Every NBA Team’s Ideal 2016 All-Star Weekend Competitor

January 19th, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Let's throw a wrench into the daily grind of NBA All-Star Weekend discussions. 

The 2016 superstar showcase is in Toronto this year, and the Feb. 14 tipoff is fast approaching. The voting process will soon close, rosters will be announced shortly thereafter and the weekend slate will then be set in stone.

But what if the All-Star festivities were different? What if each team was allowed to choose one player as its representative in every major All-Star Weekend event? Who would end up in Toronto?

In answering these questions, we'll look only at the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and All-Star matchup itself—though the latter won't be as important as the previous three.

Selected names won't always be their respective team's most valuable contributor. They'll instead be the players most likely to hold their own and thrive in every aspect of the All-Star bash.

Statistics, play styles and, most importantly, good ol' fashion common sense will shape our choices. Injured players won't be up for consideration, so mourn Blake Griffin's absence now.

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