affalo aside. unless a player is doing some incredible, for example t-mac with orlando, players from winning teams should take preference.
grasping at straws to say calderon could have been an all star if we were .500 last year.
I thought I read or heard somewhere that this year, they are not picking All Stars by position...meaning they may go with more picks at one position. For example if the coaches feel like there are more PG's than SG's deserving of being in the ASG they will just pick more PG's. Anyone hear anything about that? I could be wrong.
a lot of people care about Kevin Love. or John Wall. or Demarcus Cousins.
a lot of people cared about Vince even when we weren't good (which was often)
the point is people care about STARS and the All Star game is a nice way of rewarding players for their play. Granted there's always going to be a couple guys that make the team on name alone (cough MELO cough) but the fact is Affalo is having a fantastic year, arguably better than Demar. So because he's on a poor team he shouldn't be rewarded for playing well? Give your head a shake.
On the flip side I hate it when guys get rewarded just for being starters on a good team. For example, the fact that Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis have made all-star games makes me a little sick.
Coaches can reward success too much, and fans don't stress it enough.
Where have you been? This is always the way its been done. A player on a winning team almost always gets considered over a player on a bad team UNLESS the player is having a way better season. If you look at DD's numbers they are comparable to AA but better in the category that matters (winning).
No way AA makes it over Demar.....Granted, they may both make it BUT i don't even think AA should get in ahead of Lowry.
Last edited by special1; Wed Jan 15th, 2014 at 02:23 PM.
Right, but the way i see it is Affalo's long been a very good player (better than Derozen) who's shining now that he's true #1 option. He should thus be rewarded for his play.
I'm not saying that he should be in over Demar, i'm just saying he deserves to be in it.
Demar has quietly become the most consistent scorer in the NBA. Hopefully, he can be an all-star. Yet, people are taking notice of his ability and people are finally putting in game plans to stop him (make him go left). In addition, Lowry moves on to the MVP ladder on nba.com at number 10. Teams now respect the Raptors, and they cant "turn it on" in the 4th to beat us. They have to play hard for 48 minutes. So a player on the raptors should be looked at for an all star consideration. Affalo has been a beast this season, along with Milsap, Teague, Johnson, so I can see how Demar could be left out. BTW, check out my article on the Raptors "Drake Night" http://thegatewayonline.ca/article/v...it_for_raptors
Just saying it's not like a guy who had brilliant talents that shined through in flashes but never put it together. He's a lunch pail type wing player having his best year. It just doesn't feel right at all to me.
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