No kiddies all-star game for DeRozan
Is this a snub?
You could sure make that case.
Just got word from the NBA on the rosters for the Rookie-Sophomore silliness as part of all-star weekend and, as a surprise to me, there’s no DeMar DeRozan on the rookie team.
Instead, the panel took this auspicious group:
Tyreke Evans of Sacramento, his Kings teammate Omri Casspi, Stephen Curry of Golden State, DeJuan Blair of the Spurs, Jonny Flynn of Minnesota, James Harden of Oklahoma City, Taj Gibson of Chicago, Brandon Jennings of the Bucks and Jonas Jerebko of Detroit.
I can’t argue with a lot of those suggestions except Jerebko. No way I’d take him over DeRozan but they never asked me for my vote.
The two of them score about the same, Jerebko has better rebounding stats but DeRozan’s a bigger part of a better team.
I think they got it wrong.
And by “they” I mean NBA assistant coaches, who were the voters in this.
The sophomore team?
Chicago's Derrick Rose, Miami’s Michael Beasley, Eric Gordon of the Clippers, Kevin Love from Minnesota, Brook Lopez of the Nets, Danilo Gallinari of the Knicks, Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City and a pair of Grizzlies: Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo.
Think that’s a pretty solid group.
Anyway, that’s the latest I’ve got for you at the moment.