PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant has already added a series of accolades to his resume that will put him in the Basketball Hall of Fame when he finally hangs up his cleats, although he has something else to add that the greats of the game’s past could do.
‘t: NBA In-Season Tournament Honors.Today, the NBA announced the All-Tournament team for the first NBA tournament of the season:Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Tyrese Haliburton and LeBron James.According to the NBA, the All-Tournament team was selected by a panel of media and based on players’ performances in group matches and the round of 16. Players were selected regardless of their position.A total of 20 media representatives were part of the committee. Durant was the only one of the five voters not chosen by all 20 voters, and he came away with seven votes – which is still enough to place him on the list. Durant’s seven votes were enough to beat Brandon Ingram (4), Nikola Jokic (3), De’Aaron Fox (2), Damian Lillard (2), Jayson Tatum (1) and Myles Turner (1).He averaged very good numbers:34.5 points7.3 REC6.8 AST60.9% FG69.6 3PT%The Suns reached the quarterfinals, but lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers. Durant himself said he expected Los Angeles to win after knocking out Phoenix.“I’m going to play with the Lakers since they beat us,” Durant said. “They have the size to compete with anyone. They have the fastest flight of anyone. They have more fans than anyone, so it’s geared towards their ability to win. I can’t wait to watch. The intensity of the games has been incredible.” . Like I said, I wasn’t a fan when they started, but now I’m a big fan of the current [tournament] and I can’t wait to watch it.The Suns are currently 12-10 and will face the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.