The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team:— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 25, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)
Devin Booker (Phoenix)
Luka Dončić (Dallas)
Nikola Jokić (Denver)
Jayson Tatum (Boston) pic.twitter.com/D0H6GEDrea
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.
Jaylen Brown received three votes for All-NBA Third Team. The Second and Third Teams can be viewed below.
The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Second Team:— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 25, 2022
Stephen Curry (Golden State)
DeMar DeRozan (Chicago)
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn)
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)
Ja Morant (Memphis) pic.twitter.com/qHqDWB42tz
The 2021-22 Kia All-NBA Third Team:— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 25, 2022
LeBron James (L.A. Lakers)
Chris Paul (Phoenix)
Pascal Siakam (Toronto)
Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota)
Trae Young (Atlanta) pic.twitter.com/uYiQpdkFeh
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.