MVP and Rookie of the Year Paul Reed headlines 2020-21 All-NBA G League First Team

NEW YORK – NBA G League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Paul Reed of the Delaware Blue Coats headlines the 2020-21 All-NBA G League Teams, which were announced today along with the All-Defensive Team and the All-Rookie Team.

Reed is joined on the All-NBA G League First Team by Oklahoma City Blue center Moses Brown, Lakeland Magic forward Mamadi Diakite, Westchester Knicks guard Jared Harper and Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard Kevin Porter Jr.  All five players have seen action in the NBA this season.

The All-NBA G League Second Team includes three Raptors 905 players in forwards Henry Ellenson and Alize Johnson and guard Malachi Flynn.  Joining them are Fort Wayne Mad Ants forward Oshae Brissett and Canton Charge guard Brodric Thomas.  Ellenson, Flynn and Thomas have played in the NBA this season, while Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on March 22.

The All-NBA G League Third Team features Iowa Wolves forward Tyler Cook, Austin Spurs guard Tre Jones and forward Robert Woodard II, Santa Cruz Warriors guard Jordan Poole and Erie BayHawks forward Jarrod Uthoff.  Cook, Jones, Poole and Woodard II have played in the NBA this season, bringing the total to 12 of 15 players on the three NBA G League Teams who have competed in both leagues in 2020-21.

The NBA G League All-Rookie Team is composed of Diakite, Flynn, Rio Grande Valley forward Kenyon Martin Jr., Reed and Thomas.

Raptors 905 guard Gary Payton II, the 2020-21 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year, headlines the NBA G League All-Defensive Team.  Joining Payton II are Brown, Diakite, Lakeland guard Tahjere McCall and Reed.

Below are the complete All-NBA G League Teams, the All-Rookie Team and the All-Defensive Team.  Each team was selected by the NBA G League head coaches and general managers whose teams participated in single-site play at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.



Moses Brown – Oklahoma City Blue^
Mamadi Diakite – Lakeland Magic^
Jared Harper – Westchester Knicks^
Kevin Porter Jr. – Rio Grande Valley Vipers#
Paul Reed – Delaware Blue Coats^


Oshae Brissett – Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Henry Ellenson – Raptors 905*
Malachi Flynn – Raptors 905#
Alize Johnson – Raptors 905*
Brodric Thomas – Canton Charge*^


Tyler Cook – Iowa Wolves*
Tre Jones – Austin Spurs#
Jordan Poole – Santa Cruz Warriors#
Jarrod Uthoff – Erie BayHawks
Robert Woodard II – Austin Spurs#


Mamadi Diakite – Lakeland Magic^
Malachi Flynn – Raptors 905#
Kenyon Martin Jr. – Rio Grande Valley Vipers#
Paul Reed – Delaware Blue Coats^
Brodric Thomas – Canton Charge*^


Moses Brown – Oklahoma City Blue^
Mamadi Diakite – Lakeland Magic^
Tahjere McCall – Lakeland Magic
Gary Payton II – Raptors 905
Paul Reed – Delaware Blue Coats^

*Earned GATORADE Call-Up this season
^NBA Two-Way Player
#NBA Assignee

About the NBA G League

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  Featuring 29 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2020-21, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  A record 45 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 season boasted NBA G League experience.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.