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Sanjay
01-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Now that the most popular players have been voted into the starting lineups, the coaches and general managers will decide the reserves (based more on this season's performance rather than reputation compared with the starters).

Who do you think should/will (should be almost the same) be on the bench for the All-Star Game?

My choices:

West (Harden will replace Kobe in the starting lineup)
Thompson
Lillard
Green
Ellis
Duncan
T. Chandler
Jordan

East
Butler
Teague
Horford
Milsap
Wade
Bosh
Nene

Goose17
01-23-2015, 08:33 PM
East I really want to see Teague and either Millsap or Korver.

West I want to see Klay, Cousins and Portland need someone representing them. Harden is surely a lock.

Thats just off the top of my head.

dalton749
01-23-2015, 08:36 PM
East
buter
teague
irving
knight
wade
milsap
bosh
vucevic

west
thompson
paul
lillard
durant
westbrook
cousins
ellis
lawson

Miltstar
01-23-2015, 09:01 PM
East
buter
teague
irving
knight
wade
milsap
bosh
vucevic

west
thompson
paul
lillard
durant
westbrook
cousins
ellis
lawson

too many guards!

Allphakenny1
01-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Now that the most popular players have been voted into the starting lineups, the coaches and general managers will decide the reserves (based more on this season's performance rather than reputation compared with the starters).

Who do you think should/will (should be almost the same) be on the bench for the All-Star Game?

My choices:

West (Harden will replace Kobe in the starting lineup)
Thompson
Lillard
Green
Ellis
Duncan
T. Chandler
Jordan

East
Butler
Teague
Horford
Milsap
Wade
Bosh
Nene

Bolded should not make it in the west. Four of Durant, Cousins, Dirk, Paul, and Westbrook should replace them. Preferably, one of the guards does not make it out of Westbrook and Paul.

JasonJohnHorn
01-23-2015, 10:28 PM
Great lists so far.
It's hard to call... some guys are not playing as well, but still playing great.

In the East I know Wade and Horford... I'm negotiable with pretty much everybody else. I'd love to see Drummond on there... his rebounding is **** on a Ritz..he's getting 13 a game in less than 30 minutes! But other elements of his game are clearly lacking... so I'd get it if he didn't make it.

In the West at guard, CP3 and Harden should be on there. In the front court, I think DaJ is leading the league in rebounds.... which is something... I'd have no problem with him, but DMC needs to be on that team.

Legitimate
01-23-2015, 10:33 PM
teague and butler need to get in as reserves, IMO they are pretty much a lock to be reserves..IMO i really think monta ellis should get in as a reserve, be pretty bad if dallas didn't get someone to represent them when they have one of the best offense in the league.

Saddletramp
01-23-2015, 10:33 PM
too many guards!

And none are Harden.

MagicBucsSox
01-23-2015, 10:34 PM
East , kyrie,gortat,vucecvic, butler, millsap,Wade, teague
West, cousins,klay, russell, lillard, dwight, kd, duncan and harden replace kobe

*Silver&Black*
01-23-2015, 10:35 PM
Teague, Millsap, and Horford.

IndyRealist
01-23-2015, 11:17 PM
And none are Harden.
I think everyone assumes Harden is taking Kobe's slot in the starting lineup.

goingfor28
01-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Boogie Cousins better make it

KnickNyKnick
01-24-2015, 12:23 AM
would be horrible if some Atlanta players and cousins do not make it.

Nick O
01-24-2015, 12:44 AM
East. Bosh, Korver... then i dont care.. but please Korver.. every time he shoots i get all giddy like an asian school girl. unless hes playing the raptors then i just cry.. hes so ****ing money. like the dude is a machine.. 50+% from 3!?!?!?!?!? recognize that ****. that's godly.

Avenged
01-24-2015, 12:48 AM
Korver an all star just sounds weird.

Kaner
01-24-2015, 12:54 AM
East:
Butler
Teague
Millsap
Knight
Horford
Bosh
Wade

West:
Harden (will take Kobes spot)
Cousins
Thompson
Paul
Lillard
Duncan
Westbrook
Durant

Goose17
01-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Klay spotted flying to New York in preparation for the all star game.


http://www.bloomberg.com/image/iXhr0aGohBdQ.jpg

torocan
01-24-2015, 10:28 AM
Korver an all star just sounds weird.

Definitely sounds weird, but it would be a complete travesty if he ends up with one of the greatest shooting seasons in NBA history and didn't make the All Star team.

50-50-90? Are you freaking kidding me?

On that alone he should be a reserve in my books.

Other than that as Hawks go, 2/3 of Teague/Millsap/Horford and I'd call it a day. 4 All stars for the Hawks would be asking for too much if you're a Hawks fan.

Add Butler and one of Bosh or Wade (not both ... 2 all stars for a losing team just seems a bit much for my taste) and anything after that is okay with me.

Miltstar
01-24-2015, 11:12 AM
4 All stars for the Hawks would be asking for too much if you're a Hawks fan.

Honestly all 4 of them deserve to go the way they've been playing but I agree it's not a likely scenario

MILLERHIGHLIFE
01-24-2015, 03:22 PM
No way Korver is in the All Star game other then 3 point shooting contest. He's only scoring 12.9 points a game. No way Hawks get 4 guys in for All Star game. Not sure the Bulls 70+ win team got 4 in. Think it was only 3. If there was 4 then one probably got in as a injured reserve. To lazy to look.

kozelkid
01-24-2015, 03:59 PM
EAST:
Butler
Teague
Horford
Millsap
Irving
Wade
Vucevic (Continues to amaze me how overlooked this kid is.)

WEST:
Harden (replaces Kobe)
Westbrook
Lillard
Klay
Aldridge
Paul
Cousins
Dirk (I can just as easily see an argument for his teammate in Chandler though...)

Nick O
01-24-2015, 04:26 PM
EAST:
Butler
Teague
Horford
Millsap
Irving
Wade
Vucevic (Continues to amaze me how overlooked this kid is.)

WEST:
Harden (replaces Kobe)
Westbrook
Lillard
Klay
Aldridge
Paul
Cousins
Dirk (I can just as easily see an argument for his teammate in Chandler though...)


Great player,. trash small market team. he needs to get out of there

RLundi
01-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Magic are terrible but I really hope Vucevic manages to get in somehow.

flclfanman
01-24-2015, 04:37 PM
All those western guards and STILL no Monta Ellis SMH. Didn't think I'd see Teague make a ASG before Ellis.

Goose17
01-24-2015, 04:44 PM
All those western guards and STILL no Monta Ellis SMH. Didn't think I'd see Teague make a ASG before Ellis.

I would say with absolute certainty that Teague deserves to be an All Star more than Ellis. And there's quite a few guards ahead of him in the West.

kozelkid
01-24-2015, 05:45 PM
I would say with absolute certainty that Teague deserves to be an All Star more than Ellis. And there's quite a few guards ahead of him in the West.
Pretty much this.

Ellis has definitely improved under Carlisle, but there are at least 4 guard reserves I got over him, and I wasn't able to include Dragic either.

Sanjay
01-24-2015, 06:19 PM
Bolded should not make it in the west. Four of Durant, Cousins, Dirk, Paul, and Westbrook should replace them. Preferably, one of the guards does not make it out of Westbrook and Paul.

Fair enough, I would have had Durant, Westbrook and Cousins in, but I decided to look at some different players given win-loss records and time missed. I had Dirk on my shortlist, he's been playing well and the Mavericks have been going great.

Sanjay
01-24-2015, 06:32 PM
No way Korver is in the All Star game other then 3 point shooting contest. He's only scoring 12.9 points a game. No way Hawks get 4 guys in for All Star game. Not sure the Bulls 70+ win team got 4 in. Think it was only 3. If there was 4 then one probably got in as a injured reserve. To lazy to look.

Just looked it up, the Bulls only had 2 All Stars that year (Jordan and Pippen of course)! Good point, although the Eastern Conference was much stronger then with Shaq, Mourning, Ewing e.t.c.

TrueFan420
01-25-2015, 01:49 AM
I think everyone assumes Harden is taking Kobe's slot in the starting lineup.

Doesn't the coach pick the replacement starter? I could see Kerr going with his guy Klay over Harden.

Jarvo
01-25-2015, 12:47 PM
Cousins
Russ
LMA
Lillard
Klay
Duncan
Harden

Butler
Rose

Sanjay
01-25-2015, 06:48 PM
Doesn't the coach pick the replacement starter? I could see Kerr going with his guy Klay over Harden.

The Commissioner does.

goingfor28
01-25-2015, 11:45 PM
No way Korver is in the All Star game other then 3 point shooting contest. He's only scoring 12.9 points a game. No way Hawks get 4 guys in for All Star game. Not sure the Bulls 70+ win team got 4 in. Think it was only 3. If there was 4 then one probably got in as a injured reserve. To lazy to look.
Didn't 4 pistons make it back in 04 or something even tho nobody was crazy good, just a great team?

goingfor28
01-25-2015, 11:47 PM
The Commissioner does.
No he doesn't. Coaches vote on it. East coaches vote for east reserves and west coaches for west reserves. They can't vote for guys on their own team.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
01-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Didn't 4 pistons make it back in 04 or something even tho nobody was crazy good, just a great team?

Maybe your right. Were they all picked early? Or was one of them a injured reserve replacement last minute?

YAALREADYKNO
01-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Aldridge came back so he'll get a spot for the reserves which leaves only one extra spot since kobe's out

Slug3
01-26-2015, 10:52 AM
The Commissioner does.

Commissioner will vote on what player will take Kobes spot after the reserves are named. Then the coach will get to choose who gets the start. So whoever is on the team as a reserve the coach can pick to start.

goingfor28
01-26-2015, 11:01 AM
Maybe your right. Were they all picked early? Or was one of them a injured reserve replacement last minute?
I don't remember how they were selected. But I believe Billups, Prince, Ben Wallace and the 4th was either Rasheed or Rip Hamilton all made it. I remember 4 Pistons and one other guy being on the court together at one point which was pretty cool.

FlashBolt
01-26-2015, 11:47 AM
There is no way Klay should start over Harden. One is leading a team while the other is robin to someone else leading the team. As good of a two-way player Klay is, Harden is putting a stamp with how he has been playing lately. Sorry, nothing to see here. Is Klay an MVP candidate? Nope. So why should he be a starter over Harden?

YAALREADYKNO
01-26-2015, 12:09 PM
There is no way Klay should start over Harden. One is leading a team while the other is robin to someone else leading the team. As good of a two-way player Klay is, Harden is putting a stamp with how he has been playing lately. Sorry, nothing to see here. Is Klay an MVP candidate? Nope. So why should he be a starter over Harden?

That's why I think that 'two way player" thing is a bit overrated

Slug3
01-26-2015, 04:21 PM
There is no way Klay should start over Harden. One is leading a team while the other is robin to someone else leading the team. As good of a two-way player Klay is, Harden is putting a stamp with how he has been playing lately. Sorry, nothing to see here. Is Klay an MVP candidate? Nope. So why should he be a starter over Harden?

Well his coach if he is coaching the game might think he should start. Not that I agree.

JustinTime
01-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Definitely sounds weird, but it would be a complete travesty if he ends up with one of the greatest shooting seasons in NBA history and didn't make the All Star team.

50-50-90? Are you freaking kidding me?

On that alone he should be a reserve in my books.

Other than that as Hawks go, 2/3 of Teague/Millsap/Horford and I'd call it a day. 4 All stars for the Hawks would be asking for too much if you're a Hawks fan.

Add Butler and one of Bosh or Wade (not both ... 2 all stars for a losing team just seems a bit much for my taste) and anything after that is okay with me.

He's only averaging 12.9 pts meaning he's extremely selective. If he was up in the 18's than yea I'd agree but he's not.

Goose17
01-26-2015, 05:36 PM
There is no way Klay should start over Harden. One is leading a team while the other is robin to someone else leading the team. As good of a two-way player Klay is, Harden is putting a stamp with how he has been playing lately. Sorry, nothing to see here. Is Klay an MVP candidate? Nope. So why should he be a starter over Harden?

And yet people argue that Melo should make it over guys like Millsap because his game is more "fun" to watch from a casual fan perspective. And they think Kobe being voted in is fine.

If Kerr is choosing, best believe he's choosing Klay. And I can't wait.

Harden doesn't have anything to worry about though, Klay "ain't that good"

Sanjay
01-26-2015, 06:17 PM
There is no way Klay should start over Harden. One is leading a team while the other is robin to someone else leading the team. As good of a two-way player Klay is, Harden is putting a stamp with how he has been playing lately. Sorry, nothing to see here. Is Klay an MVP candidate? Nope. So why should he be a starter over Harden?


That's why I think that 'two way player" thing is a bit overrated

I agree Harden should start over Klay, but I don't think Klay should definitely not start or he is definitely not a MVP candidate. I would value two-way players over specialist offensive or defensive players (that is why they have the scoring title and defensive player of the year) in determining the MVP which is why I think Curry is currently ahead of Harden.

FlashBolt
01-26-2015, 06:26 PM
And yet people argue that Melo should make it over guys like Millsap because his game is more "fun" to watch from a casual fan perspective. And they think Kobe being voted in is fine.

If Kerr is choosing, best believe he's choosing Klay. And I can't wait.

Harden doesn't have anything to worry about though, Klay "ain't that good"

How is that even remotely similar? Millsap is not half the player Klay is on either end. If we're talking Melo or Klay, that'd be a different story. Kobe deserves to start cause he was voted in.. People want to see Kobe cause he's exciting.

TheTreys
01-26-2015, 06:35 PM
Western: G Chris Paul, G Damian Lillard, G Russell Westbrook, G Klay Thompson, F Dirk Nowitzki, F Tim Duncan, C DeMarcus Cousins.
I think Westbrook should at least make it for OKC and Duncan for SA. If they don't, Aldridge should take it obviously and either Monta Ellis or Dwight Howard.

Eastern: G Kyrie Irving, G Brandon Knight, G Dwyane Wade, G Jimmy Butler, F Paul Millsap, F-C Al Horford, C Nikola Vucevic.
Brandon Knight should be in there since holding Milwaukee to a playoff spot putting up good numbers. Bosh shouldn't make it bc 2 Miami stars over Atlanta's would make no sense. The only real snub in the east would be Jeff Teague, but at least I put Horford and Millsap.

Goose17
01-26-2015, 07:10 PM
How is that even remotely similar? Millsap is not half the player Klay is on either end. If we're talking Melo or Klay, that'd be a different story. Kobe deserves to start cause he was voted in.. People want to see Kobe cause he's exciting.

How is it not similar? Klay shouldn't start solely because he's a second option on the best team in the league instead of the first option on the 4th best team in the West?

But Melo SHOULD start because he's "fun" to watch? And Millsap being on the best team in the east and being arguably their best player means nothing?

andy2518
01-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Klay should absolutely start. Klay > Harden.