Senbonzakura wrote:Anthony Parker is the guy I think might've made an all-star game if he had today's green light from 3. Could easily be a Middleton type player.
So why aren't JJ Reddick, Doug McDermott, Davis Bertans, the Bogdonovic brothers, Joe Ingles, Justin Holiday, Josh Richardson, Jae Crowder, Wes Matthews, CJ Miles etc. all-stars?
Parker was a nice starter and today he would be a nice starter, nothing more and nothing less.
For **** sakes, just because you can shoot the 3 does not automatically make you a star. So many players in the league can hit the 3 today, and most of them are role players.
What separates guys like Klay and Middleton is that not only can they shoot the 3 very well, but they can do many other things. They are good ball handlers that can create their own shot, they can shoot off balance, they can shoot coming off screens, they are great moving without the ball, they know how to create space, they are very good at getting to the basket, they are strong and athletic and can withstand contact, they have very good footwork. Being a star is not that easy.
There is a reason why Ray Allen was a perennial all-star and Jason Kapono was a 3 point champion who was out of the league after 5 seasons.
There is a reason why Klay is an all-star and Steve Novak was a scrub who jumped from team to team and was eventually waived.