We’re in the middle of best time of the NBA Playoffs so let’s update our All-Pac-12 All-NBA alumni team for 2018-19.
C Nikola Vucevic Orlando (USC) - He’s slowly but surely turned into the best Pac-12 alum center, though that’s not a huge accomplishment given the lack of quality big men the conference has produced recently. This was his best season yet, average 20 points per-game and 12 rebounds along with three assists and a block while leading the Magic to the Playoffs for the first time since 2012.
PF Kyle Kuzma Lakers (Utah) - The former Ute continued to turn into a star and filled in the void by the injured LeBron James for the Lakers much of the season. Averaging 18 points per-game with five rebounds and 2.5 assists, he looked like he could be a player that could be a great complement to LeBron if the Lakers start to put it together.
SF Klay Thompson Golden State (Washington State) - What else is there to say about Klay. Another great season as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Right now the only question is will he win another championship.
SG James Harden Houston (Arizona State) - It seems like Harden can’t get any more prolific each year and then he tops himself. He made another great case for best player in the game in 2018-19.
PG Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City (UCLA) -Speaking of players that just keep getting more and more prolific who made a case for best player in the league...here’s Westbrook. He might not have the best team anymore, but he’s one of the league’s best year and year out.
PG Zach LaVine Chicago (UCLA) - LaVine has slowly but surely turned into a standout in the NBA with this being his true breakout season. He averaged 23 points and four rebounds and four assists per-game while playing more than 50 games for the first time in a few years.
SG DeMar DeRozan San Antonio (USC) - DeRozan probably peaked as a star in the league, but is still a very good player for the Spurs and one of the most-complete players in the league.
PG Jrue Holiday New Orleans (UCLA) - Holiday is starting to feel like the new Jamal Crawford and actually may have put together his best season as a pro averaging 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds per-game.
PG Spencer Dinwiddie Brooklyn (Colorado) - Another young player who put together his best season as a pro and helped his team back to the Playoffs for the first time in a while. He averaged 16 points per-game and four assists this season.
C DeAndre Ayton Phoenix (Arizona) - The best big man to come out of the Pac-12 since Kevin Love had a big rookie year, averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds.
PF Aaron Gordon Orlando (Arizona) - The high-flying big man helped get Orlando back to the Playoffs, averaging 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists per-game.
PF Lauri Markkanen Chicago (Arizona) - He struggled with injuries, but looked like a young star when he did play, averaging 18 points and nine rebounds per-game.
PF Kevin Love Cleveland (UCLA)
SG Terrence Ross Orlando (Washington)