I don’t mean to just pile on an entry on top of Besse’s, but with the All-Star reserves in the NBA being announced tonight I thought I would name the players I felt were deserving. Each conference must have on their bench 2 guard, 2 forwards, 1 center, and then 2 whatever you’re feelin’.
First in the Eastern Conference:
Starters: G Jason Kidd, G Dwayne Wade, F Kevin Garnett, F LeBron James, C Dwight Howard.
Don’t really have any problems here. Take a look at the backcourt though with their combined 28 wins.
G Chauncey Billups (17.9 pts., 7.1 assists)
G Joe Johnson (21.2 pts., 4.4 rebs., 5.3 assists)
F Paul Pierce (20.1 pts., 5.7 rebs., 5 assists)
F Caron Butler (21.9 pts., 7 rebs., 4.3 assists)
C Chris Bosh (22.7 pts., 9.1 rebs.)*
F Antawn Jamison (21.4 pts., 10.6 rebs.)
F Josh Smith (18 pts., 8.1 rebs., 3.2 blocks)
*I know Chris Bosh is a forward, I’m putting him in as a center. Other very deserving players include Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen, Jose Calderon, Michael Redd, Richard Jefferson, and Hedo Turkoglu.
Starters: G Kobe Bryant, G Allen Iverson, F Carmelo Anthony, F Tim Duncan, C Yao Ming.
How Chris Paul is not starting is beyond me. Fan voting is for the birds. My subs are…
G Chris Paul (20.8 pts., 3.9 rebs., 10.7 assists)
G Steve Nash (17.4 pts., 11.9 asts., 48% 3FG)
F Carlos Boozer (22.4 pts., 10.6 rebs., 55% FG)
F Dirk Nowitzki (22.3 pts., 8.6 rebs.)
C Marcus Camby (9.3 pts., 14.3 rebs., 3.9 blocks)
F/C Amare Stoudemire (22.7 pts., 9 rebs., 59.5% FG)
G Baron Davis (22.3 pts., 4.8 rebs., 8.1 assists)
Just missing the cut: Brandon Roy (he needs to be there somehow), Deron Williams, Josh Howard, Stephen Jackson, Shawn Marion, Chris Kamen, and Tyson Chandler.
We’ll have to wait and see until tonight who the coaches pick.