On Thursday TNT announced the starters of the NBA Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams. Since we are an Atlantic Division based website, the main starters representing the respected division are Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett, as well as New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony.
The Boston Celtics (20-18) must feel a bit reluctant to snag two starting spots as they sit five games out of the top spot in
the Atlantic Division.
Rondo, who earns his fourth All-Star appearance, has been quietly holding his own his Doc Rivers’ team in the 2012-13 season posting 13.0 points, 11.2 assists (league leading), and 5.1 rebounds in 33 games. Recently, the 26-year-old recorded his 26th career triple-double.
Garnett, on other hand, grants his 15th All-Star game in 17 years. His presence on the Boston Celtics has showed in various ways, leadership and production. In the 2012-13 season, KG has averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 38 contests.
Carmelo Anthony, who has been remarkable in the 2012-13 season with 29.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game, seeks his sixth All-Star appearance.
Other members on the Eastern Conference include Miami Heat’s small forward LeBron James (nine appearances) and shooting guard Dwyane Wade (nine appearances).
Western Conference starters go as followed (a bit of LaLa and Lob City to say the least):
PG: Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (six appearances)
SG: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (15 appearances)
SF: Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder (four appearances)
PF: Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers (three appearances)
C: Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers (seven appearances)
The voting is not over yet. Go and cast your vote for the All-Star reserves.