Way too early All-NBA team predictions for 2023-2024

Devin Booker #1 All-NBA (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Devin Booker #1 All-NBA (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /
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All-NBA First Team – Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Nikola Jokic (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

For the first time in league history, we could see two true centers on the All-NBA First Team. The reigning Finals MVP missed out on making his third straight All-NBA first team appearance last season due to the old voting structure and Joel Embiid edging him out for the center spot.

Despite this, he proved all of the haters wrong in the 2023 NBA playoffs. Not only were his scoring and playmaking world-class, but his defense was also more than serviceable for a title team. Primarily, this was due to a great defensive scheme by Coach Michael Malone and Jokic’s ability to get deflections, steals, and kicked balls.

Falling just 0.2 APG shy of averaging a triple-double last season, he should find himself averaging 23+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 9+ assists again in 2023–2024. With Jamal Murray and Michael Porter back to their full powers to start next season, as well as the Nuggets returning Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Aaron Grodon, and Christian Braun, there is even a chance Jokic leads the NBA in assists.

It will be interesting to see how seriously Jokic takes the regular season after the championship and if there is title fatigue in Denver as a whole. Either way, Jokic is simply too talented to not make the All-NBA First Team next year.

To recap:

All-NBA First Team:

C  Nikola Jokic

PF  Giannis Antetokounmpo

SF/PF  Jayson Tatum

PG/SG  Luka Doncic

C  Joel Embiid

All-NBA Second Team:

PG/SG  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

SG  Devin Booker

PG  Damian Lillard

PG/SG  Donovan Mitchell

SG/SF  Jaylen Brown

All-NBA Third Team:

PG  Jalen Brunson

SG  Anthony Edwards

PF  Pascal Siakam

PG  Trae Young

PG  De’Aaron Fox

Next. Way too early predictions for each award for the 23-24 season. dark