I know this is a little late, but this years Allstar selections threw up a few surprises.
In the East the starters are:
Meanwhile, the reserves are comprised of the following:
(One of the reserves will take the injured Rondo’s place in the starting lineup.).
Out West the first five is to the tune of:
And the reserves are:
To be honest this isn’t based who did and didn’t make the team but more about which current players on the rosters, and even some that didn’t make it will shape how the NBA looks in the future.
There are a combined 7 debutants on both rosters and a couple of players that didn’t make it that could’ve.
On the other hand, James Harden, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday and Derrick Rose (I know he didn’t make the team but he would have if he wasn’t injured.) are all relatively young and still, arguably, not in their respective primes.
Then you have players that didn’t make the cut or could in the future like OJ Mayo, Jeremy Lin, Damian Lillard, Nikola Vucevic, Glen Davis, Kenneth Faried, Eric Bledsoe, JR Smith, Ty Lawson, Andre Drummond, John Wall, Eric Gordon, Al Jefferson, Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings, Larry Sanders, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Josh Smith, Al Horford, Stephen Curry and a good few others that really have the future of the league in their young hands.
There are plenty of players right now, that are on the cusp of stardom that just need to make that final push. There are others like DeMarcus Cousins that need to grow up to really show their true potential.
Of course right now, we have CP3, Durant, Melo, Bron and Kobe in the midst of career years and all the drama that goes with it, just don’t lose sleep of the future of the NBA, it’s in good, maybe great, hands.