Originally Posted by The MVP of West Hollywood
For Horford to get in it'll take the Hawks staying in 1st in the East and thus getting 3 all-stars. Otherwise he's easily behind Joe Johnson and Josh Smith.
Lopez might when the Nets become good. Which could be soon if a big FA gets there
Bargnani would if the Raptors
were a 50 win team that got two all-stars. Otherwise no
Noah will require either the Bulls being a 50 win team with him and Rose leading the way, or them getting a big FA next year and Noah getting in as the 3rd all-star. Don't think either is likely
I would go with Lopez of the 4
Bogut deserves a mention here btw... he's better than Noah and Horford and if he's not out too long could be the 2nd best player on a 45 win type team. That would give him an outside shot as the backup
Interesting points. I think Atlanta can get 3 All-Stars, even if they are only a top 3 seed. Last year, originally, Orlando was given 3 All-Star spots before Jameer got hurt. I could be wrong, but I don't think Orlando was in first place at the time.
Yes, Bogut is a solid young center, too. When healthy, he can average a double double, and he's an underated passer, in my opinion. Maybe if he gets back in time and helps Milwaukee win, he'll get some consideration. For the record, I just took this list from NBA.com because I was surprised by the voting results. They did not include Bogut on their list. Dude has game. He just needs to stop getting injured all the time.