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Marc Gasol Named to 2nd Team All NBA

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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was named to the Second Team All NBA.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

A historically good season just keeps getting better. Today Marc Gasol was named to the 2012-2013 All-NBA Second Team.

Gasol, who has already been named the Defensive Player of the Year, helped lead the Grizzlies to their most successful season in franchise history. Now, he's seeing personal accolades pile up.

Joining Gasol on the second team are Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, and Russell Westbrook. The first team consists of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Tim Duncan.

This is an incredible honor the big fella, and he's the second Grizzly to be named to receive the distinction, the first being Zach Randolph in 2010-2011. With Gasol on the floor, the Grizzlies held opponents to an NBA best 89.3 points per game, and the Spaniard also posted 14 points, 7.8 rebounds and a career high 4 assits per game. His numbers have continued to climb, reaching 17.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.15 blocks per game in the postseason, as he has helped Memphis advance farther than they ever have in franchise history.

No one could have seen this coming when we acquired his rights several years ago in the trade for his brother, but what started out as a laugher has turned into a full-fledged win for the Grizzlies. With Gasol in his prime (28), and an ever improving Mike Conley (25, Memphis is poised for success for many years to come.