January 23, 2009

Andrew Bynum Making a Case for the All-Star Team

For the second straight game, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum had a strong game in a Lakers win. Bynum dropped 23 points and 14 rebounds on the hapless Washington Wizards that featured Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee (not exactly the most imposing pair in the league).

Despite facing weaker centers, Bynum has displayed more aggressiveness in the offensive end and picked up his rebounding in the past couple of games. Perhaps Drew is making a case for the Western Conferences to chew on when the seven players to complete the West All-Stars.

It has been announced that Kobe Bryant has been voted to start in the 2009 All-Star Game in Phoenix. Most likely, Pau Gasol will be selected by the coaches in to the team, as a power forward. Bynum will be going up against former Laker Shaquille O'Neal as the back-up center to Yao Ming.

Based on my assessment, I predict the reserve West All-Stars will be:

  1. Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers
  2. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
  4. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
  5. Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets
  6. Brandon Roy, Portland Trailblazers
  7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

I predict he East coaches will be selecting these reserves:

  1. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
  2. Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
  3. Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic
  4. Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks
  5. Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
  6. Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
  7. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland Cavaliers

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