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Ryan M
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"NBA All Star Predictions"


  

          

We're about a month away...why not?

In the West...I have to think the locks are Steph, Draymond, Gobert, Mitchell, CP3, Booker, Ja, Luka, Bron, and Jokic. I'd imagine PG and AD will likely be named as well, but won't play. So that leaves probably 2 spots up for grabs as it stands.

The the East...locks are KD, Harden, Giannis, DeRozan, LaVine, Embiid, Trae. Definitely going to have someone from Cleveland of course (Garland? Mobley? I dunno enough about the Cavs to be honest). I imagine Jimmy will get in but we'll see how bad his injury is. Right today I'd think LaMelo would get in too. But there's probably 2-3 spots up for grabs here.

I always love seeing dudes get their first AS appearance. I think we'll probably see at least 2 or 3 of them this year (Melo, Ja, and whoever from Cleveland) so that's dope.

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RE: NBA All Star Predictions
Jan 04th 2022
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About the Bucks...
Jan 04th 2022
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      Jrue, probably.
Jan 05th 2022
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are they even doing East/West this year?
Jan 04th 2022
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Not as the teams, no. But there'll be 12 from each conference.
Jan 04th 2022
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My first timers: Ja, Melo, Ayton, Allen... and VANVLEET.
Jan 04th 2022
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Ah...Jarrett Allen makes a lot of sense.
Jan 04th 2022
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      And FVV just dropped 33 and 7 in a win over the Suns.
Jan 04th 2022
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RE: NBA All Star Predictions
Jan 04th 2022
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There’s no way 2 teams have 3 all stars
Jan 04th 2022
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I agree...
Jan 04th 2022
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I’d be surprised by Middleton, to some extent.
Jan 05th 2022
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      you're right, another name I pulled off the top off my head, I didn't do...
Jan 05th 2022
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Durant expected to sit. IT'S VANVLEET TIME, BABY.
Jan 26th 2022
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1. "RE: NBA All Star Predictions"
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Possible selections:

East

Middleton, Garland, Vucevic, Wagner, Beal, Tatum,Brown, Sabonis,
FVV, Randle, Herro

West

Lillard, Wiggins,Green, Murray,Ingram,Shai,Halliburton,Bane...




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Ryan M
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5. "About the Bucks..."
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Does Middleton or Jrue have a better shot at being their 2nd?

I can't see Randle getting in this year, myself.

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Frank Longo
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12. "Jrue, probably."
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Middleton’s down, and folks are still pretty stoked on Holiday’s contributions to Team USA this summer.

I still kinda doubt he makes it, as he’s a mortal lock for First Team All-Defense, so voters will know he’s getting something, vs guys like Garland or VanVleet whose only real shot at accolade this year is in the ASG.

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2. "are they even doing East/West this year?"
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Ryan M
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4. "Not as the teams, no. But there'll be 12 from each conference."
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Frank Longo
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3. "My first timers: Ja, Melo, Ayton, Allen... and VANVLEET. "
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Tue Jan-04-22 06:44 PM by Frank Longo

  

          

>In the West...I have to think the locks are Steph, Draymond,
>Gobert, Mitchell, CP3, Booker, Ja, Luka, Bron, and Jokic. I'd
>imagine PG and AD will likely be named as well, but won't
>play. So that leaves probably 2 spots up for grabs as it
>stands.

I agree down the line, really. Even with the selections that need injury subs. For the injury subs, I'd imagine Ayton and Towns would be the favorites. Shai and Dejounte both deserve consideration, but they'll prob miss out due to the teams just not being good enough.

>The the East...locks are KD, Harden, Giannis, DeRozan, LaVine,
>Embiid, Trae. Definitely going to have someone from Cleveland
>of course (Garland? Mobley? I dunno enough about the Cavs to
>be honest). I imagine Jimmy will get in but we'll see how bad
>his injury is. Right today I'd think LaMelo would get in too.
>But there's probably 2-3 spots up for grabs here.

The locks are in. Jimmy's in. Melo's in. So, by my count, three spots left, plus a fourth to possibly sub for Jimmy (though I think he'll be okay by the ASG).

Gotta think Jarrett Allen is the Cav here. Top 10 in the NBA in RPG, Top 15 in BPG. Leads the NBA in 2PT FG%. 4th in the NBA in win shares (!!), and Top 5 in both ORtg and DRtg. Garland's the leading scorer, but I think Allen is the better story. Everyone dismissed the multiple bigs lineup construction (myself included) and shit on the money they paid Allen (myself included). He's proved everyone wrong. Great narrative there.

Jayson Tatum's almost certainly going to be in. Even with his struggles shooting the ball, he's doing 26/9/4. Plus I think a lot of these multi-year guys, unless they really suck, they get back in on general principle. Even though they're play-in bound, in all likelihood, he's still their best player and one of the most electric two-way players in the league when he's going. (I'd put Beal in a similar situation, but his season's been *real* bad, worse than Tatum's, and the newcomers are getting more of the credit for the Wizards' relative success this year than he is, really.)

I'm going to make the case here for the final slot to be Fred VanVleet. Another terrific narrative. Everyone loves this guy. He's Toronto's best player this season, and he's got them in position to make the play-in right now, something I don't think a lot of people had. Top 20 in the NBA in PPG, APG, SPG, and plus-minus-- and he's leading the NBA in minutes played. I think he deserves a reserve spot this year.

I realize Garland is probably the pick for the last spot (Sabonis would contend, but like Shai and Dejounte, the team isn't good enough)... but c'mon. FVV is 28, an undrafted inspiration to little goomba guards everywhere. Make Garland the first injury sub and put FVV in the mix.

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6. "Ah...Jarrett Allen makes a lot of sense."
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I'd be 100% in for a FVV all star bid. Honestly what a dope story that'd be. He is impossible to hate, and the narrative would be awesome.

While we're at it...how the fuck wasn't Trae an all star last year?

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7. "And FVV just dropped 33 and 7 in a win over the Suns."
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God, I hope he makes it.

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8. "RE: NBA All Star Predictions"
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East frontcourt

Giannis, KD, Embiid, Tatum, Jimmy, Middleton

East guards

Harden, Trae, DeRozan, LaVine, Holiday, Beal

West frontcourt

LeBron, Jokic, Gobert, Draymond, AD, Wiggins

West guards

Steph, CP3, Book, Ja, Donovan, Luka


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9. "There’s no way 2 teams have 3 all stars"
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And if there ARE…those two teams won’t be the Bucks and the Warriors. Much more likely for Warriors/Suns for 3.

But wait - now you think Wiggins makes it?

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10. "I agree..."
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>And if there ARE…those two teams won’t be the Bucks and
>the Warriors. Much more likely for Warriors/Suns for 3.
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>But wait - now you think Wiggins makes it?

that was without really thinking about it, I forget they have PG as a frontcourt player instead of a guard, just like with Jimmy in the East

somebody in Cleveland may get one of the Buck's spots, maybe KAT for one of the Warriors' spots but I don't see that, they may give them 3 all-stars, I could se Ayton sliding in there for Phoenix

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11. "I’d be surprised by Middleton, to some extent."
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Maybe he can storm back into it, but his numbers are down across the board and he missed nearly a third of their games to date. Gotta think at least one Cav makes it over him.

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13. "you're right, another name I pulled off the top off my head, I didn't do..."
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a whole lot of deep stats research, I think Garland may be the Cav to get in too, they may give it to Allen also but I doubt it

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14. "Durant expected to sit. IT'S VANVLEET TIME, BABY."
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