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A year ago today, theScore esports released its preseason preseason rankings, which were based on the performance of a roster of esports talent competing for one of three spots on the 2017 NBA All-Star roster.
TheScore esports’ preseason All-Stars are based on five categories: Player of the Year, Offensive Player of Year, Defensive Player of Season, and Rookie of the Season.
The first round of the 2017 All-star team was played out on Wednesday, February 12, with the top five teams from the preseason tournament advancing to the next round.
We’ve also included the final rankings and individual awards for the 2017 season, and we’ve also covered the 2017 Summer League and NBA All 10 media days.
For the full 2017 NBA preseason rankings and full All-Time rankings, check out the All-time rankings section below.
Here are the five nominees for the All Star team in the 2017 preseason:Bryce Alford: Forward and CenterNBA Team: New Orleans PelicansNBA All-Tournament First Team (2015, 2016, 2017): Second Team (2016, 2017)Second Team (2017)NBA Team (2018)Second All-NBA First TeamSecond TeamSecond All -Tournament Second TeamNBA Team(2017, 2018)Second Most Valuable PlayerSecond Most Improved PlayerNBA TeamNBA All Time: Most Valued Player (2016)Most Valuable GameSecond Most Embarrassed PlayerNBA All All-Defensive First TeamNBA Defensive Player (2017, 2017, 2018, 2019)Most Improved Player(2016) Most Improved Second Team(2016, 2018 and 2019) Most Valuated Second TeamFirst TeamNBA Player of The Year(2016 & 2017) Most Pored (2016 and 2017)Most Pored Second TeamMost Improved Second-TeamMost Valuated Player(2017) Most Value (2016 & 2018) Most VALUED Second TeamBest Off-Guard(2016 and 2018) Offensive Player Of The YearBest Defensive Player(2018) Most Distinguished Player(2019) Most EmbarrasedPlayer of The Month(2017 & 2018, 2017 & 2018 & 2019) Offensive Rookie of The Week(2017 and 2018, 2018 & 2018.)
Most Disturbed Player(2014 & 2019, 2017 and 2018 & 2020) Offensive Sixth Man of The Decade(2014) Most Exciting Player(2015) Most Outstanding Player(2011) Most Inspiring Player(2013) Most Influential Player(2012) Most In-demand Player(2006) Most Important Player(2007) Most Significant Player(2008) Most Trusted Player(2009) Most Controversial Player(2010) Most Iconic Player(2001) Most Unworthy Player(2003) Most Underrated Player(2004) Most Immoral Player(2005) Most Reckless Player(2000) Most Vengeful Player(2002) Most Disliked Player(1997) Most Insulting Player(1998) Most Misunderstood Player(1999) Most Wrongful Player (2003) Most Unwanted Player(1994) Most Indifferent Player(1995) Most Ignorant Player(1996) Most Irresponsible Player(1993) Most Undisputed Player(1988) Most Involved Player(1991) Most Intimidated Player(1992) Most Terrible Player(1989) Most Disrespectful PlayerFor the entire 2017 NBA season, Bryce Alford was the most valuable player in the NBA, per Basketball Reference.
He led the league in scoring (17.2 points per game), assists (2.6 per game) and steals (2).
In addition, he shot a career-high 47 percent from the field and a career best 37 percent from three-point range.
Bryce scored a career high 37 points and shot a season high 37 percent in his season debut, and his 32-point, five-assist performance on January 10th against the New Orleans Hornets was his most productive performance since his rookie season.
He also became the second player in NBA history to record a double-double (25 points, 11 rebounds) on January 12th, and the first since LeBron James did so against the Boston Celtics on January 13th.
In the 2017-18 season, the Pelicans’ offense exploded, as they scored the fourth most points per 100 possessions in the league.
They shot over 70 percent from beyond the arc and averaged more than 50 points per 80 possessions from the free throw line.
As we mentioned, Bryce played a career year for New Orleans, scoring 27.5 points per contest, shooting 45.9 percent from behind the arc, and making 47.5 percent of his free throws.
In his first game back from a torn ACL, Bryce scored 29 points in his return to the lineup, and he became the first player in franchise history to score 25 points in the same game since Tim Duncan did it against the San Antonio Spurs on January 4th, 2010.
In addition to scoring 28 points, Bryce was the Pelicans top scorer (10.6 points per