No Nets Make NBA All-Star Team

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, no members of the Brooklyn Nets made the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve. The Nets rank third in the Eastern Conference with a 26-16 record.

The biggest snub on this list is Brook Lopez; in 35 games, Lopez has averaged 18.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game on 52.1% shooting from the field. The team is 9.1 points per 100 possessions with him on the court, and his 25.4 PER ranks fourth overall in the league, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul. The Nets are 24-11 when Lopez plays and 2-5 when he sits.

Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls center Joakim Noah both made the team over Lopez. Lopez

No Nets also means no Deron Williams and no Joe Johnson, both players having on-the-fence All-Star seasons. Johnson was more likely to make the team because of the East's lack of wing depth, and Williams was facing off against multiple point guards having excellent seasons. Kyrie Irving and Jrue Holiday were the Eastern Conference point guard reserves.

Comments

  1. avatar DanRodriguez804 says:

    Wow, how does Lopez not make it? TNT analysts say its backlash for Avery getting fired, which also calls into question the credibility of reserve voting. I just hope he now plays with a chip on his shoulder and abuses other centers.

  2. avatar brooklynballers says:

    This is one of the most disgusting, appalling, atrocious, outrageous, unfair, and stupid things that I have ever witnessed during sports. Since Brook Lopez is not in the All Star Game, I call a complete boycott of the All Star Game by Nets Fans. Let’s not give the Angel of Stern the satisfaction by watching this joke of a game. I thought that since that the Nets are now in New York they would get some respect but I guess I was wrong. The New Jersey era is quite the hangover to get out form under.

    1. avatar brooklynballers says:

      *from* under