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Friday, February 03, 2006

Marc Stein of ESPN.com Chooses Howard

Marc Stein of ESPN.com Chooses Howard and Bosh as his reserve forwards from the Eastern Conference for the All-Star game. The following is how he justifies his choice:

"THE CASE: The two best young big men in the game not named Amare have been so good that I can look past the fact that neither plays for a team with a winning record. Given how much time Grant Hill has missed in Orlando, and considering Toronto's more-than-decent play (15-15) since a 1-15 start, Howard and Bosh are irresistible. Especially in an Eastern Conference that, Detroit aside, has been wholly disappointing. I have a bigger problem with the Nets sitting at a mere two games over .500 (injuries only explain so much) than I have with rewarding Howard and Bosh. The only disclaimer here is that going with the kiddies, as backups to starters LeBron James and Jermaine O'Neal, means that I'll have to exclude Paul Pierce or Vince Carter."


  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    There are only 6 players in the league that are averaging 10+ rebounds a game. Every single one of them will be an all-star most likely except Dwight Howard who is the #1 re-bounder. Of course the others; Wallace, Marion, Duncan, Garnett, and Brand are all on winning teams with the exception of KG. Does Howard deserve to be an all-star? I don't see how not... Orlando has been hit with every problem possible this year, and somehow we could still make the playoffs. Dwight is putting up 15/13 and he is only 20. Reward the kid; he's going to play a big part in the future of the NBA. Why wait any longer, make him an all-star, he deserves it.

  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    It would be great for his development if he makes the team at 20 years old. Might help a few of his teammates recognize his proper place on the team as well.

    Nice timing on Jermaine O'Neil's part to open up a potential spot on the team for Howard.

  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Bosh is a nice player, and I understand why he could be an all-star. But a case could be made that the only reason he is putting up the numbers he is, is because he is the only guy on a bad team. So he's free to do what he wants, and he is their #1 option. For Howard in Orlando, that's not the case, he fights for everything he gets, and has never been the #1 option.

  • At 5:09 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Jermaine O'Neil's unavailability might just do the trick for Dwight. It would be nice if he makes it.


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