February 1, 2014 7:42 pm
Should Anthony Davis be an All-Star?
The NBA All-Star rosters were finalized earlier this week and as always, there were several surprising names left off. In the Western Conference, the one snub that’s gotten a lot of attention is New Orleans Pelicans’ power forward Anthony Davis. In 37 games this season, Davis is averaging 20.4 points per games, 10.4 rebounds per game, and 3.3 blocks per game. While it would certainly be difficult to make a case for the removal of any of the other big men on the Western Conference roster, it just doesn’t seem right that a big man averaging 20 and 10 is not an All-Star. Although DeMarcus Cousins and Al Jefferson are both in the same predicament (Jefferson is averaging 19.9 PPG), the fact that Davis leads the league in blocks by almost 1 full block per game strong case makes him an even stronger candidate. I believe a case can be made that he should be on the team over Dirk Nowitzki, who’s averaging 21.8 points per game but only 6.2 rebounds per game. Do you think the Pelicans big man deserves a chance to play in the All-Star in front of his home crowd in New Orleans?
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