This is the list where Amar'e was number one for a good amount of time this year.
Now I checked this week's edition, and I noticed something funny. Amar'e dropped a lot last week, to number 8 to be precise. This week he has dropped out of the Top 10 completely and is part of the Honorable Mentions. Guess who's one of the players tied for number 10 on that list.
No. 10 (tie): Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Raymond Felton, Zach Randolph
Yes, it's a group entry and yes, it's a feel-good gesture to the guys most snubbed by the coaches in selecting the All-Star reserves. All of them -- the Timberwolf, the Trail Blazer, the Knick and the Grizzly -- played well enough in the season's first three months to earn trips to Los Angeles. So the committee wanted to give them a little love, especially to Minnesota's big Love, if only for a week.
Dropping out: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York (No. 8 last week); Deron Williams, Utah (No. 9), and Manu Ginobili, San Antonio (No. 10).
Honorable mention: Ginobili; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers; Joe Johnson, Atlanta; Josh Smith, Atlanta; Stoudemire; Williams.