Guard: Damian Lillard – Honestly I think Lillard makes it simply based on a positional scarcity. Chris Paul, and Steph Curry have missed enough games to make a case against them. Lillard has been phenomenal during the second half of the season, vaulting a Portland team that was in 7th place in the west on January 1 to comfortably in the third spot in the west. Lillard has been unreal, averaging 27 and 6 assists per game.
Guard: James Harden – What needs to be said? Harden has been unreal this season averaging an insane 31 and 9 assists as the Rockets have pulled away in the west. It would be a miracle for Harden to not win MVP – no one has been more dominant this season than Harden.
Forward: Lebron James – This would be his 10th straight First Team All-NBA, which in itself is insane. Lebron’s averages of 28 points 9 assists and 9 boards while playing every game so far during his 15th season points to one thing: He’s clearly been going to the TB12 academy. Lebron is truly the most valuable player to his team every season, but due to his consistent dominance it often goes unlooked. This has been arguably Lebron’s best season – something to truly marvel at.
Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Still only 23 Giannis continues to grow. Still without a jump shot Giannis has managed to average 27 points 10 boards along with five dimes a game. Not to mention he averages 1.5 steals and blocks a game, his all-around game is something to marvel about. The biggest knock against Giannis’ dominant season is the Bucks record. They should be better than 7th in the lowly east, but Giannis has earned the first team nod.
Forward: Anthony Davis – Davis has held a team together that starts Emeka Okafor, E’Twaun Moore, and Ian Clark alongside him since Boogie Cousins got injured. He’s averaging 28 points 11 boards to go along with 2 and a half blocks a game. What’s more impressive than those beast stats? He somehow has a New Orleans team with that starting ensemble in 5th in the West. Davis has dominated when it’s mattered and he’s a lock for a first team selection.