NBA Ball: Stephen Curry isn't a lock for the All Star game next year
I thought that curry was an all star this year but when he didn't make there wasn't a single player who made it who wasn't deserving unlike in previous years. Curry is probably going to have to fight Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph or David lee for there spot. All the guards who made it this year all locks next year in Kobe, Paul, harden, Westbrook, and Parker. So it'd going be curry fighting with Ty Lawson and Damian lillard. Also Eric Gordon if he stays healthy should have a huge season and with the all star game being in New Oreleans next year I would say Gordon would have the edge on curry.
Kobe won't make it next year because he won't have played.
Kobe's goal is to be back by opening night, but I'm not sure how realistic that is. I think he will be back a little after that but either way he will get the fans vote
Kobe won't be back by opening night. He'll be back a month before the Allstar break MAYBE... And if so shouldn't get the vote.
I said that Kobe has said that is his goal
The time frame for kobe's injury is 6-9 months which would mean anywhere from mid October to mid January. And he will be voted in by the fans regardless of whether he only has played a month or not. As for steph, he's not a lock, but I wouldn't be surprised if he outplayed harden, Parker or Westbrook. Not saying he will, but he certainly could.
jhbm24 he doesn't even need to play, fans will vote him anyway
I could definitely see Steph getting it over Parker with all of the exposure Curry is getting and he will get the stats as well.
at this point in time, he is expected by many to make it IMO. Nobody is a real lock. For example D rose didnt make it this year because he obviously didnt play. different things happen to different players. Who knows what will be going on by all star voting time next year. All i know is this, if he keeps playing the way hes been playing then i find it very hard to believe that he will be left out of the all star game
Prediction: Marc Gasol won Defensive Player of the Year this year and will follow that up with a Finals MVP award and a 1st Team All-NBA selection.
Next year Steph Curry will make All-NBA first team, and will win co-MVP trophies with Marc Gasol.
Neither guy will make the all-star team next year. :)
Wait, you think Eric Gordon has the edge on Steph Curry? I'm one of the biggest Eric Gordon fans there is, but I would honestly be shocked if he's an All-Star next year. Even if EJ goes back to playing how he did with the Clippers in '10-'11, the Pelicans would have to be a playoff team for him to be considered over Steph. And I don't see that happening.
The most likely scenario (of the ones you presented) is that Curry will simply make it over David Lee. This year, I guess they only wanted to put one Warrior on the team and they chose D-Lee. And, pre-All-Star selection, it really was debatable whether Lee or Curry was more valuable to that team. But, for the rest of the season after Curry was snubbed, it really became totally clear that Steph was the man on that team. Trust me, Stephen Curry will be an All-Star next year and for the foreseeable as long as he's healthy. There's nothing to worry about on that front.
I see no reason why the pelicans can't be as good as the rockets next season and in the playoff picture. They will have a top 10 pick and the cap room to sign someone to a max deal. Add that to a healthy Gordon and Anthony Davis and that's definitely a play off team. Gordon should have the stats to make it, he just needs to stay healthy and with the all star game being in New Orleans I definitely see Gordon making it. Also everyone thinks that curry will just make it over lee but they forget that Kevin love will be back next year and he WILL make it
It's possible that they could be in the playoff hunt next year. I'm not denying that. They played pretty well at times when everyone was healthy and I really like Vasquez, Gordon, Anderson, and Davis, but saying "that's definitely a playoff team" with the addition of the tenth pick and some potential max deal player (and who might that be?!) is a stretch by any standard. You're right about Kevin Love being back, but you know what else that means? The Timberwolves will be in the playoffs! So even if the Lakers or some other team drops out, the Pelicans aren't going to be a playoff team. I just can't see it.
In any case, the Warriors will be in the running for home court advantage next year, while the Pelicans will--at best--be fighting for the eighth seed. And all indications would suggest that Curry will put up better numbers than Gordon. I'd love to see both of them as All-Stars, but my only point is that Curry definitely has a very significant leg up on EJ--no matter if the All-Star game's in New Orleans or not.
How is curry going to put up better stats? He will average more assists but that's all I see. Gordon should be top 5 in the league in scoring and should help the pelicans to around a 6 th seed. How are the rockets going to be better than them? The pelicans actually have the better roster for next year. Also who spot is curry going to take ?
I'm sorry, but do you watch basketball? You do realize that Curry averaged more PPG this year than EJ ever has in his career, right? Not to mention more RPG, APG, and SPG than Gordon's EVER averaged. Plus, Curry set the record for most 3 pointers made in a season this year. I'm sure you're aware of that, but based on your comments I'd better not assume anything.
Also, the Warriors are currently in the second round of the playoffs (with Curry playing better than maybe anyone in the league) while the Pelicans weren't even in contention for the 8th seed this year. If you were just saying that the Pelicans will be much improved next year and Eric Gordon has an outside shot of being an All-Star, I would totally agree. But claiming that Gordon has an edge over Curry for an All-Star spot and that the Pelicans should be better than the Rockets and Warriors next year is absurd. And you're talking to someone whose favorite player is Eric Gordon! I would be happy as can be if EJ makes the All-Star team and leads the Pelicans into the playoffs next year, but you're making some outlandish statements here.
And, as far as whose spot Curry is going to take, I think it's safe to say that it's a little early to tell. My main point is simply that if Curry keeps playing how he's played most of this season and the post season, he has nothing to worry about. And he certainly has a leg up on Eric Gordon.
I'm not sure what season your going by since Gordon has never had a healthy season. Besides being the better shooter what does curry do better than Gordon? Gordon is the better scorer, slasher, defender and is better in the clutch? How exactly are the rockets going to be better than the pelicans next season?
Stephen Curry is having a great playoff series, but he's no lock to make it next season. I don't see the point to take offense to it... It's just a fact. Deron Williams didn't get selected for his first appearance until 2010 and he was clearly a top five point guard in basketball.
It's nothing against Curry... It's just the competition in the West at guard is THAT good. I think he has a good chance to get in, especially considering Kobe Bryant is coming off of injury, Tony Parker will be a year older and I thought it was pretty close between him and James Harden this season... But I can't say he's a "LOCK".
For those saying Curry will make it over a big man... Based on what I've noticed, they try to stick to a format of how many guards and forwards (including centers now) that they put on the team. They usually only carry four or five guards unless the process gets muddied by injury replacements.
They can replace Z Bo with Marc Gasol and David Lee with Steph Curry. They would need to add a big to replace Lee's spot but I am not sure if Tim Duncan makes the team next year. He's having an awesome year this year but maybe he plays even fewer
minutes with less production.
So I think Duncan might not make it.
If Curry deserves to get in next year, he will. I think he probably deserved it this year, but sometimes they make a guy wait a year.
Next year, they might also say, ok, David Lee has been an all-star twice already in his career. Is he really a 3 all-star game type of guy? Why don't we let Steph Curry get in? He can really light it up, has been popular for years, and is really marketable.
They might also want to phase out the old guys -- Kobe and Duncan (Z Bo too?) -- and go with younger guys like Curry and Marc Gasol.