Would love to see DD get into the All Star game, as a pay off for all his hard work, but he deseves to be there as much as Jamal Crawford does. Hopefully he can keep up the scoring and add improve a few other aspects to his game where he earns a spot next year.
demar deserves all star 10x as much as melo does
His in the running. That's a testament to his work ethic. He will be there one day. It's to early to write him off or say his in. His in the debate.
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Yes, as every year he has shown improvement in at least one of his weaknesses but with the way the team is playing no. He deserves it individually just as guys like Monta Ellis, Jamal Crawford, deserve it too. I thought him and Rudy Gay could be potential All Stars but by the way they've been playing, HELL NO. And since stupid Stern removed the Centre position, I doubt that JV will be an All Star.
Regarding George Hill being an All star, I consider him being the weak link on the Pacers' starting 5.
As to the topic, Wade, Wall, Teague, Afflalo. These are the 4 most deserving guards right now, IMO.
A lot can still change. I suspect Kyrie Irving will get a spot over one of these guys. DeMar might get a vote from a few coaches, but I don't think he'll seriously be in the running.
In the end, who cares. Because of injuries, trades and general East suckiness, this will be an extremely weak guard pool. There were years where Mo Williams and Jameer Nelson were All Stars in the East. This year will probably have a couple of such "all stars."
I wouldn't consider Demar an all-star at this point, but well on his way to possibly becoming one. Like others have pointed out, he may need to impact the game more beyond his scoring in order to attract the votes of the coaches.
Hate to break it to you people. As good as DD is playing right now, he's still an unknown in the NBA world.
Now, if he can continue to play like this and the Raps somehow puts on a winning streak and be above .500 by new year then maybe he'll get some recognition. But i doubt it. Unless he puts up all world numbers.
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Initially I thought you have to be kidding, Demar in the ASG?! But then I started looking for 4-5 EC guards that are having a better year. What a weak group to pick from. Lance, Afflalo and Wade easily are in ahead of Demar, as is Wall. Not sure how you would give Demar a spot ahead of Jordan Crawford either. Crawford is basically Demar plus a lot more rebounds, more assists and slightly better shooting. Best case for DD is his scoring bumps up a bit to near 23 ppg. No way they leave a top-10 PPG player off the all-star team, even though he isn't a top "all-around" guy, especially bc every candidate outside of Miami and Indy is a good player on a bad team.
I think he deserves to be in the conversation, definitely. I doubt he will be voted, but nevertheless, he deserves to have his name in the ballot. I wish he gets voted in as a reserve because his work ethic is ridiculous -- in a good way. He has polished his skills, developed moves & counters. He can slash, he has the mid-range, the post & now the 3 pointers & he gets to the free throw line. His handles are better, his awareness is better & his defense is NOT Bargnani-like as people make it out to be.
That's the Demar Derozan now. Four years ago, he could barely make mid-range jumpers. His only skills were slashing and jumping. That says a lot about his dedication to the game & having watched him improve over the course of his career, I'm really rooting for him to make it to the All-Star game.
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