It seemed that no one wanted to participate in the All-Star Game, but it was officially named on Tuesday night. The NBA announced seven reserves for each conference, which will participate in 10 starting games in Atlanta on March 7. In the West, Chris Paul, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gaubert, Zion Williamson and Anthony Davis were named All stars. (Davis may be replaced due to injury.) Joining them in the East will be James Harden, Julius Randall, Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach Lavin, Ben Simmons and Nikolai Vucevic. Here are some thoughts on the final choice…
Who is in the cold?
People first need to talk about when the list was named and who was excluded from the list. LeBron James fired his first shot and expressed support for Devin Booker on Twitter. I don̵
In the east, people are likely to be armed with the addition of Nikolai Vucevic. Please pay attention to the coach’s vote on the reserve. Vooch may not receive national attention, but he has been an incredibly productive player for many seasons with the Magic, and the energy of the Magic is always a few degrees higher than it deserves. His teammate Aaron Gordon may have stolen more All-Star Weekend headlines during his career, but Vachevic is the better player. Having said all that, it is a bit surprising to see that Bam Adebayo is not on the team. Maybe Adebayor paid the price for the high and low seasons of the Heat, but he will be a worthy choice in this place. (His teammate Jimmy Butler missed too many games.) Another argument worth mentioning is the Bucks swingman Khris Middleton, who averaged 20/6/6 shooting per game per night. Only a few steps away from the 50/40/90 season. But especially with the busy season in the East, which took away most of the “team success” qualifiers, most of these drafts have withstood the test of time.
Julius Randall! And Zach LaVine!
Randle and LaVine are the two players who beat Apple Cars this season. They have invested huge sums of money for two teams (Knicks and Bulls), and these two teams have There are no high positions in the season. After entering this season, both of them should be drafted. If the Knicks and Bulls start today, they will both enter the playoffs, and Rand and LaVine are the biggest reasons. If so, it would be their regret to be selected as the first batch of All-Star products. Both players’ seasons should receive all the regular notices that accompany the All-Star Weekend. I hope they will have more choices in the future.
Jaylen Brown of the Celtics will also travel to Atlanta to participate in the All-Star Game for the first time. Although Boston seems to be in a decline, almost every Eastern time will appear this season, but he also created a brilliant season. It seems this should be the first time both Brown and Tatum have been selected for the All-Star Weekend.
In addition to the above three, Williamson of the Pelicans will likely be the first of many appearances in this game. In his second season alone, Zion shot an average of 25/7/3 with a 61.6% shooting per game. If there were basketball gods, we would see LeBron and Zion throwing alley balls at each other in Atlanta.
So, do the rules need to be changed?
For those who are frustrated because they do not want to participate in the competition, there is a good reason to expand the range of options. The NBA’s current players are 14 players (the All-Star team has only 12 players). Moreover, according to the two two-way contracts allocated by the club, more players play day and night, especially with the rules set. Personally, I like the limited roster! Usually, I only want to be included in the participation of players, after all, most of this game is meaningless. But the smaller the number of choices, the greater the honor. If adjustments are to be made, I will start by a) removing the distinction between meetings, especially considering the format of the captain, and b) possibly adding a 13th player to each team as an expert role. I don’t know how this expert’s thing will work in practice, instead of just choosing the next best candidate, but if shooters like Duncan Robinson or Joe Harris or dunkers like Gordon are introduced into the game Come, this will be very interesting. confusion. No matter what decision the NBA makes, you will pay less attention to it on March 8.