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Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 2:37 pm | Updated: 3:46 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Suns' Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire were named to the All-NBA Second Team.

Nash garners his seventh career All-NBA Team selection, his second Second Team honor (2008), for recording the greatest statistical season for a point guard over the age of 35 in NBA history.

Nash averaged 16.5 points and became the oldest player in league history to lead the league in assists by averaging an NBA-best 11.0 assists. It was the fourth time in the last six seasons since returning to Phoenix that Nash has led the NBA in assists.

The two-time NBA MVP was also named an All-NBA First Team selection three times, all with Phoenix (2005, 2006, 2007) and a Third Team selection in 2002 and 2003 with Dallas.

Stoudemire earns the fourth All-NBA Team selection and Second Team honors for the third time in his career (2005, 2008), for a season in which he averaged a team-high 23.1 points, his most since 2007-08, and a team-best 8.9 rebounds.

Stoudemire was one of only two NBA players to average at least 22 points and eight boards (Chris Bosh) this season. The 2010 All-Star starter averaged 26.6 points after the All-Star break, fourth-most in the NBA overall.

Stoudemire was named to the First Team in 2007.

LeBron James, the 2009-10 MVP and Dwight Howard (Orland), the 2009-10 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, were unanimous selections to the 2009-10 All-NBA First Team.

2009-10 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position            Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                  Points

Forward               LeBron James, Cleveland (122)                  610

Forward               Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (107)             579

Center                 Dwight Howard, Orlando (122)                     610

Guard                  Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (119)                     604

Guard                  Dwyane Wade, Miami (81)                            520

2009-10 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position                  Player, Team (1st Team Votes)         Points

Forward                 Carmelo Anthony, Denver (9)                  321

Forward                  Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (10)                       356

Center                    Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix (2)           239

Guard                       Steve Nash, Phoenix (24)                     366

Guard                       Deron Williams, Utah (14)                    343

2009-10 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position                Player, Team (1st Team Votes)        Points

Forward                 Tim Duncan, San Antonio                      125

Forward                  Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers                           94

Center                     Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee                    149

Guard                      Joe Johnson, Atlanta                             118

Guard                    Brandon Roy, Portland                              87

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