Friday, January 20, 2017

NBA All-Star Game 2017

All-Star Game Starters


G Kyrie Irving - Cleveland Cavaliers
G DeMar DeRozan - Toronto Raptors
F Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
F Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks
F Jimmy Butler - Chicago Bulls


G Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
G James Harden - Houston Rockets
F Kevin Durant - Golden State Warriors
F Kawhi Leonard - San Antonio Spurs
F Anthony Davis - New Orleans Pelicans

Starter Snubs 

G Russell Westbrook - Don't see a problem with the new system, but the fact that he got left out is outrageous. His team has a winning record and he is averaging a triple double. Also he is around the 2nd and 3rd spot for the MVP reward this year. As a Stephen Curry fan, This wasn't the year he should be starting despite the teams success.

G Isaiah Thomas - Got him in the top 5 in the MVP conversation  so far this year. Thomas should be in over DeRozan and Irving both, but it would have made more sense for him to have DeRozan's spot. He is averaging 28 points and 6 assists on the 3rd place Celtics team. The biggest number and most impressive is the 10 points in the 4th quarter

Predictions For Reserves


G Isaiah Thomas - Boston Celtics
G Kemba Walker - Charlotte Hornets
G Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors
G John Wall - Washington Wizards
F Kevin Love - Cleveland Cavaliers
C Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
C Hassan Whiteside - Miami Heat


G Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
G Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors
G Damian Lillard - Portland Trailblazers
F Gordon Hayward - Utah Jazz
F Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors
C Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves
C DeMarcus Cousins - Sacramento Kings

Injury reserve options - Paul George, Andre Drummond, Jabari Parker, Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, CJ McCollum, Eric Bledsoe

The reserves are always a surprise, and every year snubs will happen. Also every year seems at least an injury or two who will see a guy get his chance that wasn't really expecting it. The starters for the East is pretty interesting if you consider Lebron has started 12 and the rest of them have 1 start before this year. Giannis is a first time all-star and on his way to many more. I disagree agree with Westbrook not starting, but these starters together will be fun and entertaining to watch.

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