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If you were an unbiased coach... (all-star)

I know there are like a million all star posts, but this one is a little different.

 

The six people that are battling for probably four or five reserve spots are (in no order) Monta Ellis, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, Russel Westbrook, Steve Nash, and Eric Gordon. Each has a strong case to make it and if played in the Eastern Conference would be locks. However, the West is deep, as you can see, so who doesn't make it?

To put the numbers to the test and what coaches are most likely going to look at in voting in the reserves are the numbers you see below. Say you were a coach, a completely unbiased coach for that matter, and did not care about the reputation of anyone in the league, who would be your final four roster spots for the West based on these numbers below?

 

 

MPG

FG%

3PG%

RPG

ASG

SPG

PPG

REC

32.7

.520

.394

3.7

10.8

0.7

17.2

18-21

36.1

.435

.239

5.1

8.4

1.9

22.4

27-14

31.6

.442

.367

4.0

4.7

1.8

18.9

35-6

38.1

.467

.340

3.2

4.6

1.3

23.9

15-25

32.9

.517

.333

3.3

6.9

1.4

17.5

35-6

40.9

.471

.390

3.3

5.6

2.3

25.7

17-23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You all probably already can tell who is who, but if not (in order) Steve Nash, Russel Westbrook, Manu Ginobli, Eric Gordon, Tony Parker, and Monta Ellis. Keep in mind i am an unbiased coach...The person I mark out first without question is Eric Gordon. He is trailing Monta in basically every category, while having a worse team record. That leaves only five, and two least people must be cut from the list. The next person I take out is Tony Parker. While Parker is playing really well on a winning ball club, his numbers aren't eye-popping. Every all-star's numbers should be eye-popping if you are talking about the best in most exciting players in the league playing in one game.

 

The all star roster will then most likely look like this.

Chris Paul

Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

Carmelo Anthony

Yao Ming Tim Duncan

Dirk Nowitizki

Pau Gasol

Kevin Love

Blake Griffin

Deron Williams

Monta Ellis

Steve Nash

Manu Ginobli

Russel Westbrook

 

The Problem is that there are 14 people on that list with only 12 roster spots. Lets say a Melo deal goes down that ships him to NY/NJ. That means one person has to go from the list of four. Honestly, I would take out Ginobli next. His numbers are better than Parker's, but not like the other 3. Which would make the reserve guards for the west Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Russel Westbrook, and Monta Ellis. The chances of that happening are slim though, because every coach is biased and also the team's record plays a huge role.

Hopefully, the coaches vote Monta in and then Ginobli could take Yao's spot instead of Duncan.  That would be the only way for Monta to make it realistically and Melo also has to be traded. But if you were unbiased, wouldn't you put Monta in?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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