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Jayson Tatum named to All-NBA First Team

The young superstar becomes the first Celtic since Kevin Garnett in 2008 to accomplish the feat.

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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has been named to the All-NBA First Team. This marks his second All-NBA appearance after making All-NBA Third Team for the 2019-20 season.

Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists, marking career-highs across the board for the 24-year-old. He shot 45.3% from the field and 35.3% from behind the three-point line in 76 games for the Celtics this season.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets joined him with the honors.

Jaylen Brown received three votes for All-NBA Third Team. The Second and Third Teams can be viewed below.

Tatum received 49 First Team votes, 43 Second Team votes, and three Third Team votes, totaling 390 points. He received the least points among all five First Team members and the sixth-most points of any player on the ballot. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers earned 414 points but was classified as a center.

Tatum becomes the first Celtics player to make the First Team since Kevin Garnett in 2008. Other Celtics to accomplish the feat are Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, John Havlicek, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, Ed Macauley, and Ed Sadowski.

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