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Offline OttawaCeltic

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 ??? He's averaging more pts and assists than Deng too...

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Re: What The Flip Moment: Paul Pierce Doesn't Make The All-Star Team
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He can rest over the break

Pierce passed over for All-Star game
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Despite being the 14th leading scorer in the NBA, Pierce was passed over for the All-Star game.  In the end, I guess the powers that be decided that a below-.500 team didn't deserve three all-stars.

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Piece is in the same class as George and Deng this year; the stats are all pretty close.


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Meh. deng isn't an all star. But neither is PP this year.

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Plus the NBA really dont like the Celtics

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Meh. deng isn't an all star. But neither is PP this year.

Pierce needs to rest those legs anyway. Shame josh smith got robbed again.

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It's all on him... had he not played like a D-League player for the last 2 weeks, he would probably be in instead of Deng! There were also other players who got snubbed more than PP imo...

Good for him though, let him rest... and maybe some self-critisism about his recent performance might also be helpful!
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I have no qualms with Pierce getting the rest, to be quite honest.

He's made plenty of these games in the past.


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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 07:43:28 PM »

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This could actually be a blessing in disguise.

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paul george and deng are not all stars.

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Despite being the 14th leading scorer in the NBA, Pierce was passed over for the All-Star game.  In the end, I guess the powers that be decided that a below-.500 team didn't deserve three all-stars.
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East Reserves: Chris Bosh, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah, Paul George, Luol Deng, Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving

Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2IwXZmSin

Piece is in the same class as George and Deng this year; the stats are all pretty close.

I'd say this is the reason.  Coaches like to preach that individual accolades (like All-Star appearances) come from team performance to encourage team play.  Not that shocking that a sub .500 team in the 8 spot in the conference doesn't have 25% of the East's All-Stars.

Plus the NBA really dont like the Celtics

I'd say this isn't the reason.  Paul (and other Celtics) have made the All-Star game many times before.

This could actually be a blessing in disguise.

It certainly can't hurt.  Maybe a snub is extra motivation.  Maybe a little extra rest helps.  There really is now downside to this from a team standpoint.

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I never did like these All Star games in all sports

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Deng deserves it over Pierce. I am happy Deng got the nod.

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Eh, Pierce might still get in as an injury replacement (Deng).
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Is it just me, or did they announce the reserves really early this year?

Last year the reserves were announced on 2/9 (but lockout, so whatever).

But in 2011 the reserves were announced on 2/3 I think, with the starters announced on 1/28.

2010 it was something like 1/28 for reserves and 1/22 for starters.

There's still 3 1/2 weeks till the All-Star game, and most teams have like 10+ games during that stretch.

Just seems so early.


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