Last Chance Picks At Predicting The Eastern Conference All Star Reserves

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Who Gets Your Vote For All Star Reserve (Pick 5)

Trae Young
47
10%
Jayson Tatum
79
16%
Jaylen Brown
67
14%
Zach Lavine
66
13%
Domantas Sabonis
50
10%
Bam Adebayo
32
7%
Julius Randle
51
10%
Nikola Vucevic
20
4%
Ben Simmons
60
12%
Other (Name Them)
17
3%
 
Total votes: 489

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Last Chance Picks At Predicting The Eastern Conference All Star Reserves 

Post#1 » by Scalabrine » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:58 pm

The All-Star Reserves are being announced this Thursday at 7pm on TNT and I thought it would be fun on this snowy North Eastern day to get a poll/discussion going on everyones final picks for each conference. So far we've had the All-Star starters announced, and
I'd say that 99% of the people would agree that Middleton and Harden are both total locks so I'll add them to this list as well.

Embiid
Giannis
Durant/Middleton
Beal
Irving/Harden


After that though; there are way more than 5 deserving players.

Trae Young - Hawks 13-17 Record - 26.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 9.5 apg on 44/38/88.5 shooting splits.
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/y/youngtr01.html

Jayson Tatum Celtics 15-15 Record - 26ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4.6 apg on 45/39/87 shooting splits -
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/tatumja01.html

Jaylen Brown - Celtics 15-15 Record - 25.5, 5.5 rpg, 3.9apg on on 49.5/41/75.5 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brownja02.html

Zach Lavine - 13-16 record - 28.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 5.1 apg on 52/43/86 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lavinza01.html

Domantas Sabonis - Pacers - 15-14 record - 21.5ppg, 11.6rpg, 5.7apg on 53/36/71 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/sabondo01.html

Bam Adebayo - Heat - 13-17 record - 19.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 5.5apg on 56.5/33.5/84.5 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/a/adebaba01.html

Julius Randle - Knicks - 15-16 record - 23.5ppg, 11rpg, 5.5 apg on 48/41/80.5 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/r/randlju01.html

Nikola Vucevic - Magic - 13-18 record - 24.1ppg, 11.7 rpg, 3.1 apg on 48/40.5/83.5 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/v/vucevni01.html

Ben Simmons - Sixers 20-11 record - 15.7ppg, 8.3rpg, 7.9apg, on 57/16.5/67 shooting splits
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/simmobe01.html

Others:
Fred Van Vleet, Kyle Lowry, Malcolm Brogdon, Gordon Hayward, Jimmy Butler, Pascal Siakam, Tobias Harris, Jerami Grant


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Post#2 » by Johnny Tomala » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:00 pm

G: Brown
G: Harden
F: Tatum
F: Adebayo
F: Middleton
WC: Young
WC: Sabonis

Last WC only question for me, I think coaches will vote in Sabonis. The first 5 are locks, Young and Sabonis spots only for debate IMO.
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Post#3 » by Scalabrine » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:01 pm

I chose the Trae and the Boston Jays (good band name), plus Julius Randle and Damantas Sabonis. All of those guys deserve to be in it, but had to pick 5. Record was my tie breaker when it was close.
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Post#4 » by Metallikid » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:03 pm

Guards - Kyle Lowry, James Harden, Trae Young (Jaylen Brown will be the injury replacement for Kyle Lowry)

Forwards - Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, Julius Randle

Centre - Nikola Vucevic
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Post#5 » by scrabbarista » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:05 pm

Should be Harden, Randle, Simmons, VanVleet, Young, Middleton, and Adebayo.

I'd also put in Tatum over Beal (and start Harden) if I could.
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Post#6 » by Scalabrine » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:07 pm

Johnny Tomala wrote:G: Brown
G: Harden
F: Tatum
F: Adebayo
F: Middleton
WC: Young
WC: Sabonis

Last WC only question for me, I think coaches will vote in Sabonis. The first 5 are locks, Young and Sabonis spots only for debate IMO.


I don't know if Bam should be considered a lock. The Heat are 13-17 and outside of the playoff picture and Bam's numbers aren't as good as the guys youre excluding by putting him in. Defensively it's hard to compare statistically, but Randle for example has the same D Rating as Bam 107, more Defensive Win Shares (1.8 to 1.5), and less DBPM (0.9 to 2.0) while being on a Top 3 defensive team in the league.
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Post#7 » by HoopsterJones » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:13 pm

Zach LaVine should get some serious consideration. He’s putting up incredible numbers with the youngest starting lineup (also injured) in the league.

G: Harden
G: LaVine
G: Young
F: Middleton
F: Tatum
F: Randle
C: Vucevic

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Post#8 » by Johnny Tomala » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:15 pm

Metallikid wrote:Guards - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Trae Young (Jaylen Brown will be the injury replacement for Kyle Lowry)

Forwards - Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, Julius Randle

Centre - Nikola Vucevic


There is no way Lowry and VanVleet make a ASG.
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Post#9 » by JimmyPlopper » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:17 pm

Brown
Simmons
Trae
Tatum
Vucevic
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Post#10 » by CumberlandPosey » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:23 pm

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Post#11 » by LloydFree » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:33 pm

Locks:

James Harden
Zach Lavine
Trae Young
Jason Tatum
D. Sabonis
Nik Vucevic

12th spot will go to one of Jaylen Brown, Tobias Harris, Fred Van Fleet or Khris Middleton

I think it will go to Van Fleet, because they won't want to shut out the Raptors. The spot should go to Jaylen Brown (over Jason Tatum), but they won't want to give the Celtics 2, while giving the 76ers and Bucks one player.
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Post#12 » by Dutchball97 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:33 pm

Harden
Trae
Randle
Bam
Vucevic
Brown
Lavine
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Post#13 » by DCasey91 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:39 pm

Harden
Middleton
Sabonis
Young
Brown
Tatum
Simmons or Lavine

Is my best guess

Butler, Adebayo, Vuc, Randle could easily sneak in. A few is definitely going to miss out.
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Post#14 » by kenwood3333 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:47 pm

Don't believe Middleton is a lock

G: Harden, Young, Brown
F: Tatum, Sabonis, Randle
WC: Lavine, Harris/Simmon (a Sixers)
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Post#15 » by YogurtProducer » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:57 pm

I think since it’s coaches a Lowry/FVV sneak in. Seems like the kind of guys coaches just love.

Beal was snubbed last year, wouldn’t be surprised if this year that kind of thing happens to Lavine, Randle, etc. Brown/Tatum might steal votes from each other too
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Post#16 » by DarkXaero » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:58 pm

How is Harden not on that poll?
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Post#17 » by Heat4lyf » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:04 pm

Besides harden I'm not sure anyone is a lock so I can be convinced otherwise of my picks

Harden/young
Brown/Lavine
Tatum
Randle
Vucevic
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Post#18 » by perempe20 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:15 pm

Indiana, Toronto, Boston, New York and Charlotte should give a player because of their record.
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Post#19 » by bisme37 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:17 pm

DarkXaero wrote:How is Harden not on that poll?


Did you read the OP? There are 7 reserves and OP thinks Harden and Middleton are locks. So he's asking who the other 5 should be. (I don't necessarily agree on Middleton being a lock but whatever.)
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Post#20 » by Richard4444 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:21 pm

1) Why Jimmy Butler is not an option? I think he is almost a lock.

2) Why do you think Middleton is a lock? I don't disagree that he should be a lock. But he was 15th in fan vote and 17th in players vote. He is very efficient but he has not "star punch"

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