Predicting NBA All-Star Rosters After 1st Quarter of 2015-16 Season

December 15th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
It's never too early to talk NBA All-Star rosters.

So...let's talk NBA All-Star rosters!

The Association's regular season is old enough to estimate who will partake in the 2016 exhibition affair in Toronto on February 14. The sample size makes this exercise less of a shot in the dark, and more of an informed, common sense-based primer.

Individual performances and statistics are the driving force behind most selections but not all of them. We have to take into account the fan vote that determines starters. It doubles as a popularity poll and often favors household names who aren't playing up to All-Star snuff.

There is more freedom when it comes to choosing reserves. The league's head coaches vote on those and aren't as heavily seduced by flashy reputations. 

Rosters will stretch 12 players deep, and the seven reserves for each team are a mix of backcourt and frontcourt components. Coaches for either side are not included because their presence is completely objective. The head honchos from the East's and West's best teams are awarded the reins of that conference's All-Star roster.

Now, let us peer into the ...

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