Warriors forward David Lee named to All-NBA third team 

click to enlarge David Lee of the Golden State Warriors has been named to the All-NBA third team. - MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/AP FILE PHOTO
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  • David Lee of the Golden State Warriors has been named to the All-NBA third team.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Warriors have a representative on the All-NBA team.

Forward David Lee, who averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game this season, was named to the All-NBA third team on Thursday. The last Warrior to find his way on to any of the All-NBA teams was when Latrell Sprewell was a first-team selection in 1993-94.

The eight-year veteran Lee was the only player in the NBA to average at least 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in 2012-13. He also led the NBA with 56 double-doubles, becoming the first Warriors player to lead the NBA in the category since Wilt Chamberlain in 1963-64.

The first team was made up of Miami’s LeBron James, L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul.

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

The third team was Houston’s James Harden, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Lakers center Dwight Howard and forwards Paul George of Indiana and Lee.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry finished with 72 points, the most by a guard who did not make a team.

Thompson, Barnes receive USA invites: According to a report by ESPN, Warriors Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson have been offered invitations to Team USA minicamp, which will run July 22-25 in Las Vegas. Curry, who participated in the 2012 Team USA minicamp, is also considered an option. Team USA is expected to announce a final roster in the coming weeks.

Curry and Co. to stop by SF Carnaval:

Several members of the Warriors — Curry, Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Kent Bazemore — will be stopping the NBA Nation mobile basketball playground at SF Carnaval this weekend. Barnes and Ezeli will be in attendance on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, while Curry and Bazemore will be there from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

— Staff, wire reports

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