December 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm #24401
Through 29 games, CJ sits at 20.1 ppg, and in the Top 20 in NBA scoring. Is he an All-Star? Not many 2 guards, other than Curry (who is really a 1) better than him at the moment.December 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm #24402
Interesting point. By far, the best SG in basketball is James Harden but after that it’s a pretty big drop with most of the better ones in the NBA East. Right now, CJ and Klay Thompson are neck and neck for #2 in the West. CJ has an edge in scoring, assists and steals. Thompson is shooting the ball a bit better. Thompson has the rep though and his team is on fire. CJ certainly #2/3 in the West.
Just my opinion.December 22, 2015 at 12:55 pm #24406
Yes, Harden best although he takes a ton of shots and shoots it barely at 40%, worse than CJ. I think CJ has a little more to his game than Thompson, who is primarily a stand still jump shooter. CJ will probably get passed over as he is on a pretty bad team and Lilliard will make it.December 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm #24410
CJ is scoring well, and I love that our guy is having success at the next level – but he is nowhere near an all-star right now.
Don’t forget the all star team is not a real roster and there are guards like Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Tony Parker, etc. in addition to Curry, Thompson, Harden, and Lillard. Not to mention that going deeper into the stats and looking at efficiency take some of the shine off CJ’s numbers.December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm #24415
We all know it’s a sham with the fan voting, which is why Kobe will be on there. And a guy like DRose voted on, when he misses half the games. Actually, the rosters do mirror real rosters. Look at last year’s rosters, both teams have about 3 centers, 3 PF’s, 3 SF’s, and 3 SG’s and 3 PG’s, give or take on how you classify certain guys. Tony Parker’s numbers are really bad (13 and 5). Bledsoe is certainly deserving. I don’t think anybody really looking at efficiency in picking those rosters. It’s about putting the ball in the basket, no matter how many shots go up.December 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm #24425
It’s definitely a reputation contest, for the starters at least. I think CJ might have a shot as a reserve; that’s usually a more legitimate process, I think.December 23, 2015 at 12:39 am #24431
Not sure CJ’s an all-star yet, being second-highest scorer on last place team.
That said, he is awfully fun to watch. Does great things with and without the ball.
If he can keep healthy, he will one day be an all-star.December 23, 2015 at 2:28 am #24437
He couldn’t go last night, 2 sprained ankles. No CJ or Lillard last night.December 23, 2015 at 3:12 am #24439
Started doing some research after seeing Lehigh90 post and found this: Old, but good Q&A:December 23, 2015 at 3:36 am #24440
I love that CJ has no tattoos.January 8, 2016 at 1:02 am #24718
Guy’s planning his butt off and then …
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