[blog_list thumb="medium" showposts="12" post_content="excerpt" category_in="13"]Why haven’t the Warriors had all-stars in particular years? Because the Warriors are the Warriors. It’s that simple.
Klay Thompson wasn’t even selected for the Rookie Sophomore Rising Stars game. That’s how bad it was. If they say the Warriors’ Monta Ellis wasn’t an all-star because his team didn’t win, then why did Deron Williams get to be an all-star? It’s all about reputation, either you’re voted in, or you’re not selected. If you think of the word “all-star,” it’s really about individual performance.
Right now, Stephen Curry is the ninth-leading scorer in the NBA, and he has had four consecutive double-doubles with assists. Don’t get me wrong, I would chose him over any other PG in the league. I think he’s a talented guy, who can shoot incredibly, and use his acumen on the basketball court. If it’s one guy, it has to be Stephen Curry.
What about David Lee? Lee is also in this category. Lee is in the top 10 for scoring in the past month and he and Curry really know what they’re doing. These last couple of games have been hectic, but Lee and Curry have both had some really stand-out performances. Now that the Warriors are finally winning, they will most likely produce an all-star this year.
Lee and Curry are both in the top-10 in scoring for the passed month. They’re doing really well in assists and rebounds, and are being recognized for their hard play. It won’t be long till one of them wins the Western Conference Player of the Week. With the way they’re playing, they’re both on the way to an all-star game. The likely choice, however is Curry.
Can the Warriors have one person participating in all three nights? Well let’s think about it. The Skills Challenge, Stephen Curry will likely be in that. This is an even which is missed last year due to his injury, but the year before that he had won the title. He will likely be back to compete against Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, maybe Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul. That’ll be up there for Curry, but this even shows that he is performing amongst the top guards in the league.
The the Rising Stars, Rookie-Sophomore game will likely include Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, so that’s always good. The three-point contest could include Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. This, of course, depends on whether they can keep their percentages high enough or not.
If the Warriors keep playing at their current rate, there’s no doubt in my mind that all-star weekend will have Thompson, Lee, and/or Curry featured in it.