My All-Star Reserve picks.
Holiday, George, Noah, Chandler, Bosh, Irving, Lopez
Westbrook, Harden, Duncan, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Curry, Ibaka
I'd replace Ibaka for David Lee.
I would also replace Ibaka with Lee and Gasol for Tony Parker
I agree with your east reserves.
I'd switch up a couple things on the West reserves though. I'd have L.Aldridge and D.Lee in and Ibaka and Gasol out.
Edit: TP for Curry too.
As much as I love watching Stephen Curry play, and how well the Warriors are doing this year, it would be unjust to leave off Tony Parker.
EAST: Bosh, Chandler, Boozer (yes over noah...i have been following this guy for the past couple of weeks and hes been playing like an allstar and playing better than noah), JR smith (i dont think its much of a question), Josh smith (hope to finally see him in the all star game, i think he deserves it), deron williams (yes hes been playing bad...compared to how he use to play but without him the brooklyn nets are no where near where they are now), paul george.
just misses: horford, pierce, lopez, joe johnson, holiday, jennings
WEST: Parker, Duncan, Westbrook, curry, randolph, harden, david lee
just misses: ibaka, LA, jamal crawford, marc gasol
I put Noah over Boozer because Noah has been consistent all year, while Boozer is coming into form at the right time. For me, Boozer's 2 seasons too late.
I'm curious about your reasoning behind JR Smith. He makes Brandon Jennings look efficient. That's kind of incredible. Jrue Holiday has been lightyears better than him.
I think Brook Lopez should get in as well.
lmao light years better? kidding me right? when melo was out jr was the reason they were winning games and remaining at the top of the conference....he comes out guarding the other teams best perimeter defenders these days and hes playing unselfishly.... i had to decide either brook lopez or deron williams and i went with dwill...it could go either way and both decisions can be justified correctly. honestly 2 or 3 of the players i didnt put in can be placed in the allstar roster and i wouldnt have a problem with it...i just like rewarding winning teams and i feel that smith has been a big reason for the knicks' success. also both jennings and jr are shooting at 40% so dont know what you sayin....esp when jennings gets more turnovers a game and doesnt drive into the paint as often.
also to the boozer comment...boozer has been consistent all season...its noah who hasnt been...the dude gets 15 and 15 one game and then 2 and 6...he had a long stretch like that and is still doing that....boozer had 11-14 game stretch of double digit scoring in the beginning of the season with 8+rbs with only a couple of poor games....what i meant was that lately hes stepped it up even more by dropping 20 and 10 more often. i have him on my fantasy team so i know for a fact that hes been way more consistent than noah (i have him too)
Jennings TS% and eFG are both higher than JR, and Jennings is laughably bad in those categories lol.
I just don't see any way you can really make an argument for JR Smith. Him vs. Jennings would be a debate, but Jrue has been far better than both of them, and I'm a Bucks fan.
too bad his team is seven games below .500...had they been even i wouldve taken holiday for sure. JR has been slowing down but honestly much of their success goes to him along with chandler and melo
East = Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler, Brook Lopez, Paul George, Paul Pierce, Kyrie Irving, Jrue Holiday
West = Tim Duncan, David Lee, LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry
I want to see Noah in the ASG since he'd be the only one playing hard the entire game.
Joakim Noah is having trouble playing crunch time, has put up some god awful performances, including sitting out the final 21 minutes against Boston the other night. He is an excellent defender, but he has actually been much less consistent than Boozer in terms of offensive production. He has had some monster games against awful front courts, but he has failed to show up to much against the top guys. Boozer, conversely, leads the east in double doubles, had been really decent for the beginning of the year, and has been on an absolute tear lately. I support Boozer as the Bulls all star, only because Deng hasn't really been the crunch time guy, and Noah has had issues.
No, he's not having trouble playing crunch time. Him sitting down the stretch was only one recent game.
Otherwise he's always in at the end of games. He's top 10 in the league in minutes per game. Tops in the league in minutes/game for big men.
He's been consistent all season long.
On offense, he is not a scorer, so I'm not sure why you even bring up offensive production.
Noah's line for the yr: 12/10.7/4 with 2 blocks a game on 46% from the floor.
His line vs teams >.500 11/10.5/4 2 blocks a game on 45% from the floor.
I don't see the drop off vs better teams.
No, Boozer was not decent at the beginning of the year. The rebounding is always there but through December he was averaging less than 14 pts a game, 46% from the floor and only getting to the line 3 times a game... and he's counted on for his scoring as either the #1 or 2 option while Derrick's out. He would also get sat down the stretch of games because if he's not scoring well, he's not a factor on either end of the floor, which is why he av'ged less than 30 minutes a game until the turn of the calendar.
Basically, about 90% of your post is wrong.
if David Lee and/or Zach Randolph get left out im done watching the all star game