Joel Embiid has been named to the All-NBA Second Team, making him the first Sixers player to be named to an All-NBA team since Allen Iverson in 2005-2006.
From the Sixers’ press release:
The NBA announced today that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA Second Team as voted by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Embiid is the 14th player in franchise history to earn All-NBA Team honors and the first since Hall of Famer Allen Iverson was selected to the All-NBA Third Team in 2005-06. Embiid also becomes the first 76er to merit All-NBA and All-Defensive Team recognitions in the same season since Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo in 2001-02. The only other 76er to ever to do so was Hall of Famer Moses Malone in 1982-83.
Embiid received 294 points, including 11 First Team votes, 78 Second Team votes and five Third Team votes. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.
The Cameroonian appeared in 63 games (all starts), averaging career-highs with 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.3 minutes per game. Embiid was one of four NBA players this season to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists and the first 76er since Hall of Famer Charles Barkley in 1991-92. Embiid recorded 29 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in 2017-18. Only five NBA players tallied more such games, and his 29 were the most in a season by a 76er since Barkley had 37 20-10 games in 1991-92.
So the Sixers have representation on the NBA All-Rookie First Team (Ben Simmons), the NBA All Defensive Teams (Robert Covington First Team, Joel Embiid Second Team), and now the All-NBA Second Team.
A list of achievements to be truly proud of. Congrats, Jo!
The following table is a breakdown of all three All-NBA teams and the vote distribution.
Barring something completely unexpected (MVP), this means no supermax for Embiid. 2018-19 salary will start at 25% of the cap, or ~$25.25 million.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) May 24, 2018
(Also, congrats to Embiid for earning 2nd team All-NBA). https://t.co/51sSHdnPUG