I'm going to be depressed for a little that my favorite player in the league just tore his ACL, signaling the almost certain dismantling of the Celtic core that I had grown to love.
But back to the point of this thread...who does everyone think David Stern will add to the All-Star team?
Some of the snubs on the East:
I'm probably leaving off a few, but as you can see there isn't any player that has an overwhelming amount of evidence in their favor to be put ahead of the others.
*sigh* if only Golden State was in the East...
Also could someone remind me how they pick who gets to take Rondo's spot as a starter on the team?
If you haven't noticed it yet Taylor Gang REALLY wants it to be Jrue Holiday taking his spot as evidenced by him posting it on three different threads (lol jp). And I can see that scenario because he was voted by the coaches as the guard reserve not the wild card.
Or do they do it by whichever guard on the reserve team has the most votes? If that's the case then it would be Kyrie Irving as he had about 5 times as many votes as Holiday.
I think as far as entertainment value Kyrie would be the choice no question especially since Lebron is in the starting 5 as well...
I think it should be either Brook Lopez or Josh Smith. And is their any other guys who may be can't because of injury?
If it can be anybody, I'm going with Brook Lopez
If it has to be a guard, Deron Williams or Brandon Jennings.
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I'm pretty sure stern picks the replacement and it's up to the coach of the east to decide who starts.
I hope they pick Irving he deserves it.
irving is already in the all star game
i ment to start sorry
Holiday deserves it just as much as Kyrie they are both playing out of their minds. The big difference in Irving is scoring more and Holiday is scoring and dishing. In the last 5 games Irving has averaged like 31ppg and 5 apg. In his last 5 games Holiday is averaging 25ppg and 10 apg.
For the season Irving is averaging 5 more points per game then Holiday, but Holiday is averaging 4 more assists per game then Irving. The assists differential is much bigger.
I'm not saying Holiday is better I'm just pointing out that when you look at the total package his numbers are just as impressive. He's the only player in the league averaging atlteast 19 and 9
oh ok, my bad...yeah, me too i hope he starts..
With David Stern he could pick anyone, I just hope he picks someone who's most deserving and not just make a pick out of left field.
You could add David West on that list of snubs, but as far as a replacement, I agree with TOL. Spot on.
He's not the most deserving this year necessarily but I hope it's Josh Smith for the sheer theatrics and he's been snubbed in the past a few times.
im thinking they have to replace him with a gaurd right? as much as he dosnt deserve it i think it should go to deron williams
D-Will would be a logical like for like choice but Josh Smith deserves an All Star game surely. Personally I don't see why David Stern has to make a choice, just take the next person in either the coaches or public vote who isn't on the roster or a combination of the two.
It should be Lopez. He's the best player on the Nets, hes having an extremely good statistical season, and they have enough guards to do it.
Enough with the Steph Curry crying already. You would think this guy is averaging 35 PPG on a team thats 40-4. He is having a good year, but the guards in the West who got in over him are just as if not more deserved. The Warriors are the 5th seed, its not like they have been world beaters.
My guess would be they go with Deron Williams, and start Kyrie.
Deron is not playing at an All Star level this year, point blank end story. He's not. The only All Star on that Nets team this year is Brook Lopez.
It should be either Lopez or Josh Smith. I could even see Pierce getting the nod easily too.
The East coach will pick the starter to replace and I'm assuming it would have to be Kyrie or Jrue. They are both playing lights out. Is 24ppg and 5 apg really that much more impressive then 19ppg and 9 apg? Jrue is averaging 25 and 10 over the last 5 games too while Kyrie is putting up 31 and 5. They are both really impressive numbers but I just feel like Jrue's combination of scoring and dishing really needs more attention. I love Kyrie but somebody gotta throws Jrue's name out there.
I remember a few years ago when CP3 was still a Hornet and D-Will was a... a Jazz, there was an on-going debate as to who the better PG was. It's just kind of odd to think about now, considering CP3 is a fringe MVP candidate, and we're all lamenting D-Will's undeserved likely ascension to all-star status via injury of a player of the same position. Funny how things change, especially considering neither CP nor Williams are old, and that Paul suffered a serious injury, whereas Deron did not.
Anyway, like pretty much everyone has said, it should be Brook or Joshy (Lopez by merit, Smith virtue of previous snubs and also merit), with D-Will being the pick if it has to be a guard.
No if it is a guard then Jennings or Ellis are most deserving and have played better then Deron this year. This isn't a lifetime achievement award.
Position shouldn't matter. Stern should pick whoever is most deserving.
If it's any pick other than Brook Lopez then Stern got it wrong.
I agree except I think it's gotta be either Lopez or Smith. But Lopez should of made it clearly over Bosh for starters. I'm surprised that the coaches gave Bosh more votes then Lopez.
Jrue holiday should start.
Brook Lopez or Josh Smith are the most deserving tbh
The more I've thought about it the more I feel like it should be Josh Smith, he's having a great year but more importantly the Hawks are winning. But Smith is putting up nearly 17ppg while averaging over 8rpg, 4apg, 2bpg, and 1spg. Those are tremendous all around numbers capable of being put up by only a handful of players in this league.
i apologise in advance, because i cannot believe the words are coming out of my mouth...if it HAS to be a guard (and i don't think it does, but oh well)...
definately more worthy than d-will...
although i'm with the masses though, lopez is most deserving...how about that bench though. holiday/irving, george, deng...and 4 bigs. i can't wait to see noah play some small forward!!! :) :) :)
Look... I appreciate what the Hawks are doing and Josh Smith is having a very good all-around season, but he shoots 44.8% FG, 29.3% 3PT (but he somehow shoots 2.2 per game) and a mind-blowing 49.7% from the FT line. Has Smith been that much better than his teammate Al Horford???
I won't be surprised if David Stern picks Deron Williams, but it should be Brook Lopez.
IF Stern picks Williams, I think he'll start. IF he picks Lopez, then I think Kyrie Irving will start.
What I'm using to determine my picks is the amount of All-Star votes they received. Williams (449,791) has the highest of any player not in the All-Star game (other than Jeremy Lin, but I'm not counting him for obvious reasons lol). However, if Stern doesn't pick Williams. I think Irving will start because he has 342,584 more votes than Jrue Holiday (445,730 to 103,146).
I think it's all about who the fans want to see.
Personally, I would like to see Jennings make the all star team because this is really his one and only shot to make it, as Irving, Williams, Rose and Rondo are clearly locks for the all star game if they play the way they do for future years to come. You can argue that Jennings is the anchor for the Bucks' 7th seed in the playoffs. My guess is Stern will pick another PG to subside with the fact that Rondo is out, leaving it down to DWill and Jennings. As for the starting PG in the East, it has to go to Jrue Holiday. Irving is the logical choice, as we and everyone else probably agree that he is the better player, but you have to reward Holiday for the fact that the 76ers are only a couple games out of a playoff seed whereas the Irving and the Cavs are in the bottom of the NBA standings in the East, and overall among all teams.