People always label Kevin Love as an empty stat player but what about Irving?
His team record is awful.
It's not his fault he plays on a bad team. Not everyone who puts up stats on bad teams is putting up "empty stats". He's a great player, and having a great year. He just doesn't have much help around him. All-Star selections should be about taking the best individual players, and he's one of them. What guard in the East is more deserving?
I can't think of any. Brandon Jennings definitely isn't better either.
Also, people should really only bring up team records if it correlates with the players strength.
Like the Bucks are better than the Cavs, but thats entirely due to their defense, which is mostly the result of their surprising frontcourt/depth.
Its true that Jennings and Ellis carry the offense, but the Cavs offense is actually better than the Bucks.
So unless you can think the teams defense being superior to the Cavs has alot to do with BJ, you shouldn't be bringing up team records. Kyrie is actually producing on a better offensive team.
Seems to me the only reason the Bucks have a better record is because they have better defenders. Whereas Kyrie is getting more out of his teammates offensively, but lack the bigs/depth to really hold it down on defense.
"It’s absolutely ludicrous” (to judge players based on whether they’ve won a title.)