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2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:08 am

Giannis leads the voting
Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1 Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
2 LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
3 Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161
4 Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459
5 Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969
6 Al Horford (BOS) 120,016
7 Jayson Tatum (BOS) 98,586
8 Andre Drummond (DET) 85,374
9 Enes Kanter (NYK) 83,102
10 Dwight Howard (CHA) 57,730

Guards

1 Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
2 DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368
3 Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886
4 Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085
5 John Wall (WAS) 175,990
6 Dwyane Wade (CLE) 165,163
7 Isaiah Thomas (CLE) 87,680
8 Kyle Lowry (TOR) 85,070
9 Bradley Beal (WAS) 71,079
10 Jaylen Brown (BOS) 51,562

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1 Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
2 Anthony Davis (NOP) 393,000
3 DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340
4 Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612
5 Paul George (OKC) 291,495
6 Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
7 Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239
8 Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 188,240
9 Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 184,338
10 LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 153,599

Guards

1 Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115
2 James Harden (HOU) 602,040
3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469
4 Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442
5 Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460
6 Chris Paul (HOU) 174,343
7 Damian Lillard (POR) 148,622
8 Lonzo Ball (LAL) 120,817
9 Devin Booker (PHO) 91,562
10 Jimmy Butler (MIN) 88,009

I would like to see kristaps top embiid

I voted for Kuzma and he's surprisingly in the top 10. I also voted for lillard who probably won't make it. I voted for Simmons who has a good shot of making it. Man, if Simmons didn't get hurt last year, kuzma would be winning ROY
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am

Seeing the way people are voting, maybe the old G-G-F-F-C format isn't as outdated as originally thought.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 pm

I would like to see kristaps top embiid

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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:34 pm

how the fuck is antetokounmpo leading? am i missing something?
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:08 pm

He's damn good. He can play positions 1-5 in today's game, once he learns to be consistent with his threes it's all over for the league.

Being in a 'small market' team like the Bucks isn't a problem anymore for a player's brand exposure because of social media.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 am

SoF'nAwesome wrote:how the fuck is antetokounmpo leading? am i missing something?

The Greek freak nickname now truly fits him as he is now easily a top 5 player in the league
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Socalseats on Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:22 pm

I voted for Stephen Curry. (Y) :D :cheeky: :applaud:
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Second returns

Eastern Conference Frontcourt
1. LeBron James (CLE) 1,622,838
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1,480,954
3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 784,287
4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 640,928
5. Kevin Love (CLE) 458,157
6. Al Horford (BOS) 229,906
7. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 213,499
8. Enes Kanter (NYK) 159,010
9. Andre Drummond (DET) 139,226
10. Dwight Howard (CHA) 111,768

Guards
1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 1,370,643
2. DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 537,168
3. Ben Simmons (PHI) 397,942
4. Victor Oladipo (IND) 385,448
5. Dwyane Wade (CLE) 353,273
6. John Wall (WAS) 328,215
7. Isaiah Thomas (CLE) 252,552
8. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 176,590
9. Bradley Beal (WAS) 151,765
10. Jaylen Brown (BOS) 103,622

Western Conference
Frontcourt
1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 1,326,059
2. Anthony Davis (NOP) 664,687
3. Draymond Green (GSW) 616,730
4. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 587,835
5. Paul George (OKC) 547,582
6. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 446,133
7. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 378,718
8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 325,903
9. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 320,884
10. LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 315,918

Guards
1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 1,369,658
2. James Harden (HOU) 978,540
3. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 791,332
4. Klay Thompson (GSW) 686,825
5. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 657,827
6. Chris Paul (HOU) 331,522
7. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 294,197
8. Damian Lillard (POR) 266,519
9. Jimmy Butler (MIN) 173,245
10. Devin Booker (PHO) 162,970
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:52 am

2 all-star starters and 23-21 record huh
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:38 am

They're a playoff team! But Davis is definitely deserving.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby NovU on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 am

Embiid already an All star starter? That is quite impressive. Where is benji, and his boy Drummond?

Cousins imho is the most undeserving player in this list. He is averaging 5 turnovers per game. He stifles the offense as a ball stopper and quite a shitty defender with little ground coverage because of lack of effort and awareness.

Kawhi hasn't done much this season so I guess he'll make it as a reserve. CP3 definitely should make the reserve. I guess Westy will make it as well.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Leonard in no way should be an All-Star this season
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 pm

I agree. He's developed into a perennial All-Star level talent, but he hasn't been healthy all year, and he's played all of nine games. His numbers actually aren't too bad in those nine games, considering he's only playing about 24 minutes, but they're not All-Star numbers. He'll presumably be in the mix for years to come, but this year, there's no way he'll get the nod (nor should he). He's also out indefinitely right now.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 am

Reserves have been announced. KAT made it and no CP3

No Simmons but his youth seemed to be a factor. He should make it next year. Happy Lillard didn't get snubbed again

And of course Conrad leaked the jerseys
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:09 am

Interesting approach with the jerseys, having the players' team logos on the front. Kind of a mix of previous concepts where players wore their own team jerseys, before returning to East and West jerseys with the logo on the back. I'm not really feeling it, but I will say that it's interesting.

Meanwhile, the dunk contest is shaping up to be a good one. At least, it sounds like it'll be a good field:

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon will be competing in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest for the third straight year, reports Yahoo! Sports.

The participants are expected to be officially announced next week.

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (Gordon’s former teammate), and Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. are also expected to participate, per Yahoo!

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. is on the fence.

It is sort of a surprise that Gordon is competing, because the former Wildcat said after the 2017 Dunk Contest that he would not be participating in 2018.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Jackal on Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:35 pm

Has a very Spurs/Nets vibe to it. Maybe they could've left the team logo's with color on the front, not sure if it would work but it would be a bit more colorful.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:36 am

Glad to see Gordon back to see what he can do. It was a shame he was injured last year. I thought he should have won what was one of the best contests of all time. That shit was crazy

Not sure about Nance. he jumps high but I don't see him really doing any tricks. He should have defenders come out for his dunks so he can dunk on them
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Lamrock on Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 am

All-star selections (best part of the all-star game in my opinion) look pretty good! While you could practically make a second all-star team out of guys who didn't make it in the West (CP3, Lou, PG, Booker, Jokic, Singler, etc.), it's hard to argue with the 12 chosen. The East looks good as well, with the only iffy selection being John Wall. (I'd have gone with Drummond or Dragic)
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Postby Sauru on Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:48 am

why do we even have east and west selections? why not just pick the players from an overall pool since the east vs west thing is over with?
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:52 am

Sauru wrote:why do we even have east and west selections? why not just pick the players from an overall pool since the east vs west thing is over with?


I guess they're still figuring out how to work with the new format, but I agree. I didn't think East vs. West was the real problem, more the general attitude towards the game, but I'm hoping shaking it up will help stoke interest and competitive fires, and change all that.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby NovU on Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:04 am

CP3 should have made it. Harden and CP3 are proving to be the best backcourt duo ever.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:19 pm

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Interesting that LeBron picked Durant, not to mention Kyrie. I'd say he picked the better squad overall, too.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:50 pm

Do they have the draft order?
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Seems Durant was first, because he and others are making jokes about the 2007 Draft.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Sauru on Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:19 am

if they are gonna do this then they need to do it online or someshit. cash in on that. at the very least let us know what order everyone was selected in
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:19 am

Detroit may not be in the playoff picture at the moment (9th), but I consider Andre Drummond a huge snub. For what he does for that team night in and night out, I would have placed him in the all star game instead of Al Horford (This coming from a Celtics fan). Horford has been solid, but he has also disappeared (A la, the recent game against Orlando, I was at the game) in many games. He's a gifted passer for a big, but 13 ppg and 7.8 rpg in my opinion doesn't cut it (nor does the eye test this season).

He has not played up to his earnings. It reminds me of Horace Grants all star appearance in 93-94, but he even averaged 15 and 11. Yes, record plays a factor, but lets not just throw players on the all star team because they are on a top team.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:28 am

Agreed, Drummond got the Lillard treatment this year.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby NovU on Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Side story, but have you guys been following Drummond versus Embiid story? It's hilarious how Embiid outright eats him alive and comes up on top in each bout. Embiid would keep on taking shot at Drummond. Drummond being a nice guy would respond in nice way but he should man up and fight back. In all star selection, Embiid wins yet again it seems.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:52 pm

Who's gonna replace Cousins? Poor dude is done for the season.

NovU wrote:Side story, but have you guys been following Drummond versus Embiid story? It's hilarious how Embiid outright eats him alive and comes up on top in each bout. Embiid would keep on taking shot at Drummond. Drummond being a nice guy would respond in nice way but he should man up and fight back. In all star selection, Embiid wins yet again it seems.

Embiid really the Enes Kanter of social media. Dude is always trying to start something with other players. But I'll admit, the KAT burn was hilarious :lol:
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:35 am

CP3 should probably take his place
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:31 am

NovU wrote:Side story, but have you guys been following Drummond versus Embiid story? It's hilarious how Embiid outright eats him alive and comes up on top in each bout. Embiid would keep on taking shot at Drummond. Drummond being a nice guy would respond in nice way but he should man up and fight back. In all star selection, Embiid wins yet again it seems.


Embiid has Shot .432% against Drummond combined in the last 2 outings. Including one where he shot 7 for 21. Embiid is absolutley better than Drummond, I think Embiid is the best center in the game. But a lot of what he does is just talking, reminds me of Gilbert Arenas and his NBA blogs. Drummond is averaging about 13 points and 11-13 boards a game in the 3 meetings with Embiid, with his defensive numbers being his normal self.

Drummond should still be on the all star team as the backup, with Embiid as the starter. Embiid has that old school post game that I love.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:36 am

I like Embiid's game, but I too get a Gilbert Arenas vibe from him. I find that act gets a bit tiresome after a while, but I also get why it's popular.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:53 pm

Paul George is replacing Boogie, it seems.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:49 pm

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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:59 am

John Wall is out 6-8 weeks and is therefore a scratch from the game, so Drummond will take his place.
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby [Q] on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:18 am

Gordon is still hurt so I'm glad he's not forcing it like last year. Donovan Mitchell seems like a worthy replacement
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Re: 2018 NBA All Star game

Postby Andrew on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:52 am

I'd say so, too. He's got the athleticism, hopefully he brings the creativity.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Andrew on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 am

All-Star Weekend is upon us once more. Any predictions?

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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am

If you guys had to choose the 5 guys that would be top performers in the rookie/soph game, who would you choose? One guy would get 1.5 points. Here is my prediction:

Donovan Mitchell (1.5)
Dennis Smith Jr
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Buddy Hield (throw in)

Doing this lineup on daily fantasy. The top 4 are the ones I think will take the game the most seriously.

I'm doing this on FanDuel (similar to draft kings). I maxed out the salary with these choices.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Andrew on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:44 am

I'm obviously pretty biased, but I'd say Ben Simmons. I think he also has a point to prove, feeling he was snubbed from the All-Star Game. Personally I think he'd have probably made it if he kept up his early season form, but he slumped a bit and that hurt his chances. In any event, I'm expecting (hoping?) that he'll have a big game.

I'll say...

Ben Simmons
Joel Embiid
Donovan Mitchell
Jayson Tatum
Brandon Ingram
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:48 am

Andrew wrote:I'm obviously pretty biased, but I'd say Ben Simmons. I think he also has a point to prove, feeling he was snubbed from the All-Star Game. Personally I think he'd have probably made it if he kept up his early season form, but he slumped a bit and that hurt his chances. In any event, I'm expecting (hoping?) that he'll have a big game.

I'll say...

Ben Simmons
Joel Embiid
Donovan Mitchell
Jayson Tatum
Brandon Ingram


I cant do Simmons and Embiid, they cost a bit much (The fake salary). I could sub out Mitchell for Simmons, but i feel like Simmons won't take the game as seriously. Hopefully I'm right, otherwise my lineup will be dead in the water.

I certainly think Tatum will come to play. Surprised you don't have Smith Jr on there.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Andrew on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:52 am

He was on the shortlist, definitely a viable option.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby [Q] on Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 am

Makes sense, probably the least two "deserving" all stars.

I dunno who will win, but i am rooting for Rachel Damita or Justin Beiber to win MVP

Smith is a popular pick for dunk contest. I like Donovan but I haven't seen much from him as far as tricks go.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Andrew on Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:54 pm

2/2 so far.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Jackie Kong on Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:35 am

Can't remember when was the last time I had fun watching the all-star weekend. High scores are pretty but not when the game is an actual glorified practice The skills contest is sort of nice though even though they mixed pgs with big men. I also like the Dunk contest but I wish they would have kept it simple with nothing but the legends votes as it used to be.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:38 am

At least they've gone back to the traditional format for the dunk contest, but the choice of judges - outside Dr J, of course - is weird this year.
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Re: 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 am

[Q] wrote:Makes sense, probably the least two "deserving" all stars.

lol what?
Horford, possibly, but Aldridge least deserving?
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