Picking the East All-Star reserves
Old 01-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tom Haberstroh, who is now my favourite write on espn after hollinger left, picks his all star reserves, and kyle gets the nod:

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Kyle Lowry | PG | Toronto Raptors


If Wednesday's game was Lowry's audition for the All-Star Game, he might have been automatically removed from the ballot. He shot the ball 10 times and missed every single one of them. Luckily for him, it wasn't an audition. It was one horrible game for Lowry, but in the other 40 he's played, he's got my vote for the East's best point guard.

He ranks right up there with John Wall (20.2) and Kyrie Irving (20.1) in PER with a 19.5 rating, but unlike those two, Lowry actually cares about the defensive side of the ball. Synergy Sports tracking tells us that he has stepped up for a sum of 50 charges, a huge number that is almost more than entire teams. Of course, the box score doesn't acknowledge those, but we should acknowledge that Lowry deserves to start the All-Star Game based on merit for his work on both ends of the floor.
also, demar and amir mentioned among the also-rans:

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Apologies to: Drummond, Lance Stephenson, Al Jefferson, DeRozan, Kemba Walker, Amir Johnson, Michael Carter-Williams, Thaddeus Young, Deng, David West.
his other picks are wall, noah, afflalo, hibbert, Bosh and milsap.

I'd definitely take drummond, jj or demar over afflalo, but otherwise no major complaints with his list. I also love he doesn't love irving (he says he wouldn't pick him as an all star at all), most overrated player in the league imo.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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quite an amazing stat - lowry takes as many charges as the entire team combined. And it's not like we have a ton of bargnani's on our roster this season.
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Imagine...Lowry a top pg....who would have thought?
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DeRozan over Lowry according to the TNT studio guys.

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Imagine...Lowry a top pg....who would have thought?
All-star in the 2014 eastern conf =/= top PG.
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I don't get why Bosh is believed to be a guarante all star. Tons of better big men out there.

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All-star in the 2014 eastern conf =/= top PG.
it places him in the top 8 in the league....so yeah.
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DeRozan over Lowry according to the TNT studio guys.

Never would've thought I'd see the day.
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At the end of last season i said Amir could be considered for the AS game this season. And you laughed! Haha! Who is laughing now?
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At the end of last season i said Amir could be considered for the AS game this season. And you laughed! Haha! Who is laughing now?
Whoever was laughing when you said it.....they're still laughing. Thanks for reminding us.
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Whoever was laughing when you said it.....they're still laughing. Thanks for reminding us.
Mr haberstroh is not laughing
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Mr haberstroh is not laughing
LOL


That dingbat has no say, and the people that do will not be considering Amir who has been pretty mediocre. Our own team isn't even pimping him out as a possible all-star. lol
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If only one raptor makes the asg, it definitely has to be Lowry, he is the better of the two
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That dingbat has no say, and the people that do will not be considering Amir who has been pretty mediocre. Our own team isn't even pimping him out as a possible all-star. lol
He has played a big part in the wins. That means there are around 20 coaches that were probably pretty impressed. If this team won 50 games, and he could keep his body together, he would get very high consideration. Mediocre is a laughable description. Amir does nothing mediocre. And that is part of his problem. He goes so all out that he ends up in tatters for good stretches. With Patterson and Hayes in tow he can pace himself a bit more. Watch out a year from now mr positivity.
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He has played a big part in the wins. That means there are around 20 coaches that were probably pretty impressed. If this team won 50 games, and he could keep his body together, he would get very high consideration. Mediocre is a laughable description. Amir does nothing mediocre. And that is part of his problem. He goes so all out that he ends up in tatters for good stretches. With Patterson and Hayes in tow he can pace himself a bit more. Watch out a year from now mr positivity.
I love Amir but he's no all-star, let's get real.......not even close.
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I love Amir but he's no all-star, let's get real.......not even close.
If Antonio Davis was elected as an allstar on a winning team, I don't see how you're gonna write off Amir.
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If Antonio Davis was elected as an allstar on a winning team, I don't see how you're gonna write off Amir.
Write off? Who said anything about writting off Amir? Just because i'm saying he's not an all-star? Really??

Dude is averaging 9pts/5.5reb in the last month as a starter.

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chuck could of just said lowry
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Hibbert
Bosh
Wall
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Guards: Lowry, Wall
Frontline: Hibbert, Millsap, Noah
Wild cards: Drummond, Bosh

Injury replacements if necessary: 1. Al Jefferson. 2. Luol Deng. 3. Afflalo
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