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PBT Extra: Who should be All-Star Game reserves?

Jan 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

Thursday night the starters for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans will become official, but we pretty much know who they will be — the East has no close races and the West is seeming settled. Here is who almost certainly gets announced.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Frontcourt: LeBron James (Miami Heat), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers).

Which leads to the next question — who should be the reserves?

That question — and who gets snubbed — are what Kay Adams and I discuss in the latest edition of PBT Extra.

  1. 2dmo4 - Jan 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Andre Drummond – Detroit Pistons – C: 12.7 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 1.8 BPG, 1.4 SPG, .605 FG%

    • sumkat - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      14.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 blocks, 48 percent FGs, 41 percent threes, 77 percent FTs

      Those are Spencer Hawes’s number. But no means an all-star. Drummond obviously has him on boards and FG%, but he can’t move the ball from the post, or extend the floor with a respectable 3 like Spencer

      I’m not saying Drummond shouldn’t be an all-star. I’ve watched very little of Detroit to say one way or the other. But by the fact that you posted nothing about his play, I can only assume you think the stat line speaks for itself. I see a good player, but not an all-star. Who knows in the East, but my guess is Hibbert is the only guy who plays the majority of his minutes at the 5 even on the roster

  2. jrod2173 - Jan 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Nowitzki over David Lee? No way. look at the stat lines. David Lee is averaging a double double. All Dirk does is score…And not much more than Lee

  3. maf586 - Jan 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Joe Johnson

  4. ranfan12 - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Isaiah Thomas.

  5. phillysports1 - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Carter-Williams ?

    • sumkat - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      Missed too much time….you could make a case for Thad Young though

      • money2long - Jan 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM

        thad young, no. afflalo is definitely the previous non all star who deserves a lot of consideration.

  6. AndiMirandi - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    DeMarcus Cousins.

    And why is Kobe a starter?!?!?!

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      He was voted in a starter by the fans. Not my call.

      • AndiMirandi - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

        Oh I know! That’s my whole point about fan voting. Kobe has played a handful of games, THIS year, he’s not an All-Star. :)

  7. seanb20124 - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Wall, maybe Beal

  8. eugenesaxe1 - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Wade/Kobe are proof that fans have no business choosing the starters, or anyone else. I’m surprised Yao didn’t make the cut.

  9. phillysports1 - Jan 22, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Mcw didn’t miss too much time .. But yea Thad is arguable

  10. wwttww - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Millsap.

  11. dluxxx - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    K Love.

  12. truprof - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Western Conf. – LaMarcus Aldridge, Goran Dragic, Tony Parker
    Eastern Conf. – nobody, the EC sucks!

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