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Hoop
02-01-2011, 06:40 PM
I was hoping for at least one of them to make it. :mad:

http://www.nba.com/2011/allstar/2011/02/01/rookie-challenge/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

This is the Rookie / Sophomore Game Lineups:

ROOKIE TEAM ROSTER
Eric Bledsoe L.A. Clippers G 6-1 195 Kentucky
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento C 6-11 270 Kentucky
Derrick Favors New Jersey F 6-10 246 Georgia Tech
Landry Fields New York G 6-7 210 Stanford
Blake Griffin L.A. Clippers F 6-10 251 Oklahoma
Wesley Johnson Minnesota G 6-7 205 Syracuse
Greg Monroe Detroit C 6-11 250 Georgetown
Gary Neal San Antonio G 6-4 210 Towson State
John Wall Washington G 6-4 195 Kentucky




SOPHOMORE TEAM ROSTER
DeJuan Blair San Antonio C 6-7 265 Pittsburgh
DeMar DeRozan Toronto G 6-7 220 USC
Stephen Curry Golden State G 6-3 185 Davidson
Tyreke Evans Sacramento G 6-6 220 Memphis
Taj Gibson Chicago F 6-9 225 USC
Jrue Holiday Philadelphia G 6-4 180 UCLA
Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City F-C 6-10 235 Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee G 6-1 169 Lottomatica Virtus Roma
Wesley Matthews Portland G 6-5 220 Marquette

jhondog28
02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Derozan over Hans? Are you kidding me?

BringJackBack
02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Wow. The rookie roster outside of Blake is weak.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Wes Johnson has sucked but he gets 30 mpg

pizza guy
02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Not surprised. Paul has had a good month, but he's otherwise been riding the pine on a sub .500 team. And, he was never really a big name in the draft. Even though he came with good reviews, he wasn't hyped up as much as the other guys.

Had DC stayed on the Hornets, he'd be on the Soph team. But again, a sub .500 team doesn't make many national stars or household names.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 06:44 PM
link?

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Not surprised. Paul has had a good month, but he's otherwise been riding the pine on a sub .500 team. And, he was never really a big name in the draft. Even though he came with good reviews, he wasn't hyped up as much as the other guys.

Had DC stayed on the Hornets, he'd be on the Soph team. But again, a sub .500 team doesn't make many national stars or household names.

Dude the Hornets havent been on national tv sice they drafted CP3

jhondog28
02-01-2011, 06:45 PM
I am actually more intrigued by Hans not making it as a sophmore. I know he is a bench player but I think he is deserving.

focused444
02-01-2011, 06:47 PM
:thumbdown I guess I understand DC being snubbed more than PG, but this game just got roughly 50% less interesting.

Maybe PG could replace Griffin if he's named to the actual All Star team?

jhondog28
02-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Dude the Hornets havent been on national tv sice they drafted CP3

I agree with PG not making it dude to his exposure and lack of playing time, the reason Collison didnt make it is due to his position.

pwee31
02-01-2011, 06:47 PM
The NBA is all about marketing, Indiana isn't a team to market. You do notice they got Bledsoe in the game since it's in LA.

NBA doesn't have to be rigged, to make sure things go their way

Sookie
02-01-2011, 06:48 PM
Jennings was out for a month, I don't think he should have made it. I don't know that DC should have made it, but he at least played..

PG is better than everyone on that list except Wall and Griffin, I really believe that. But he hasn't played enough, imo.

pacers74
02-01-2011, 06:48 PM
If we had a coach who would have played PG and TH enough minutes all season long, then they would have had a better chance. Also, DC had to play in JOB's system all season. What point guard would make any type of all-star team in that system.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 06:50 PM
I agree with PG not making it dude to his exposure and lack of playing time, the reason Collison didnt make it is due to his position.

ya Holiday puts up better stats and is better

Jennings is overrated

BringJackBack
02-01-2011, 06:51 PM
I think Collison, as of right now, is better than Jrue Holiday because if we put a freaking PnR guy with him he'd look like basketball Jesus.

Collison won't be better than Jrue in a couple of years though unless if Collison significantly improves every single year.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 06:53 PM
The NBA is all about marketing, Indiana isn't a team to market. You do notice they got Bledsoe in the game since it's in LA.

NBA doesn't have to be rigged, to make sure things go their way

Bledsoe is really the only other option at pg and he has played alright

Psyren
02-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Garbage.

What a damn joke. It's a pointless game though.

Also, that will keep PG and DC healthy. We don't need another AJ type episode.

pwee31
02-01-2011, 07:02 PM
I blame O'Brien for Hansbrough not making it, due to him not getting minutes consistently. Can't say he deserved it more than others, but Gibson and Ibaka would be close.

It's just a way for the NBA to market who they want to market.

I Love P
02-01-2011, 07:04 PM
That's f'n garbage. That news pisses me off.

Pacersalltheway10
02-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Bledsoe over PG???? YOU **** KIDDING ME? bledsoe averages 6 ppg and 4 apg . PG averages 8 ppg, 4 rpg and 1 apg.

"they put him in their because the games in LA" idk why the **** they did that. I dont want to watch some 6ppg player . I want to watch some real talent or I'm turning the channel to go watch the NFL network.

LA_Confidential
02-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Now I have no reason to watch this game.

xBulletproof
02-01-2011, 07:08 PM
George and Tyler didn't deserve it because of a lack of minutes.

Collison was borderline. Not a shock.

cdash
02-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Rookie/Sophomore game or who is in it?

Pacersalltheway10
02-01-2011, 07:11 PM
George and Tyler didn't deserve it because of a lack of minutes.

Collison was borderline. Not a shock.

i can see why collison didnt make it...kind of... although jennings was injured for over a month....

but bledsoe over PG24? That's just not right.

idioteque
02-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Rookie/Sophomore game or who is in it?

This. The Pacers drafted Paul George with the idea that he could be an All-Star in 4-5 years, not making the Rookie-Sophomore game this year.

90'sNBARocked
02-01-2011, 07:15 PM
ya Holiday puts up better stats and is better

Jennings is overrated

i got love for ya , but

Jennings>>>>>>>>Holliday

Hoop
02-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Rookie/Sophomore game or who is in it?
I understand why a lot of folks don't care one way or another about the R/S game, but it was our only chance for the Pacers to represented at All Star weekend. I'm a little disappointed.

jhondog28
02-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Rookie/Sophomore game or who is in it?

The Pacers need as much exposure as they can get. Who knows we put Collison in the game and he puts some moves on and attracts national attention. Might bring the non Pacer watchers into Conseco to check out the team. Believe me if there is one team who needs exposure it would be the Pacers

idioteque
02-01-2011, 07:23 PM
I understand why a lot of folks don't care one way or another about the R/S game, but it was our only chance for the Pacers to represented at All Star weekend. I'm a little disappointed.

I feel you in that respect, but patience, grasshopper, their time will come in the big game 3-4 years from now. :cool:

Shade
02-01-2011, 07:28 PM
Oh well. I guess Paul and Darren will just have to settle for future All-Star appearances instead.

Marlin
02-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Wanna bet George won't get snubbed next year? ;)

Also, I can understand why DC has been left off, but then again there's someone who has missed more than 20 games on that sophomore team. Could make for some head scratching.

Trophy
02-01-2011, 07:32 PM
They definitely didn't evaluate too well.

DC and Paul are well deserving and should be there instead of DeRozen and Bledsoe.

ballism
02-01-2011, 07:43 PM
There's no "snubbing" if you play in only 24 games. Injury, coaching, whatever, reasons do not matter.
Paul George 400 minutes
Landry Fields 1500 minutes
Wes Johnson 1250 minutes
Gary Neal 900 minutes on the best team in the league
Which of these wings does not belong?
I believe PG has more talent than either of those three, but you don't get a spot in the All-Star weekend for DNP-CDs.

As for Collison, it's a shame, he deserves it over DeRozan. But you can't take 4 point guards when you only have 9 roster spots. Stephen Curry / Jennings / Holliday. Not to mention, Tyreke Evans pretends to be a point guard too. Which point guard do you leave out for DC?

xBulletproof
02-01-2011, 07:43 PM
but bledsoe over PG24? That's just not right.

Bledsoe - 1119 minutes

George - 404 minutes

Heisenberg
02-01-2011, 07:45 PM
Jennings pulled outta the dunk contest (that he never should've been in), so I assume he'll pull outta this, right?

Trophy
02-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Jennings pulled outta the dunk contest (that he never should've been in), so I assume he'll pull outta this, right?

If he does then the obvious choice would be DC.

It's gonna take him a while before he gets back to his regular self and get back into the starting lineup.

He might want to use that week to rest some more.

Marlin
02-01-2011, 07:49 PM
There's no "snubbing" if you play in only 24 games. Injury, coaching, whatever, reasons do not matter.
Paul George 400 minutes
Landry Fields 1500 minutes
Wes Johnson 1250 minutes
Gary Neal 900 minutes on the best team in the league
Which of these wings does not belong?
I believe PG has more talent than either of those three, but you don't get a spot in the All-Star weekend for DNP-CDs.

As for Collison, it's a shame, he deserves it over DeRozan. But you can't take 4 point guards when you only have 9 roster spots. Stephen Curry / Jennings / Holliday. Not to mention, Tyreke Evans pretends to be a point guard too. Which point guard do you leave out for DC?
Agreed on Paul. As for DC, I'd have left home Jennings. Dude even pulled out of the dunk contest, let him heal quietly on his couch :p

ballism
02-01-2011, 07:57 PM
Agreed on Paul. As for DC, I'd have left home Jennings. Dude even pulled out of the dunk contest, let him heal quietly on his couch :p

Well if he does, DC is the obvious replacement. The other options like Casspi or Marcus Thornton don't even come close. But untill Jennings pulls out, I don't see a snub there. Not a fan of Jennings, but over these two years, his team won considerably more, and he played a bigger part.

Marlin
02-01-2011, 08:06 PM
Well if he does, DC is the obvious replacement. The other options like Casspi or Marcus Thornton don't even come close. But untill Jennings pulls out, I don't see a snub there. Not a fan of Jennings, but over these two years, his team won considerably more, and he played a bigger part.
Last year, sure. This season instead, off the top of my head, the Bucks have started climbing the standings since Jennings went out with his foot injury. Obviously having a healthier Bogut has helped (even with his "blood infection" they're reporting these days), but I wouldn't call Jennings' play great this year. Keyon Dooling is arguably having an at least comparable season, so far, which doesn't say much.

Trophy
02-01-2011, 08:07 PM
In a few more years, DC, Paul, and Tyler are gonna be huge parts for us when winning games.

They'll become well known league wide.

xIndyFan
02-01-2011, 08:19 PM
too bad for darren and tyler, but paul will be in it next year. that's the important thing.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Bledsoe - 1119 minutes

George - 404 minutes

Ya and Bledsoe is the only other good pg besides
Wall

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 08:33 PM
i got love for ya , but

Jennings>>>>>>>>Holliday

not that much better but he is better i was refering to why DC isnt in the game.

billbradley
02-01-2011, 08:59 PM
serge ibaka over harden? thats a snub on the same team.

Midcoasted
02-01-2011, 09:08 PM
Hopefully this is one of the last things we can blame on JOB and we can finally bury the hatchet and move on.