Western Conference All-Stars ( 12 Players )
PG: Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook
SG: Kobe Bryant, James Harden, OJ Mayo
SF: Kevin Durant, Rudy Gaye
PF: Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan
C: Dwight Howard, Marc Casol
1. You can replace Stephon Curry for OJ Mayo
2. You can repace David Lee for Dwight Howard
Eastern Conference All-Stars ( 12 Players )
PG: Rojon Rondo, Derron Williams, Jrue Holiday
SG: Dwayne Wade, Paul Pierce
SF: Lebron James, Carmello Anthony, Josh Smith
PF: Chris Bosh, Anderson Varejao
C: Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler
to be honest i dont think wade deserves an all star spot this year maybe thats just me
Dwyane Wade is the only guard (outside of Kyrie Irving) in the East putting up 19+ PPG, 3+ RPG, and 3+APG. He's also doing it while shooting over 50%, unlike Kyrie Irving.
Who else would take his spot?
My picks are based on who should make it, and not on starting line-ups because that's up to the many fans who vote. For example, I think that david lee is playing better than dwight howard. But I have a feeling that dwight howard is about to go into beast mode and start playing in a more dominate way and higher level. Because the Lakers need him to play better for them to win games. Which will hopefully justify my reason for picking him to be an all-star
These are just my personal choices
Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Monta Ellis, Jrue Holiday, Deron Williams
Honorable mentions: Brandon Jennings, Raymond Felton, Kyrie Irving
Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Joakim Noah, Paul Pierce, Al Horford, Josh Smith
Honerable mentions: Luol Deng, Brook Lopez, Anderson Varejao
Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, James Harden
Honerable mentions: OJ Mayo, Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson
Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph, David Lee
Honerable mentions: Lamarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson, Rudy Gay
Some pretty hard cuts this year. Gonna be even harder as some of the stars come back from injury, such as Dirk, Wall, Rose, Granger, Amare and Bynum (if he ever does come back). And those are just the top stars..
I'd really like to see Josh Smith finally make it. It's hard to put Irving and Varaejao in there due to their team record but they're both playing at an all-star level.
Josh Smith is the man.
BC - Chris Paul
BC - Kobe Bryant
FC - Kevin Durant
FC - Blake Griffin
FC - Dwight Howard
6 Russell Westbrook
7 Kevin Love
8 LaMarcus Aldridge
9 Tony Parker
10 James Harden
11 Stephen Curry
12 Marc Gasol
BC - Rajon Rondo
BC - Dwyane Wade
FC - LeBron James
FC - Carmelo Anthony
FC - Chris Bosh
6 Josh Smith
7 Jrue Holiday
8 Joakim Noah
9 Kyrie Irving
10 Paul Pierce
11 Deron Williams
12 Brandon Jennings / Paul George
What case can you make for Kevin Love over Al Jefferson, Zach Randolph or David Lee?
I understand Love was injured at the beginning of the season, but he's not played close to as well as those three players.
Starters: Chris Paul, Kobe, KD, Griffin, Howard
Reserves: Rudy Gay, Marc Gasol (or Randolph), Westbrook, Harden, Mayo, Aldridge, Tony Parker
East Starters:, Rondo, Wade, Lebron, Anthony and should be Anderson Varejao
Reserves: Bosh, Smith, Felton, Holiday, Williams, Pierce and George
Ofcourse some players will get snubbed but you have to account for the way their team is playing along with the dumbness of the fans. Keep it 100, 2 players dont deserve to be in the all star game from the Lakers but they'll be voted in for sure! Irving is playing at an allstar level but you cant tell me he's playing better than Varejao and the Cav's dont deserve 2 reserve spots. Felton is a throw in because NY is playing so well, you have to have another player to represent them. George was a throw in just because of his position and he is playing well enough to be a 12th man. I'm in Philly and Holiaday is playing like the best player on the team so that was a hometown pick. Thats pretty much it, you can make a case for Jennings, Lawson, Chandler (or Felton) depending on who makes it from NY but all the players i picked deserve to be on the team.
Chris Paul - Russell Westbrook - Tony Parker
Kobe Bryant - James Harden
Kevin Durant - Rudy Gay
Tim Duncan - Blake Griffin - David Lee
Dwight Howard - Zach Randolph
(If Kevin Love get's his numbers back up and the Wolves start winning, he can take David Lee's spot)
Rajon Rondo - Deron Williams - Kyrie Irving
Dwyane Wade - Jrue Holiday
LeBron James - Josh Smith
Carmelo Anthony - Chris Bosh
Kevin Garnett - Brook Lopez - Joakim Noah
(If Paul Pierce gets his shooting % up and Boston gets in the top-4 in the East, he can take Chris Bosh or Josh Smith's spot)
I was going to disagree with you on Holiday, but I looked up the numbers and I think you're right. You have a pretty strong list here, but I think Varejao should be considered over Brook Lopez.