright, but this one belonged to John Wall.

1. Goran Dragic

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1. Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic Phoenix Suns
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After Eric Bledsoe underwent knee surgery that would sideline him for virtually half of the season, Dragic became the Suns' primary ball-handler. As a result, his stats increased significantly. Dragic is one of the NBA's emerging stars and will be on everyone's radar next season -- but if you honestly believe Dragic deserves the All-NBA recognition more than Russell Westbrook, you've completely lost your mind.