Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game?

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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#16 » by Fischella » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:40 am

Right now Zbo and Gay.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#17 » by deliriousmouse » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:29 am

ieatchildrenraw wrote:Can't see both Z-Bo and Marc Gasol being locks with the amount of quality PFs in the west (Love, Griffin, Aldridge).

6-7 front court spots in the West. Love, Griffin, Durant, and Howard definitely lock up spots, then it'd probably be Gasol as backup C, then it would be Z-Bo or Aldridge and Gay or Batum/Iggy/Kirilenko or somebody for the final spot. Grizzlies will probably get 1-2 all-stars, but all three seems very unlikely

I would take Marc/Randolph over Kirilenko/Iggy at this point of the season, however im slightly confused what will happen with them taking out the C, whic is a big reason why Gasol got in last year
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#18 » by SunsReadyToRoll » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:50 am

Don't forget Bayless.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#19 » by smith2373 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:15 pm

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ieatchildrenraw wrote:Can't see both Z-Bo and Marc Gasol being locks with the amount of quality PFs in the west (Love, Griffin, Aldridge).

6-7 front court spots in the West. Love, Griffin, Durant, and Howard definitely lock up spots, then it'd probably be Gasol as backup C, then it would be Z-Bo or Aldridge and Gay or Batum/Iggy/Kirilenko or somebody for the final spot. Grizzlies will probably get 1-2 all-stars, but all three seems very unlikely

I would take Marc/Randolph over Kirilenko/Iggy at this point of the season, however im slightly confused what will happen with them taking out the C, whic is a big reason why Gasol got in last year


Them changing the ballot to frontcourt has nothing to do with reserves, it only pertains to voting for starters.

If I'm not mistaken, you don't have to have a player of each position as a reserve.

This was the Western team last year:
CP3/Westbrook/Parker/Nash
Kobe
Durant
Griffin/Love/Dirk/LMA
Bynum/Marc

So it's pretty possible for the Western team to look like this, this year:
CP3/Westbrook/Parker
Kobe/Harden
Durant
Griffin/Love/LMA/Z-Bo
Dwight/Marc
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#20 » by mid-post » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:36 pm

Gasol's stats don't look as nice as Zach's, but honestly he's having as good a season (if not better) than ZBo. He's a major facilitator on offense. His passing ability and decision making right now is just absurd too, 4.6 APG 5.9 A/TO ratio.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#21 » by Downtown » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:53 pm

It's really hard to say given the changes this season. If you throw all the power forwards and centers together and just pick the number required it becomes more difficult for the centers since their scoring numbers aren't usually as high.

But I think one of Gasol and Randolph have a good chance. It's still early.
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Post#22 » by Ballings7 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:01 pm

People again overlooking Tim Duncan who in his mid-30s has only picked up and bettered where he left off the 2nd half of last season... he's a lock

Kevin Love and Dirk are not locks this year, and Batum or Aldridge won't make it over Duncan.

Centers can still make it due to it being the "front-court", it's just more bias towards actual fowards because of quality centers not like it used to be and several PFs playing center now a lot.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#23 » by jefe » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:08 pm

I'd be extremely surprised if the fans voted any of the Grizz in as a starter - so that leaves selection as a reserve by the coaches. The coaches reward players on winning teams, but getting three guys selected, like some have said, seems like a stretch IMO.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#24 » by Jerry Sandusky » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:12 pm

All three front court players for the Grizzlies have a shot to make the all star game. In all likelihood only one will make it, I think it will be Randolph.
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Re: Which Grizzlies make the All-Star game? 

Post#25 » by Part-time Lover » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:15 pm

I think some people are forgetting that the teams who have the best record from the Eastern and Western conference respectively get more than 1 allstar usually.

When the Bulls had the best record in the East they had Rose and Deng who made it. When the Spurs had the best record they had Manu and Duncan. When the Cavs had the best record they had Lebron and Mo Williams.

If the Grizzlies still have the best record in the West by ASB, they'll most likely have two all-stars.

I also don't understand how people are putting LMA over ZBo when it comes to who makes the All-star team. ZBo currently is on the team with the best record while putting up 18-12. I'd say ZBo currently has a better chance of making the All-star team than LMA.

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