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    Pick your Marc Gasol All-Stars!

    Analytic NBA writer Zach Lowe has a game for the dog days of the NBA season called the Marc Gasol All-Stars. Lowe picks 12 of his favorite players to watch, with some ground rules:

    If possible, no actual All-Stars. Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook are fun to watch. Duh.
    Ditto for the high-profile rookie phenoms we've been drooling over (or arguing about) all season; Kristaps Porzingis, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Myles Turner and others need not apply.
    You have to be more than a bit player. Fun guys like Willie Cauley-Stein, JaMychal Green and longtime favorite Kyle O'Quinn haven't hit the undefined Gasol minutes threshold.
    We use an All-Star-style 12-man roster with a realistic mix of guards, wings and big men.
    No Warriors! Andre Iguodala is a natural for this, but we've all written plenty on Golden State, and we'll write plenty more.
    - Zach Lowe
    Pick your Marc Gasol All-Stars. And please, follow the rules, and make Mr. Lowe proud.
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    PG: Damian Lillard, Reggie Jackson
    SG: C.J. McCollum, Khris Middleton
    SF: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nicolas Batum, Jae Crowder
    PF: Derrick Favors, Ryan Anderson, Marcus Morris
    C: Rudy Gobert, Serge Ibaka

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    The no all-star rule ... is that no players who were EVER all-stars? Marc Gasol/Blake Griffin etc. are not available?

    G: Dame, Khris Middleton, Reggie Jackson, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal
    F: Gordon Hayward, Favors, Batum, Chandler Parsons, Danilo Gallinari
    C: Deandre Jordan, Rudy Gobert

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    Are we allowed to inlcude Marc Gasol?


    PG: Mike Conley/Reggie Jackson/Jose Calderon
    SG: Bradley Beal/Kris Middleton
    SF: Batum/Sefolosha
    PF: Ryan Anderson/Serge Ibaka/
    C: Greg MonroeKenneth Faried/Kanter


    Likely missing a few guys.. but this would be a pretty good group I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn View Post
    Are we allowed to inlcude Marc Gasol?

    Likely missing a few guys.. but this would be a pretty good group I think.
    I made the assumption that we couldn't include any players who had ever been an all-star.

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    3 or 4 Bucks could be in this. Middleton, Parker, Giannis, Monroe.

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    Not picking Lillard he is just too good

    PGs greivis vasquez, pablo prigioni

    SGs JJ Reddick, Tony Allen

    SF Gallinari, greek freak, Crowder

    PF/C Boris Diaw, Psycho T, Rudy, Robin Lopez

    misc Jeremy Lamb
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    Not picking Lillard he is just too good
    Lillard is a 2-time All-Star, so I don't think you can pick him anyways.

    It's hard to get an All-Star nod at point guard when you are competing against prime Curry, Westy, and an all-time great like CP3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn View Post
    Lillard is a 2-time All-Star, so I don't think you can pick him anyways.

    It's hard to get an All-Star nod at point guard when you are competing against prime Curry, Westy, and an all-time great like CP3.
    You are right. I saw other people putting him
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    So Lowe is calling it the Marc Gasol all-stars but you can't pick a player who's been an all-star even though Gasol has been one.. Makes sense..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan85 View Post
    So Lowe is calling it the Marc Gasol all-stars but you can't pick a player who's been an all-star even though Gasol has been one.. Makes sense..
    He started this article back when Marc Gasol hadn't yet been picked as an All-Star. If anything, it shows how insightful he was as he correctly identified a guy who was underappreciated.

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    PG - Mike Conley//Kemba Walker//Zach LaVine
    SG - CJ Mccollum//Khris Middleton//
    SF - Jae Crowder//Gordon Hayward//Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF - Kenneth Faried//Aaron Gordon//Jabari Parker
    C - Hassan Whiteside//Nerlens Noel

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    Nerlens Noel isn't fun to watch. he is better then i thought but he is not fun to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    He started this article back when Marc Gasol hadn't yet been picked as an All-Star. If anything, it shows how insightful he was as he correctly identified a guy who was underappreciated.
    Gotcha..

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