All-NBA First Team Picks: Dallas Mavs’ Luka Doncic Over Steph Curry, DeMar DeRozan; Could Lakers’ LeBron James Make It?

As the 2021-22 NBA season comes to a close, it’s time to shift focus to the playoffs. But before that, there are a number of regular season awards that need to be discussed, including the Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and others.

Although it’s hard to narrow down the league’s most talented players to a list of five, took a crack at it by making our All-NBA First Team picks with the reasoning behind those picks. Luka Doncic has worked his way into MVP talks, so has he all but assured himself a First Team spot at this point? Have the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls stumbled enough recently to knock Steph Curry and DeMar DeRozan down to the Second Team? Should LeBron James get any consideration for what he’s done statistically at age 37?

Let’s talk about it.

Luka Doncic contests Karl-Anthony Towns in a Mavs win over the Timberwolves.


The Dallas Mavericks could potentially be just two games back of third-place in the West by the end of Wednesday night.


Luka Doncic has been underrated defensively this season.

Dalton Trigg: There is so much special talent in the NBA that it’s hard to narrow it down to just five guys, but if the season ended today, my All-NBA First Team would be:

  • Ja Morant
  • Luka Doncic
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Joel Embiid