The National Basketball Association will hold its annual all-star game in Houston on February 17, in which the league’s best players are chosen to represent their respective conferences. Fans vote on which players comprise the team, and the first team all-star starters include Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant. Spots are still open on both teams, so which players do you expect the fans to vote onto the teams?
I would have to say that Bulls Center Joakim Noah should be selected to the front court position. Noah averaged more rebounds and assists than front court starter Kevin Garnett and should be a lock for the All-Star game. The Bulls big man is playing one of his career’s best seasons, and that is all without the NBA’s former most valuable player Derrick Rose running the point. Jack Robinson- Daily Egyptian
Pacers forward Paul George gets my nod for All-Star consideration this year. George not only guards the opposing team’s best perimeter player on a nightly basis, but he is also his team’s leading scorer with 17.2 points per game. At 6-foot-8, he has developed into one of the league’s top three rebounding guards and averages 7.8 boards per contest. The Fresno State product doesn’t shy away from big games either; he scored 29 points against the Heat and 24 points against an elite Knicks team earlier this season. Demario Phipps-Smith-Daily Egyptian
‘Sixers guard Jrue Holiday is playing the best season of his career and without a doubt should be selected to the All-Star game. Holiday is averaging 19 points per game and is fourth in the league in assists with nine per game. He has carried the ‘Sixers load with Andrew Bynum out. Whenever a guard is one assist-per-game away from a double-double, that means the player deserves to be an All-Star. Terrance Peacock- Daily Egyptian
Bulls forward Carlos Boozer is a surprising name that could be added to the All-star roster. He has averaged 22 points and 11.5 rebounds per game to help lead his team to a 8-3 record this month, including wins over the Heat, Knicks, Celtics, and Lakers. Boozer is performing like his old self for the first time in a Bulls uniform, and he should be rewarded for it. Matt Ferguson- Daily Egyptian