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Old 10-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default NBA All-Star balloting changes: Now two player categories, guards and frontcourt

The NBA is finally doing something about the Duncan Dilemma

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For the first time, the NBA All-Star Ballot will feature two position choices, guards and frontcourt, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced today.

Fans will select two guards and three frontcourt players when choosing the starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Previously, the ballot featured three positions with fans picking two guards, two forwards and a center.



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Old 10-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

Yes Shaq (personality of the NBA) the last dying breed of real centers has retired. All the effin "power forwards" to keep themselves from being compared to Shaq can finally breathe in relief. Now everyone plays two "power" forwards instead of calling one a center.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

Still not far enough.

It needs to be:

PG - Wing - Wing - Big - Big

But oh well, progress is progress and I like it better than what we had.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

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Still not far enough.

It needs to be:

PG - Wing - Wing - Big - Big

But oh well, progress is progress and I like it better than what we had.

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

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Still not far enough.

It needs to be:

PG - Wing - Wing - Big - Big

But oh well, progress is progress and I like it better than what we had.

I was gonna say this. However, what about guys like Bron? Could he be a PG?

Teams could get super crazy with 2 sgs and 3 centers haha.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:01 AM   #8
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I was gonna say this. However, what about guys like Bron? Could he be a PG?

Teams could get super crazy with 2 sgs and 3 centers haha.

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who cares. top 5 vote getters are starters. It's an All Star game after all.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

Good move.

I think, not only should the league remove Centers but also the other positions (Forwards and Guards), i.e. to make all-star selection completely open position-wise.

There're at least 8~9 All-Star class PGs (CP3, Westbrook, Rose, D.Will, Rondo, Parker, Nash, Irving, Rubio, Lin), compared to only 2 AS class SGs, only about 3~4 AS class SFs and only 2 AS class Cs.

I think it's ok to see a PG/PG/PG/PF/PF lineup in ASG as long as that large pool of PG and PF talents are really All-star worthy and the league is really lacking SG, SF and C talents.
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #11
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

Hmmm...in the 90's you could have had Hakeem/DRob vs Shaq/Ewing, if this had been in place....
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

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I was gonna say this. However, what about guys like Bron? Could he be a PG?

Teams could get super crazy with 2 sgs and 3 centers haha.

-Smak

It could be also super small.
For example : Rondo, Rose, Lebron, Carmelo, Pierce
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

I don't see why this is cool. It's one spot and it should go to a center. Why shouldn't actual centers be rewarded? Are we gonna going to ignore reality and complain that there are no more centers in basketball?



Why, because the Spurs and Duncan do what they've been doing for years, going after average centers to keep Duncan at PF instead of going after quality PF's and allowing Duncan to play most of the game at his natural position, where he spends much of the time anyway, as those centers are never very good?



Bynum must be pissed...watch Pierce have a monster year and be voted in by fans lol. It would be great to see Lebron, Carmelo, Pierce as the starting frontcourt.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #14
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Default Re: NBA to eliminate center position from All-star game

Now centers have to step their game up if they wanna be a starters. Given how many great PF's the are in the league it seems fitting. Remember when Jamaal Magloire started @ Center a few years back.

Having said that i can't really see anyone of those overtaking Howard in the West.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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Eliminating the Center position? Perfect. Been saying for years each team should have just 4 guys on the court.
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