Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 7, 2012
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- San Antonio, West Ham, Renegades
Mitchell deserved to be in the team. I’d have had him ahead of Booker. Think Booker is very stiff though, think 9 were locks so the last three was between Booker, Paul, Westbrook and Ingram. I’d have had Booker ahead of all 3 but think Westbrook is the one I’d have him over. He’s been balling the past 20 games which got him back in the conversation but he was trash in the first 20 games and I think when its really tight between players that has to come into account.And the reserves:
Boston’s Jayson Tatum, New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram, the Utah tandem of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Miami’s Bam Adebayo and Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis will be making their All-Star debuts.
Houston’s Russell Westbrook, Portland’s Damian Lillard — who will be competing in the 3-point contest at All-Star Weekend — and Denver’s Nikola Jokic round out the West reserves, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Miami’s Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton made it from the East.
West: Paul, Ingram, Golbare, Mitchell (not booker), Westbrook, Lillard, Yoke itch
East: tatum, adebayo, sabonis (first father-son to be all stars?), lowry, butler, aussie Ben, middleton
Had Adebayo, Simmons, Butler, Sabonis and Middleton as locks in the East. Was a heap battling for those last two spots. Thought one Boston player would make it, I was probably leaning towards Brown but it’s pretty much 50/50. I have no qualms about Lowry getting in either but that’s where I’d have Beal to be honest.
Arvydas was never an All Star surprisingly. Can’t find it ever happening before.