What would the 2022-2023 All-NBA teams look like under the new CBA?

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2022-2023 All-NBA Teams Under Updated CBA Rules:

1st Team:

Luka Doncic (DAL) – 66 games played.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) – 68 games played.

Jayson Tatum (BOS) – 74 games played.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) – 69 games played.

Joel Embiid (PHI) – 66 games played.

2nd Team:

DeAaron Fox (SAC) – 73 games played.

Donovan Mitchell (CLE) – 68 games played.

Jaylen Brown (BOS) – 67 games played.

Julius Randle (NYK) – 77 games played.

Domantas Sabonis (SAC) – 79 games played.

3rd Team:

Lauri Markkanen (UTA) – 66 games played.

Jalen Brunson (NYK) – 68 games played.

Pascal Siakam (TOR) – 71 games played.

Anthony Edwards (MIN) – 79 games played.

Jrue Holiday (MIL) – 67 games played.

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Under the new CBA, Jokic would have replaced Antetokounmpo on All-NBA 1st Team and Fox and Sabonis would have replaced Curry and James on All-NBA 2nd Team. The All-NBA 3rd Team would have also looked entirely different with a fresh group of five players. Four players (Markkanen, Brunson, Edwards, and Holiday) would have also found themselves as first-time All-NBA players under the new CBA.

This begs the question; is this good for the NBA and voters? On one hand it is great to award players who had remarkable seasons and were consistently available and prominent in more games throughout the season. On the other hand, this All-NBA list does not reflect who the best 15 players were in the NBA this last season.

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Despite missing more games, not one person would argue that Markkanen is better than Antetokounmpo, that Brunson is better than Curry, or that Edwards is better than LeBron. It will be interesting to see what the All-NBA teams look like in 2023-2024.