OT - 2012 NBA All-Star Rosters

Submitted by MGoChippewa on February 9th, 2012 at 7:24 PM

The reserves were announced today and now the rosters are final, assuming no injuries. This is how the two sides will look:

WEST(Starters)

PG- Paul [LAC]   SG- Bryant [LAL]   SF- Durant [OKC]   PF-Griffin [LAC]   C-Bynum [LAL]

(Reserves)

Nash [PHX], Parker [SA], Westbrook [OKC], Aldridge [POR], Nowitzki [DAL], Love [MIN], M. Gasol [MEM}

EAST(Starters)

PG- Rose [CHI]   SG-Wade [MIA]   F-  Anthony [NY]   F- James [MIA]   C- Howard [ORL]

(Reserves)

Hibbert [IND], Deng [CHI], Pierce [BOS], Bosh [MIA], D. Williams [NJ], Iguodala [PHI], J. Johnson [ATL]

Any thoughts on snubs or guys who just don't plain deserve to be there? With the fans voting, the NBA All-Star game can sometimes turn in to a popularity contest, but there doesn't appear to be any absurd starters this year.  The one glaring mistake (obvious bias aside) in my eyes is the lack of Greg Monroe. He deserves to be there more than Hibbert. Only other change I would make is replacing Iguodala with Josh Smith. Discuss.

PS

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Comments

teepodum

February 9th, 2012 at 7:53 PM ^

I don't follow NBA, so I can't comment on his season.  However, it frustrates me when people think that scoring is the only aspect to basketball.  There are 10 guys on the court, and only 1 ball.  There are plenty of things beyond scoring that you can do to help your team win.

 

Edit: I went to look up his stats, and saw that he has the same birthday as me.  Thus, he absolutely deserves to be in the all star game.

RollDamnTide

February 9th, 2012 at 7:54 PM ^

But it's more than that to the coaches. Iguodola is probably the best man on man defender is basketball. He's really had a great across the board year, filling a lot of stats. Averaging more than 5 assists a game at the SG/SF is impressive, and it leads his team. (Which has had a very nice start to the season)

JR's Flow

February 9th, 2012 at 7:51 PM ^

You obviously haven't been watching on that much NBA....Iguodala is the leader on a 76er's team who is the one of the biggest turnaround teams in a while. Want to talk about who shouldn't be there, Melo is stinking it up in NY. Roy Hibbert as well has lead the Pacers to one of the best starts in a long time.

MGoDC

February 9th, 2012 at 7:40 PM ^

They're all deserving but I think it's kinda lame almost the entire West starters play in LA. Should be showcasing talent around the country not from one city.

MGoDC

February 9th, 2012 at 7:43 PM ^

Oh I mean I can't disagree with the selections, which is why I said they're all deserving. I just think its lame. If college football had an All-Star game I'm sure the defense would be (deservingly) about 9 guys from Bama or LSU and 2 guys from the rest of the country combined. Doesn't mean it wouldn't be lame.

There's absolutely zero argument about Bryant, Paul, or Griffin -- those 3 are easily tops at their position. Bynum is also probably the best pure center in the West, but I do like your idea of switching in Love since its the All-Star game.

MGoChippewa

February 9th, 2012 at 8:52 PM ^

Talent v. Production is always an interesting consideration when picking All-Star rosters.  I would pick Love because he's producing at a much higher level than Bynum.  Love's PER is 3 points higher, and is +8PPG, +1.3RPG, +.4APG. Bynum has a higher FG% and is a better shot blocker, but Love's ability to stretch the floor and his similar turnover rate, despite higher usage, puts him over the top in my book.

Nick

February 9th, 2012 at 8:07 PM ^

Because of the lockout and the fact they are closing off the voting so early and announcing the teams for marketing purposes, It's such a small sample size so its tough to have enough accurate info.  Do you take the guys who you think are ultimately the best players?  that leaves you susceptible to putting a guy in on reputation.

Or do you put in the guys who have played the best over the 1st 20 -25 games.  That leaves you susceptible to overrating a small sample size only for a guy to regress over the second 2/3 of the season.

I'm not so sure Dirk wont look like a no brainer all star by the end of the year.

Nick

February 9th, 2012 at 8:11 PM ^

their logic about not letting in guys on losing teams and needing to reward guys on winning teams was emberrasing.

They were completely clueless as to how a team could be good without one of the best 12 players in their conference or how a team could be bad with one of the worst 12.

Stephen Hawking

February 9th, 2012 at 8:26 PM ^

Have you seen how terrible Detroit is? I just don't see how much of an All-Star he can be considered to be considering that fans overwhelmingly vote for popular names in big cities or for members of good teams.

Is this flawed? Absolutely, but Hibbert and the Pacers have established themselves as a contender in the East, especially compared to Detroit.

Lastly, Go Bulls!

CoachBuczekFHS

February 9th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

I REALLY don't think Dirk deserves to be on the All-Star roster this year. I think the NBA-ALL Star games name should be changed to the "most popular players" game. Because that is truely what it is.

xcrunner1617

February 9th, 2012 at 8:35 PM ^

 I always felt like Carmelo Anthony is one of the most overrated players in the league.  For all of his scoring, he never seems to help the players around him and the team always struggles.  Just look at Carmelo's stat line last year against Houston:

50 points - 0 assists - Nuggests lost the game

 

 

The Shredder

February 10th, 2012 at 12:22 AM ^

I have made this point for some time. Mello makes no one better. He is this gens T-mac(who I think in his prime was better then Mello). He will never be a winner. I got laughed at work for saying I would never trade Deng for Mello stright up. Deng gives you 20,7-8 rebs and makes the team better. Also covers the teams best play on most nights. Good for Deng to finally make it. Mello can keep chucking. 

bacon1431

February 10th, 2012 at 12:09 AM ^

I'm a little sore that Monroe doesn't get as much hype as other people in the league (hard to blame them when the Pistons have sucked for most of the year), but he has put in a great year. Not saying he deserves the nod over some other players, but the guys is dependable and very underrated nationally.