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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: OFFICIAL 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

Voting starts today.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/14/all-star-voting-2018-official-release#/

Can Kuzma get enough votes? Would he be picked as a reserve?

Last year's front court All Stars (including ones moving East to West):

Starters: Durant/Kawhi/AD

Reserves: Draymond/Cousins/Gasol/Deandre

From East: PG13/Millsap/Melo

KUZMA PF
Season: 17.4 (51 FG% / 41 3FG% / FTs 2.1-2.8 .77) Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 0.3 Blk, 0.3 Stl Min 31
December: 19.0 (51 FG% / 46 3FG% / FTs 3.0-4.4 .76) Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 0.8 Blk, 0.1 Stl Min 31
Ranks All PFs, Season: Pts 7th, 3FG% 8th, Reb 16th, Ast 17th
Ranks All PFs, December: Pts 5th, 3FG% 3rd, Reb 6th, Ast 14th

I do not see Marc Gasol, Millsap or Melo making it this year


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL? 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

parsons777 wrote:
Voting starts today.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/14/all-star-voting-2018-official-release#/

Can Kuzma get enough votes? Would he be picked as a reserve?

Last year's front court All Stars (including ones moving East to West):

Starters: Durant/Kawhi/AD

Reserves: Draymond/Cousins/Gasol/Deandre

From East: PG13/Millsap/Melo

KUZMA PF
Season: 17.4 (51 FG% / 41 3FG% / FTs 2.1-2.8 .77) Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 0.3 Blk, 0.3 Stl Min 31
December: 19.0 (51 FG% / 46 3FG% / FTs 3.0-4.4 .76) Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 0.8 Blk, 0.1 Stl Min 31
Ranks All PFs, Season: Pts 7th, 3FG% 8th, Reb 16th, Ast 17th
Ranks All PFs, December: Pts 5th, 3FG% 3rd, Reb 6th, Ast 14th

I do not see Marc Gasol, Millsap or Melo making it this year


0 chance Kawhi is going to make the allstar team this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL? 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

al242 wrote:
parsons777 wrote:
Voting starts today.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/14/all-star-voting-2018-official-release#/

Can Kuzma get enough votes? Would he be picked as a reserve?

Last year's front court All Stars (including ones moving East to West):

Starters: Durant/Kawhi/AD

Reserves: Draymond/Cousins/Gasol/Deandre

From East: PG13/Millsap/Melo

KUZMA PF
Season: 17.4 (51 FG% / 41 3FG% / FTs 2.1-2.8 .77) Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 0.3 Blk, 0.3 Stl Min 31
December: 19.0 (51 FG% / 46 3FG% / FTs 3.0-4.4 .76) Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 0.8 Blk, 0.1 Stl Min 31
Ranks All PFs, Season: Pts 7th, 3FG% 8th, Reb 16th, Ast 17th
Ranks All PFs, December: Pts 5th, 3FG% 3rd, Reb 6th, Ast 14th

I do not see Marc Gasol, Millsap or Melo making it this year


0 chance Kawhi is going to make the allstar team this year.


why?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL? 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

GOODRICH25 wrote:
al242 wrote:
parsons777 wrote:
Voting starts today.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/14/all-star-voting-2018-official-release#/

Can Kuzma get enough votes? Would he be picked as a reserve?

Last year's front court All Stars (including ones moving East to West):

Starters: Durant/Kawhi/AD

Reserves: Draymond/Cousins/Gasol/Deandre

From East: PG13/Millsap/Melo

KUZMA PF
Season: 17.4 (51 FG% / 41 3FG% / FTs 2.1-2.8 .77) Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 0.3 Blk, 0.3 Stl Min 31
December: 19.0 (51 FG% / 46 3FG% / FTs 3.0-4.4 .76) Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 0.8 Blk, 0.1 Stl Min 31
Ranks All PFs, Season: Pts 7th, 3FG% 8th, Reb 16th, Ast 17th
Ranks All PFs, December: Pts 5th, 3FG% 3rd, Reb 6th, Ast 14th

I do not see Marc Gasol, Millsap or Melo making it this year


0 chance Kawhi is going to make the allstar team this year.


why?


Besides the fact that he has only played 3 games all season and is averaging 10 points, and is on a minutes restriction. I can think of at least 20 front court players who are more deserving at this time, once you look at the stats (that list includes both BI and Kuzma). Kawhi will be on a minutes restriction for the foreseeable future, I would be surprised if he averages more than 15ppg for the 2017-2018 season.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject:

Wow I had so much trouble choosing players for the East, once I picked LeBron and Giannis, it was ugly...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL? 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

al242 wrote:
GOODRICH25 wrote:
al242 wrote:
parsons777 wrote:
Voting starts today.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/14/all-star-voting-2018-official-release#/

Can Kuzma get enough votes? Would he be picked as a reserve?

Last year's front court All Stars (including ones moving East to West):

Starters: Durant/Kawhi/AD

Reserves: Draymond/Cousins/Gasol/Deandre

From East: PG13/Millsap/Melo

KUZMA PF
Season: 17.4 (51 FG% / 41 3FG% / FTs 2.1-2.8 .77) Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 0.3 Blk, 0.3 Stl Min 31
December: 19.0 (51 FG% / 46 3FG% / FTs 3.0-4.4 .76) Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast, 0.8 Blk, 0.1 Stl Min 31
Ranks All PFs, Season: Pts 7th, 3FG% 8th, Reb 16th, Ast 17th
Ranks All PFs, December: Pts 5th, 3FG% 3rd, Reb 6th, Ast 14th

I do not see Marc Gasol, Millsap or Melo making it this year


0 chance Kawhi is going to make the allstar team this year.


why?


Besides the fact that he has only played 3 games all season and is averaging 10 points, and is on a minutes restriction. I can think of at least 20 front court players who are more deserving at this time, once you look at the stats (that list includes both BI and Kuzma). Kawhi will be on a minutes restriction for the foreseeable future, I would be surprised if he averages more than 15ppg for the 2017-2018 season.


I think what the voters will do: fans (50%) + media (25%) + players (25%) is put Kawhi in, assuming he has maybe 10 good games in January. He gets the former finals mvp pass.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject:

durden-tyler wrote:
Wow I had so much trouble choosing players for the East, once I picked LeBron and Giannis, it was ugly...


Thought it wasn't so bad. Lebron, Giannis, Embiid. Kyrie, Oladipo (though many good guard options to select from).

West was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I wanted to avoid voting GSW players (still ended up giving Durant the nod).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject:

I wonder if both Melo or PG13 get a spot
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL? 2018 ALL STAR GAME THREAD

al242 wrote:
Besides the fact that he has only played 3 games all season and is averaging 10 points, and is on a minutes restriction. I can think of at least 20 front court players who are more deserving at this time, once you look at the stats (that list includes both BI and Kuzma). Kawhi will be on a minutes restriction for the foreseeable future, I would be surprised if he averages more than 15ppg for the 2017-2018 season.


he may get voted in as a starter....being deserving has never been a requirement of getting voted an All Star starter.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
I wonder if both Melo or PG13 get a spot


PG13 yes, Melo no...i think
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject:

East:
Lebron
Giannis
Embiid
Kyrie
Derozan

West:
KD
Aldridge
Boogie
Steph
Harden
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject:

I am voting for Kuz!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
I wonder if both Melo or PG13 get a spot


I am pretty sure Melo will not be considered, but I have doubt's PG-13 will be an all star also.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject:

Simmons is likely the only rookie with a real chance.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject:

Dr. Funkbot wrote:
I am voting for Kuz!


Just did!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject:

KUZMA, KUZMA, KUZMA!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject:

If Lebron picks PG-13 or Cousins with the first pick.....is that a sign?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject:

All Star Predictions

East Starters:

Kyrie Irving
Victor Oladipo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Lebron James
Kristaps Porzingis

East Reserves:

Kyle Lowry
DeMar DeRozan
Joel Embiid
Al Horford
Ben Simmons
John Wall
Andre Drummond

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West Starters:

James Harden
Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Anthony Davis
DeMarcus Cousins


West Reserves:

Damian Lillard
LaMarcus Aldridge
Klay Thompson
Nikola Jokic
Jimmy Butler
Russell Westbrook
Chris Paul
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject:

Ball
Clarkson
Ingram
Kuzma
Randle


Russell
Bazemore
Tatum
Porzingis
Okafor
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject:

GOODRICH25 wrote:
Ball
Clarkson
Ingram
Kuzma
Randle


that is how i vote every year....it is kind of why i lack faith in the process
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
GOODRICH25 wrote:
Ball
Clarkson
Ingram
Kuzma
Randle


that is how i vote every year....it is kind of why i lack faith in the process


Just did the same, plus J.Lin for the east
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
All Star Predictions

East Starters:

Kyrie Irving
Victor Oladipo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Lebron James
Kristaps Porzingis

East Reserves:

Kyle Lowry
DeMar DeRozan
Joel Embiid
Al Horford
Ben Simmons
John Wall
Andre Drummond

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West Starters:

James Harden
Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Anthony Davis
DeMarcus Cousins


West Reserves:

Damian Lillard
LaMarcus Aldridge
Klay Thompson
Nikola Jokic
Jimmy Butler
Russell Westbrook
Chris Paul

DeRozan gets the starting nod in the East over Oladipo, and I don't know that Lowry gets in over Beal except to balance the roster with another PG. I could also see Simmons being stiffed as a rookie for someone like Kemba Walker due to voter inertia.

Out West, I'm leaning KAT over Jokic by a hair, and I'm also trying to find a way to keep Lillard out - PG13 really needs to step up there.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject:

I gave all 10 votes to alex the pope!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:

DeRozan gets the starting nod in the East over Oladipo, and I don't know that Lowry gets in over Beal except to balance the roster with another PG. I could also see Simmons being stiffed as a rookie for someone like Kemba Walker due to voter inertia.

Out West, I'm leaning KAT over Jokic by a hair, and I'm also trying to find a way to keep Lillard out - PG13 really needs to step up there.


maybe....I just question the voting power behind Toronto this season....seems like everyone is kind of bored of them this season....and that Oladipo narrative is pretty strong and growing in my opinion. It feels like he has taken the underdog proving everyone wrong role on within the media. I think Simmons has been better than Walker....but I get what your saying.

Maybe KAT over Jokic....but if its close, and it adds another team getting a player in, they may go with Jokic. It also feels like everyone in the league has soured a little on KAT....and may be hesitant to give him anything because they think he is playing below potential. PG-13 could easily slip in if he closes the first half strong.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject:

Voting for Kuz Kontrol all the times.
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