NBA All-Star teams are selected

DaMichael Jackson-Helm staff writer
February 4th, 2017

The All Stars are coming up this month, and with the games being held in New Orleans the starters for the East and West have been selected.

For the Eastern Conference, fans have voted for Kyrie Irving to star as their point guard. It’s not shocking that Kyrie is starting this year and in the same place he started in the All Star game in 2014. This young player has establish himself as one of the best point guards in the league and a premier scorer as well.

At shooting guard is DeMar DeRozan, who has been having a fantastic season so far with averages of 28, 5, 4 helping the Raptors to stay as the second seed.

At the small and power forward positions are Jimmy Butler and LeBron James. These players are recognized as two of the best two way players in the league and Eastern Conference with Butler, the small forward for the game and franchise face for the Bulls, average a stat line of 25, 6, 5 as he has taken the position as the primary scorer for the team, and Lebron, who is having a MVP caliber season this year as well.

At the center position is the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo. This 22 year-old star has become the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to average over 20 points with five assists and two blocks per game.

The reserves for the game are Paul George, John Wall, Isiah Thomas, Kemba Walker, Paul Millsap, and Kevin Love.

For the Western Conference, the starting point guard is Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP and 2015 NBA champion for the Golden State Warriors. At the 2 guard is James Harden, the leading player in assist and MVP candidate.

At the three and four positions are Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant for the Spurs and Warriors. Playing at the center position is Anthony Davis, the franchise face of the New Orleans Pelicans. The reserves for the Western Conference All-Stars are Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, and Gordon Hayward.

These are the players that have manage to impress fans and coaches this season and earn their way into being on the All-Stars teams this year.

It will be a battle between the East and West. Which conference will come out on top of the game? We’ll just have to wait and see on February 17 in New Orleans.

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