Amar'e Stoudemire talks to reporters as the Knicks cleaned out...

Amar'e Stoudemire talks to reporters as the Knicks cleaned out their lockers. (Apr. 25, 2011) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

The Knicks had two of the NBA's top six scorers this season, but only one of them earned All-NBA status.

Amar'e Stoudemire Thursday was named second-team All-NBA for the second straight season and fourth time in his career. It is the first time since Patrick Ewing in 1996-97 (second team) that a Knick has been named All-NBA.

Carmelo Anthony, who last season joined Stoudemire on the All-NBA second team, did not receive enough votes to earn a spot on any of the three All-NBA teams despite finishing third in the NBA in scoring (25.6 points per game).

The All-NBA teams are voted by members of the media.

League MVP Derrick Rose headlined the first team and was joined by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard.

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook rounded out the second team.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford, Manu Ginobili and Chris Paul were voted to the third team.

Stoudemire, who was sixth in the NBA with 25.3 points per game and was among the MVP candidates in the first half of the season, received only two first-team votes. He was a first- team All-NBA selection in 2006-07. Stoudemire averaged 26.1 points per game, good for second in the league, through the first 54 games, but after Anthony arrived, Stoudemire's scoring dropped to 23.5 points per game.

Anthony had 53 votes, which was the third-most among the players who fell short of achieving All-NBA honors. His scoring increased from 25.2 points per game before the trade to the Knicks to 26.3 in 27 games afterward. But his overall scoring was down from the 28.2 points he averaged in 2009-10, which also was third best in the league.

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