Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Bibby has skill though...he should be an all star once at least.
Yeah I agree. It's made him pretty underrated, a lot of people think Parker, Paul, and Cassel are better. One thing a lot of people don't know is that Mike can be a traditional PG and a scoring PG, it just depends what his coach asks. The year Webber was traded and Miller broke his leg, during that last like 30 games Mike was getting a ton of assists and his average rose to 6.8 even though IIRC he'd only been getting around 5 before that. This season before Artest came to Sac we had little outside shooting and the team not only had trouble defending, they also had trouble scoring. Bibby put up 20/5.5 with a few 40 point games. There were nights he carried the team either by creating shots for guys like Martin and Miller or by scoring. Every year another PG seems to break out or impress and Mike's steady improvement is forgotten by the all star voters and a lot of people in general.
Artest should be an all star IMO just because he's so good on D. He'll probably get DPOY and All NBA defense as long as he plays the whole season, if he gets his offense where he wants it to be(20+PPG) and he keeps handling the ball getting 4-5 assists I think he'll make it. Then again he'll basically be trying to take either Marion or McGrady's spot.
I dunno I guess we'll see how it plays out, I'm hopeful they both make it though.