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Kevin Durant named to first-ever All-NBA In-Season Tournament Team

The first-ever All-NBA In-Season Tournament Team was announced today by the NBA.

Kevin Durant put up impressive numbers, compiling averages of 34.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 60.9 FG%, and 69.6 3PT%.

The Suns finished with a 3-1 record in group play with a point differential of +34, which was good enough to advance them to the quarterfinals where they were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Unlike the regular-season All-NBA teams, players were chosen for the All-Tournament Team without regard to position, which is something I can get behind.

Kevin Durant joined Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Tyrese Haliburton, and LeBron James on the prestigious, super important (cough cough) list.

The full voting results can be found here: NBA In-Season Tournament Voting Results

There were some entertaining moments in the In-Season Tournament, and it led to more competitive regular-season basketball, so I’m here for it. Initially, there was skepticism surrounding the tournament as a whole, but seeing the players buy into has me sold.

The momentum from an all-around successful “IST” should be used to continue to propel the hype and excitement surrounding it for years to come. It was fun to watch the rise of the Indiana Pacers and Tyrese Haliburton, for example.

Ultimately, does the tournament MATTER? No. Was it (mostly) fun? Yes.

Congrats to Kevin Durant on getting the recognition he deserves.