all star reserves picked by players
I think they got them perfectly right but thats my opinion.
I think that Josh Smith should be on the team in the east.
Paul Pierce is the only one I really disagree with. Three all-stars ( Rondo and KG starting) from a team that's below .500 is ridiculous.
Brandon Jennings over Jrue Holiday for me but I can see why people say Holiday.
It might have something to do with Holiday being 4th in the league in assists and being one of only 2 players in the league who average atleast 18ppg and 8 apg the other one being Russell Westbrook. Plus Holiday is a better defender and a more efficient player. Jennings is very good but he's a PG who averages like 5apg and shoots like 40% from the field, they aren't exactly All Star numbers.
They just played and based on stast Jennings got the best of him jennings had 25 pts on (8-17) shooting and 7 assists and Holiday had 9 pts on (3-12) shooting and 12 assists with 8 turnovers I rest my case.
They did play and Jennings did have a great game and Holiday did have one of his worse performances of the season. Yet you put them numbers into the overall picture and Holiday's statistical output still looks signigicantly better then Jennings.
When Jennings had that big game against the Heat did it mean that he should be starting in the All Star game over Wade?
I know Ive hated on this guy constantly on this site but what do you guys think about Carlos Boozer as a sleeper pick? He's been a beast lately and the best player on the Bulls for the last couple weeks. I was at the Celtics game when he had 20 and 19 and he was the best player on the court for long stretches of time.
He was named Eastern Conference player of the week and has been averaging close to 23 and 14 since Decemberish. I'd put him on over Chris Bosh but then again I'd put Josh Smith over both of them.
Bosh is shooting 55% from the floor compared to Smiths 44%. He is averaging 17.5 points while Smith is averaging 16.3 in a slight amount more minutes. Bosh is a third option on his team scoring wise, while Smith is the first. Smith is a tougher defender and a better rebounder, but Bosh's offensive game is more polished and it shows this season, as hes also hitting 83% from the line while Smith is at a meager 52% from the charity stripe. Bosh's FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE is higher than Josh Smiths free throw percentage. Yikes. However, both bring great intangibles and an argument can be made for either one.
Am I the only one that caught Kyle Korver's name?
Why do people act like Josh Smith just *has* to make it? I mean, he's deserving, but it's not like he's a no brainer. Al Horford has played just as well as Smith. It's been a team effort in Atlanta. They're defending and the ball is moving.
As far as the article, each team usually carries three guards and four front court players. There aren't going to be just two guards on the East and then four on the West. Stephen Curry isn't going to make it over Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker or James Harden.
Sucks for Josh smith this year was a perfect storm to make his first ALLSTAR team.
He started the year injured and played at an ALLSTAR level in spurts.
I don't think he deserves it this year I would rather put Brook Lopez in with the way he's been playing lately.