The reserves have been announced for the 2012 NBA All-Stars. There were some obvious snubs (Hello, Rudy Gay has been killing.) Isn’t it about time the rules for voting players on the all-star team changed so that their aren’t limits on position? Or at the very least up the total team number from 12 players to 15. That way it at least represent the total number of players available to every team.
Eastern Conference reserves: Chris Bosh- he’s been putting in work! Joe Johnson- really??, Roy Hibbert, Paul Pierce- he had a slow start to the season but that should be expected. Passed Larry Bird in points. Good choice, Deron Williams, Luol Deng- he has been putting in WORK in Chicago. And, Andre Iguodala- Sixers have been a surprise to be with how strong they’ve come on this season but they did spend time together working out during the lockout.
Starters: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard.
Western Conference reserves: Kevin Love- clearly, LaMarcus Aldridge- continuing from where he left off last season. Russell Westbrook, Dirk Nowitzki- I so disagree with this selection, but I like Dirk as a player. Tony Parker- a week of good play is worth a selection? Not Monta Ellis. Steve Nash- eh… I guess. And Marc Gasol, yes he’s better than his brother and that’s why his brother will NOT be in Orlando. At least not in an official capacity. I somewhat feel that DeAndre Jordan deserves to be up in this mix also but I don’t know who I’d take off to make that happen.
You can definitely tell who didn’t become lax in the extended off season. Training is really year round at this point.
Who do you think should’ve been included?