Who is most likely to get snubbed from the All Star game?
We know every year somebody gets snubbed off the All Star team, in recent years we have seen Josh Smith run away with this tittle, although I believe there's no chance he dont get the nod this year.
I believe Stephen Curry and David lee both deserve to be on the All star team, but it will be tough for both of them to make it just lookin at there competition at their positions...
PG's : Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker
PF's: Blake Griffin, Zach Randolph, Lamarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and Kevin Love
Remember Kevin Love hasnt had an epic season as his last one, but the coaches choose the reserves, and I believe many coaches would give him the nod...
So I believe ultimately one of these Warriors will get snubbed...
Who is ur pick to get snubbed?
The coaches will vote in Lee, but anyway, I see Aldridge getting snubbed. Monta Ellis also.
Lamarcus Aldridge is 7" tall with a 7'4" wingspan and a 9" plus standing reach who also happens to be xtremely gifted on the block with his back to the basket. Does that not sound like the prototypical center? Aldridge also guards that position better as he dont have the lateral quickness to guard PFs on the perimeter which is where most of em play nowadays in this.small ball era.
I say that to point out that if Aldridge was listed as a center he would likely have.been the highest scoring center in the league the last couple years and would of already made a team by default like Hibbert did last year.
Even tho they took C lff the ballet if LMA was.viewed as a center like he should be then the fact that hes a center.and is 6th in the league in scoring and the only pivot averaging over 20 points per game would still get him in.
I said the.same thing about Duncan for the past decade. I said the samething when they drafted Oden thimking LMA.had a ton of promise to be a scoring pivot.
Didnt Lee make it in as a C in NY?
Anyways Jrue Holiday right now is playing PG better then everybody in the Eastern Conference not named Rondo. Jrue is playing like Deron Williams took over his body and Deron himself is playing like he left. Holiday is 3rd in the league in assists at 9 a game and scores over 18 while playing lockdown defense being one of tje top 3 on ball defenders at pg in the league.
Still Deron will get in over him but Jrue is still 22 and is still getting better.
As a Cavs fan I want to say that it's going to be Kyrie or Varejao because they're both playing great ball but have a disadvantage because they play for a bottom-feeding team. Realistically I think Brook Lopez is going to get snubbed because of the removal of C as its own position.
David West - 18.5p 8.0r 2.6a 50% fg
Paul George - 16.5p 7.1r 3.7a 1.5s 2.1 3pm
Neither one screams All-Star, but with the Pacers leading the Central, at least one should get in. West is probably behind Chandler, JSmith, Noah, Varejao, Lopez among other EC bigs. PG has it tough behind Lebron and Carmelo, but seems to have the best shot of the two.
I believe Kyrie must be an All Star... If Deron made it last year on the New Jersey Nets, why can't Kyrie make it this year...
I just want to say that my definition of "snub" is a person who gets left off the team in favor of someone less deserving of a spot. If going by that, its hard to see any snubs. So I will say that a guy I think that is deserving of a spot (but not necessarily MORE deserving) is Jamal Crawford. He is a big part of why the Clips have the 2nd best record in the league. If you are talking about winning, I think he deserves a spot this year.
Jrue Holiday if he doesn't make it....but he has to make it right?
Jrue HAS to make it
I could see Lee not getting a spot, even though he deserves it and the warriors are winning.
Greg Monroe was snubbed for the centre spot last year, not sure if he will make it this year....
definitely lamarcus aldridge
It's not a snub if more deserving players make it. Maybe LMA should worry about rebounding a little better and averaging a double double or playing harder on defense and blocking more shots like his massive wingspan would suggest.
LMA has always been a tease, his talents and physical capabilities have always suggested that he should be able to do more then he does. I'm not talking about scoring although even his scoring could be more efficient as he could command double teams in the post more often then shooting mid range jumpers.
Until LMA does something because score at an elite level he's not an All Star let's face it.
This year they changed the rules so that you don't choose a center, but rather three front court players. So theoretically, Lebron, Melo, and Paul Pierce could all end up starting as the big men.
But personally my All-Star team is the following:
West: CP3, Kobe, Durant, Griffin, Dwight(I'm listing the starers as per the latest returns) Bench:Duncan, Z-Bo, Tony Parker, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, + one more(I'm torn over the last one, Kevin Love has been horrendous thus far, Steve Nash hasn't played much, Dirk has barely played, so although I'd love to see David Lee, I anticipate that as the coaches have done in the past they'll give it to the Future Hall of Famer)
East: Rondo, D-Wade, Lebron, Melo, Garnett Bench: Paul Pierce, Josh Smith, Kyrie Irving, Noah, Luol Deng, D-Will(despite his horrid play, the coaches will vote him in), Jrue Holiday or Monta Ellis.
Just outside, but could make an arguement. That being said, I think Varejao makes it.
Serge Ibaka - Leading the league with 3 blocks per game, but also averaging a career high 14.3 ppg (56% shooting) and 8.5 rpg for a contender.
Joakim Noah - Filling up the stat sheet with 12.8 ppg 10.3 rpg 4.4 apg 2.1 bpg 1.4 spg.
Kemba Walker - The Bobcats are terrible, but he's putting together a nice soph year with 18.1 ppg 6 apg and ranked 7th in the league with 2 spg
Again, not guys that I think should make the team, but deserve some recognition for making a jump in their careers.
I think Tim Duncan and David Lee are locks as reserves in the West. That leaves two spots in the front court to choose between Serge Ibaka, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Lamarcus Aldridge. Each guy is deserving, so the two that don't get picked could classify as snubs.
The East is too wide open. The guard position will be hard to decide, but I think Jrue Holiday is a player who should be picked as a reserve. IF he's not, then he'd be my biggest snub. Kyrie Irving could be left out and people will scream snub, but his team's record is bad. Or if Irving makes it, the player left out (especially if his team is in the playoffs) could scream snub.
I think Tyson Chandler and Chris Bosh are locks to be East reserves in the front court. That leaves two spots left to choose between a several front court players. It's hard to say who'll be a snub, but I do know the Hawks should have an All-Star. Al Horford is putting up numbers similar to when he was an All-Star, but I think it's Josh Smith's turn this season. IF he doesn't make it, I think he'd be a snub. Then there'd be just one spot to choose between Paul Pierce, Brook Lopez, Joakim Noah, Anderson Varejao and David West. Verajao is similar to Irving... Great season, but poor record. The Bulls are in the playoffs without Derrick Rose... Noah might get it.
I think the biggest snub will wind up being one of the guards out West. Kobe, CP3, Westbrook, Parker, Harden, and Curry are all among the most valuable players in the league for their respective teams. If I had to name 12 prospective NBA MVP candidates at this point in the season they would all be on it. But not all of them can make it unless there's an injury to one of those guys.
Coaches respect winning, and I think they will reward the Warriors. If for no other reason, they likely will want to reward them because they know that with Stephen Curry's ankles that this might not last forever.
^His ankles are fine, they fixed it and it won't give him any problems in the future. He doesn't have a structural problem in them so I think in the end he'll be fine in the end. They've wrapping it up really time to the point where I think it's amazing he has any movement in them.
Locks in the east Lebron ,MELO ,Guys I feel should be in Lopez,Anderson V,Paul George,Holliday,Jr Smith ,Noah,Rondo