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Sport NBA All-Star 2018: Predictions for East, West reserves (and this year's biggest snubs)

19:13  23 january  2018
19:13  23 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Though the teams at this year ’ s All - Star Game will be jumbled by conference, the process for selecting the reserves remains the same Some of those picks will be no-brainers, some will be undeserving and there will be snubs . NBA All - Star East reserves . Backcourt: Victor Oladipo, Pacers.

Though the teams at this year ’ s All - Star Game will be jumbled by conference, the process for selecting the reserves remains the same — coaches will pick two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two Some of those picks will be no-brainers, some will be undeserving and there will be snubs .

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But now All-Star attention turns to the rest of the rosters from which captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry will choose. Though the teams at this year’s All-Star Game will be jumbled by conference, the process for selecting the reserves remains the same — coaches will pick two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wildcards.

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Though the teams at this year ’ s All - Star Game will be jumbled by conference, the process for selecting the reserves remains the same — coaches will pick two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wildcards. There are always snubs . Slide on through to see the predicted reserves and subs.

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Some of those picks will be no-brainers, some will be undeserving and there will be snubs. There are always snubs.

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NBA All-Star East reserves

Backcourt: Victor Oladipo, Pacers. Few would have bet that Oladipo’s hot start would be sustainable, but he has kept chugging along as this year’s biggest surprise player. Those 24.2 points per game will get him to LA.

Backcourt: John Wall, Wizards. Wall has not been as good as he was last season, and the Wizards have been frustrating. But they’re still No. 5 in the East, and Wall’s ability to run the offense gives him the nod over teammate Bradley Beal.

Frontcourt: Al Horford, Celtics. Horford’s numbers (13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds) don’t scream for attention, but he also shoots 43.0 percent from the 3-point line and has been underrated in elevating the Celtics’ league-best defense.

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On Thursday, the reserves for this year ' s All - Star Game will be announced. The 10 starters have already been revealed, which includes the The reserves will be decided by voting from NBA head coaches, who weren't allowed to vote for their own players. James and Antetokounmpo will select

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Frontcourt: Andre Drummond, Pistons. The Pistons’ collapse in the standings could cost him, but Drummond is still averaging 14.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists, while making 62.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Frontcourt: Kevin Love, Cavs. The Cavs’ defense has fallen apart, and they’re 4-10 in their last 14. That could cost Love. But overall, he has had great numbers (18.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 40.1 percent from the 3-point line), and the Cavs are still third in the East, deserving of two All-Stars.

Wild card: Kyle Lowry, Raptors. Lowry could get snubbed here because his numbers are down overall (17.0 points in 33.0 minutes), but he has been the guy who has most sacrificed in order to make the Raptors' offense work better. Toronto is on pace for 56 wins, and Lowry deserves credit.

Wild card: Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks. Porzingis will benefit from the lack of talent in the East and get a spot on the team, beating out Beal, Ben Simmons and Hassan Whiteside. He is averaging 23.3 points and making 38.5 percent of his 3s, but he’s gotten worse as the season has gone on.

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The Inside the NBA crew predict who they believe will be the Western Conference All - Star reserves . # nba #2019nbaallstars Disclaimer: All rights belong

the 2018 NBA All - Star Game has been set after the head coaches' reserve picks were unveiled and Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond were also snubbed and made their feelings known With reserves finalized, the two All - Star captains—Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and

Snubs: Simmons is close, but his offense needs work; Whiteside has missed too many games; Beal’s Wizards have disappointed, and he is one-dimensional.

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NBA All-Star West reserves

Backcourt: Russell Westbrook, Thunder. He’s not averaging a triple-double, but hey, he’s only off by 0.3 rebounds per game — he’s averaging 24.8 points, a league-best 10.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds. Easy pick.

Backcourt: Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves. It was a rocky start for Minnesota, but they’ve recovered and are now on pace for 51 wins. Butler is averaging 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists, giving the Wolves just what they needed.

Frontcourt: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves. Towns had my vote as a starter. His scoring is down, but only because he’s taking fewer shots to accommodate Butler. He takes heat for the Wolves’ defensive problems, but they’ve improved there, and the guy is averaging 20.2 points and 12.0 rebounds while shooting 41.5 percent on 3s.

Frontcourt: LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs. Aldridge has held the Spurs together through the injury woes of star Kawhi Leonard, with 22.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. He will be a shoo-in for the All-Star team.

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Before the coaches’ picks for All - Star reserves are announced, though, you get my picks. This is not an official ballot, because I am not an official NBA The All - Star ballot requires difficult choices, and perhaps none are more difficult than the last spot on this year ’ s Western ballot (effectively the third

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Frontcourt: Paul George, Thunder. George has sacrificed on the offensive end, but is still averaging 20.8 points and making 42.9 percent of his 3s. He’s also played elite defense for the No. 4 defensive team in the league.

Wild card: Klay Thompson, Warriors. Thompson is shooting a bit less this year, but making a league-high 45.3 percent of his 3s, averaging a career-best 4.0 rebounds and still maintaining a 20.6 points per game average.

Wild card: Draymond Green, Warriors. Whether Green makes the team will be the big question in the West — he would have to beat out Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic and DeAndre Jordan. Green averages only 11.3 points, and he is making 31.2 percent his 3s, but he averages 7.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists. As the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, he is vital to the Warriors’ defense, which ranks fifth. He gets the nod.

Snubs: Chris Paul has missed too many games; Lillard is on the cusp, but can’t beat out Green’s overall value; Jokic has not really made strides this year; Jordan (and teammate Lou Williams) would make a nice story representing the scrappy Clippers in LA, but the numbers have not been there consistently.


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