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vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Marc Gasol has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, but Pau Gasol has been left off team, league sources tell Y!

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:45 PM
About time for Aldridge.


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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star team, league sources tell Y!

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:47 PM
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vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:48 PM
Yep Danny is out as expected.



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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Atlanta's Joe Johnson has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Y! Sports.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:48 PM
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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Suns guard Steve Nash and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook are West All-Stars, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 07:49 PM
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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings was not named to his first All-Star team, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

kielbeze
02-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Thanks for this I am at work and can not follow along. As my good pal El Pacero would say. GraCias Senior!

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Yep Danny is out as expected.



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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details Atlanta's Joe Johnson has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Y! Sports.

Funny, I didn't read that Danny is out... :hmm:

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Got my torch and pitchfork at the ready. Hope I don't need them.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:05 PM
West reserve from TNT:

Love, Aldridge, Westbrook, Dirk, Parker, Nash, Gasol.

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:06 PM
So everyone tune in to TNT if you don't already know!

yoadknux
02-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Pierce made it, so I guess Danny didn't

Hypnotiq
02-09-2012, 08:06 PM
how the hell does dirk get in

reputation obviously

bballpacen
02-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Funny, I didn't read that Danny is out... :hmm:
I dont think that Danny loses a spot if Joe Johnson is selected... Now if Paul Pierce makes it...

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Shut Stompy Love up and lets get the East reserves announced!

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Everybody on that list deserves to be in but Dirk, that one is BS.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:09 PM
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Close Open Details Paul Pierce has been chosen to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, Doc Rivers says.

yoadknux
02-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala has been selected to the East All-Stars, league source tells Y! Sports.

I guess Hibbert is our last chance

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:09 PM
WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala has been selected to the East All-Stars, league source tells Y! Sports.
39 seconds ago

Kemo
02-09-2012, 08:13 PM
of COURSE , there would be a commercial lol

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:13 PM
WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
Indiana's Danny Granger did not make the East All-Stars, league sources tell Y!
28 seconds ago

kielbeze
02-09-2012, 08:15 PM
If noah makes it over hibbert I am driving to Chicago and setting the whole town on fire tonight.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:15 PM
Dwill made it? :wtf:

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
ROY IS GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!

Really?
02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
BIG ROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY yeah...

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Roy Hibbert made it :dance::dance:

ilive4sports
02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
BIG ROY!!!

Hypnotiq
02-09-2012, 08:17 PM
Hibbert in YES

Really?
02-09-2012, 08:17 PM
Pierce should not have made it, I thinkg Deng got Danny's spot though..

kielbeze
02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
HIB HIB!!!:dance:

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Brandon Jennings should have made it over DWill honestly... The Nets are too damn bad to have an all-star.

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Barkley is ranting about only 1 Pacer making it!

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:19 PM
HIB HIB!!!:dance:

HOO-ROY!

Heisenberg
02-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Barkley's got a crush on Danny or something

croz24
02-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Lol in no way has Danny been our best player Charles nor deserving for the All-Star game this year...

yoadknux
02-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Deng over Danny? lol

cdash
02-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA Close
Knowing Hibbert, he's probably in his hotel room in Memphis laughing at a former Pacers head coach right now.

Wow.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:21 PM
Dwill over Rondo is BS, I know Rondo was hurt but still.

Kemo
02-09-2012, 08:21 PM
CONGRATS BIG ROY!

imawhat
02-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Raise your hand if you thought Roy would be an all-star before the season started.

Congrats Roy!

Really?
02-09-2012, 08:22 PM
I think Deng Deserved it actually, but I will say Danny will probably make it when Carmelo is out because of injury..

KingGeorge
02-09-2012, 08:25 PM
Congrats to Big Roy!! Well deserved!

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:26 PM
How ****ing far we've come. Who would have ever thought that Charles Barkley would be defending us like crazy?

Danny Granger, Rondo, Jennings, and Josh Smith got snubbed and there is no way that Luol, DWill, and Pierce should have made it at all...

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:27 PM
I think Deng Deserved it actually, but I will say Danny will probably make it when Carmelo is out because of injury..

Hmm.... Perhaps.

bballpacen
02-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Can anyone post a complete list of the reserves for those of us working...

graphic-er
02-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Gotta love Charles, basically calling Kevin Love a chump after the interview.

Standing up for Granger.

Reward winning teams!

MTM
02-09-2012, 08:30 PM
I think they got the voting right for the most part, actually. So proud that Roy is representing the Blue and Gold.

DWill has been carrying that team, and he is definitely an All-Star player. Rondo is not playing at as high a level this year, and I love Rondo. But DWill deserved the nod this year.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Take That Houston.



Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
Details Hibbert, "I think back 2 my draft year, Houston said if they drafted me they would send me 2 D League for a year or 2. That was motivation."

avoidingtheclowns
02-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Can anyone post a complete list of the reserves for those of us working...

http://i41.tinypic.com/dlrgi8.png (http://www.nba.com/allstar/2012/players/index.html)

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:31 PM
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FavoritedFavorite Close Open Details More HIbbert, "I wouldn't be here without my teammates. They deserve just as much credit for helping me get here."

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:31 PM
http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/hibbert_2012_allstar.html

MiaDragon
02-09-2012, 08:32 PM
NICE!!

BringJackBack
02-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Man... Chuck is really on it tonight... Representing the smart fan well...

cdash
02-09-2012, 08:34 PM
DWill has been carrying that team, and he is definitely an All-Star player. Rondo is not playing at as high a level this year, and I love Rondo. But DWill deserved the nod this year.

DWill is carrying a crappy team and mailing in half these games. He doesn't deserve the nod this year imo.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:34 PM
I agree that Gay should be in, that one is BS.

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Shaq is doing a good job of representing the smart fan as well.

Both of them are right, you should NOT make the All-Star game if your team isn't winning.

Denver absolutely got screwed tonight.

Heisenberg
02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
I want Roy to show off his passing big time. Gonna be fun as long as he gets some decent minutes and people throw him the ball, which they didn't do for Danny.

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
MikeWellsNBA Mike Wells
Vogel gave the Pacers the day off, but Hibbert was at FedEx Forum working out with injured teammates Jeff Foster n George Hill today.
1 minute ago

cdash
02-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Denver absolutely got screwed tonight.

Well...I'm not certain about that. The only one you can make a real case for would be Lawson over Nash. Gallinari doesn't deserve it over any of the forwards that made it (and if he did, Gay deserved to get in before him). Nene hasn't been great this year. I just don't know who is an All-Star on that team. They are winning because they have a great home court advantage (altitude) and they are incredibly deep.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:39 PM
I agree with Barkley.

bballpacen
02-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Well...I'm not certain about that. The only one you can make a real case for would be Lawson over Nash. Gallinari doesn't deserve it over any of the forwards that made it (and if he did, Gay deserved to get in before him). Nene hasn't been great this year. I just don't know who is an All-Star on that team. They are winning because they have a great home court advantage (altitude) and they are incredibly deep.
Baby Al...

Just ask him...

Cactus Jax
02-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Shaq is doing a good job of representing the smart fan as well.

Both of them are right, you should NOT make the All-Star game if your team isn't winning.

Denver absolutely got screwed tonight.

My guess is that Danilo may have made it had he not injured himself. Dirk getting in is a joke though and Rudy Gay should have been next on the list instead.

Kemo
02-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Raise your hand if you thought Roy would be an all-star before the season started.

Congrats Roy!

Raises hand, but to clarify... I didn't think it would be THIS year.. but next year..

I had thought/hoped , that the 2011/2012 season would be the stepping stone season that would launch Roy into the AS game in 2013..

croz24
02-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Well...I'm not certain about that. The only one you can make a real case for would be Lawson over Nash. Gallinari doesn't deserve it over any of the forwards that made it (and if he did, Gay deserved to get in before him). Nene hasn't been great this year. I just don't know who is an All-Star on that team. They are winning because they have a great home court advantage (altitude) and they are incredibly deep.

Yes, Gallinari deserves it over Nowitzki, and you could easily make the case over Gay as well.

PacerPenguins
02-09-2012, 08:42 PM
CONGRATS HIBBERT!!! man i bet this gives him a boatload of confidence... great for us.... danny didn't deserve to make it imo

PacerPenguins
02-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Yes, Gallinari deserves it over Nowitzki, and you could easily make the case over Gay as well.

i believe the only reason y gallo didn't make it is bc he's hurt

Day-V
02-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Roy............................................... ............







HIBBERT!

focused444
02-09-2012, 08:45 PM
So proud of Roy!!

Nuntius
02-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Pierce should not have made it

Nah, Pierce has been playing quite good consistenly the last month. And since the Celtics are in a roll at the moment it was quite logical that he would get the nod over Danny. Especially, since we have Roy ;)

Edit: Also, Dirk shouldn't be make it. He even said himself that he'd prefer to rest than go to the ASG. Gay or Gallinari should have taken that nod. But other than that, most of the selections made sense.

ksuttonjr76
02-09-2012, 08:50 PM
I think Deng Deserved it actually, but I will say Danny will probably make it when Carmelo is out because of injury..

Tough call...if it wasn't for Danny's FG%, I would have EASILY taken him over Deng. Paul Pierce wasn't a bad selection IMHO.

Day-V
02-09-2012, 08:51 PM
And to think, during the off-season some experts on here were wanting to sign Nene/Gasol and have Roy come off the bench.

cdash
02-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Tough call...if it wasn't for Danny's FG%, I would have EASILY taken him over Deng. Paul Pierce wasn't a bad selection IMHO.

Problem there is the Bulls have the best record in the East. Therefore, they basically have to have two All-Stars. I have no issue with Deng making it over Danny, even if Danny were shooting in the 42% range.

Sandman21
02-09-2012, 08:51 PM
And to think, during the off-season some experts on here were wanting to sign Nene/Gasol and have Roy come off the bench.

Or trade Roy.

McKeyFan
02-09-2012, 08:52 PM
I think if Danny didn't have the slow start this year he may have made the All-Star game. Although, who sits? Johnson? Igoudala? The good teams ought to have at least one player represented.

Speed
02-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Congrats Roy, well deserved. Its encouraging to see someone work hard and get some recognition. Couldn't have happened to a better guy. I hope he's a Pacer for life.

Asher99
02-09-2012, 08:56 PM
Good to see all of Roy's hard work has been rewarded. Congrats to him and David Falk, its time to open up the checkbook for them.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 08:59 PM
I still remember the day that Roy was drafted, I was so happy, I also remember that few weeks after that I was driving downtown and saw Roy walking by the fieldhouse by himself with his workout Pacers gear, he deserves what he is getting for working so hard, Congrats Big Roy!!!! :)

Cactus Jax
02-09-2012, 09:00 PM
I think the decision for the voters most likely was either to have Deng/Hibbert, or Granger/Noah make it and they probably made the right decision. I feel Granger is doing a little better than Deng this year (Deng was hurt for a short period of time) but not as much as Hibbert is doing better than Noah.

ksuttonjr76
02-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Problem there is the Bulls have the best record in the East. Therefore, they basically have to have two All-Stars. I have no issue with Deng making it over Danny, even if Danny were shooting in the 42% range.

Record means nothing to me. If Danny is an important cog on this team, then he should be an All-Star selection. Ironic enough, if he had a higher FG%, then he would be averaging more PPG. Defensively, Danny has been the better player in clutch situations than Deng. Plus, Granger puts more pressure on the defense than Deng if you look at the FT attempts.

gummy
02-09-2012, 09:11 PM
I have no issues with Danny not being selected, though I think he has a shot as an injury replacement.

I was 90% sure Hibbert would be selected. So glad to see it happen! I'm also about that sure that the big fella will barely get to touch the ball during the game. Hope I'm wrong about that one!

cdash
02-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Record means nothing to me. If Danny is an important cog on this team, then he should be an All-Star selection. Ironic enough, if he had a higher FG%, then he would be averaging more PPG. Defensively, Danny has been the better player in clutch situations than Deng. Plus, Granger puts more pressure on the defense than Deng if you look at the FT attempts.

This just kind of seems like a bit of a homer post to me. Have you really been watching Deng that closely? I love Danny, and his D has been great, but Deng's is better. Record means nothing to you...well, okay, then Danny absolutely has no business being in the ASG. His numbers are down across the board.

LetsTalkPacers
02-09-2012, 09:15 PM
I cant picture Roy on the same team as Rose. I dont see too many passes coming his way from Rose.

gummy
02-09-2012, 09:16 PM
Wow.

Dahntay thought it was pretty funny:

dahntay1 (https://twitter.com/#%21/dahntay1) Dahntay

“<s>@</s>MikeWellsNBA (https://twitter.com/#%21/MikeWellsNBA): Knowing Hibbert, he's probably in his hotel room in Memphis laughing at a former Pacers head coach right now.” LMAO

BlueNGold
02-09-2012, 09:20 PM
You give Hibbert confidence and he'll just keep playing better.

Anyway, it's pretty clear we're in good shape when David West isn't one of our top two players in the eyes of people who know best.

ksuttonjr76
02-09-2012, 09:26 PM
This just kind of seems like a bit of a homer post to me. Have you really been watching Deng that closely? I love Danny, and his D has been great, but Deng's is better. Record means nothing to you...well, okay, then Danny absolutely has no business being in the ASG. His numbers are down across the board.

Record means nothing to me as in....


Problem there is the Bulls have the best record in the East. Therefore, they basically have to have two All-Stars.

I don't follow the "Team has the best record, so they should have xxx number of All-Stars" formula.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 09:26 PM
By the way, can you guys hear that?......... Yep it's Larry Bird printing Roy Hibbert's max contract next year.

gummy
02-09-2012, 09:27 PM
By the way, can you guys hear that?......... Yep it's Larry Bird printing Roy Hibbert's max contract next year.

A lot of us heard that about a month ago. That's just an echo you're getting now. ;)

cdash
02-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Record means nothing to me as in....



I don't follow the "Team has the best record, so they should have xxx number of All-Stars" formula.

Well that's kind of the argument for Granger though. The Pacers are playing so well and have such a good record that they deserve two All-Stars. Granger is the next logical choice, but his numbers aren't there. I agree that his FG% hurts him. Anything sub-40% hurts.

ndcoltsnpacers
02-09-2012, 09:37 PM
HIB HIB HAROOOOOYYY!!!

Am I the only one who's already pre-ordered Roy's All-Star jersey? I'm freakin jacked.

vnzla81
02-09-2012, 09:37 PM
A lot of us heard that about a month ago. That's just an echo you're getting now. ;)

I was expecting 12mil but now with the all star nomination he is going to get 14mil for sure, for example if instead of signing Danny before the All Star we had waited to sign him after, we could be paying close to Rudy Gay's kind of contract.

gummy
02-09-2012, 09:44 PM
I was expecting 12mil but now with the all star nomination he is going to get 14mil for sure, for example if instead of signing Danny before the All Star we had waited to sign him after we could be paying close to Rudy Gay's contract.

Eh. I'm not convinced that the All-Star selection has a big $$ impact, but there's no way to know for sure unless someone (team brass, Roy's agent, etc.) comes out and says so.

I'm still not 100% certain Roy will get the absolute max. If, for example, his production really goes down post break, that will hurt his value a little. Before the season I was thinking $9-10 mil per. After about a month I figured it would be close enough to the max that it might as well be it. $12, $13, $14 per year - any way you slice it it's going to be a hefty contract and the difference between the low end and the high end isn't going to break the bank.

BlueNGold
02-09-2012, 09:50 PM
By the way, can you guys hear that?......... Yep it's Larry Bird printing Roy Hibbert's max contract next year.

That's great. He'll be able to buy his clothes from somewhere other than Wal-mart Big & Tall.

gummy
02-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Roy's official All-Star reserve announcement video. It's not much, but here it is:

http://www.nba.com/video/channels/allstar/2012/02/09/20120201_as_reserve_hibbert.nba

Phree Refill
02-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Not likely to happen but if we can make up 3.5 games on Chicago over the next week and half we could have Vogel coaching this thing for the East. Can you imagine Vogel coaching the all star game? I wonder if it would sway players to want to come play for him. It's hard not to be enamored by the guy after spending just 10 minutes in his presence.

Shade
02-09-2012, 09:57 PM
Congrats, Roy! Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

TheDavisBrothers
02-09-2012, 10:00 PM
The West must not like red bull, cuz they don't have any wings

ksuttonjr76
02-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Well that's kind of the argument for Granger though. The Pacers are playing so well and have such a good record that they deserve two All-Stars. Granger is the next logical choice, but his numbers aren't there. I agree that his FG% hurts him. Anything sub-40% hurts.

Well, that was what I was mainly saying. Granger's FG% is horrible, and I think that was what hurt him. If it wasn't for his FG%, then he could be averaging 20+ PPG. A 20+ PPG player who can still play defense in 4 less minutes would have made his case to be an All-Star selection. I think we're agreeing already on the same topic, and we may have a misunderstanding. By no means was I implying that Granger was robbed with the Deng selection.

cdash
02-09-2012, 10:05 PM
Well, that was what I was mainly saying. Granger's FG% is horrible, and I think that was what hurt him. If it wasn't for his FG%, then he could be averaging 20+ PPG. A 20+ PPG player who can still play defense in 4 less minutes would have made his case to be an All-Star selection. I think we're agreeing already on the same topic, and we may have a misunderstanding. By no means was I implying that Granger was robbed with the Deng selection.

Yeah, I think we are on the same page. Just articulating it different ways.

Smits Happens
02-09-2012, 10:18 PM
I noticed Roy is the second youngest guy on the East team. The West has five younger players, however.

Justin Tyme
02-09-2012, 10:59 PM
I agree that Gay should be in, that one is BS.


The West has 4 PF's and 1 SF, Durant. Gay should have made it.

Day-V
02-09-2012, 11:08 PM
Well, hopefully this means Roy gets another boost in 2K12! Should at least be bumped up to a 78!

PGisthefuture
02-09-2012, 11:19 PM
Well, hopefully this means Roy gets another boost in 2K12! Should at least be bumped up to a 78!

I hope so, our whole starting lineup is underrated on there in my opinion, maybe not Darren Collison.

IndyPacer
02-09-2012, 11:21 PM
I think Hibbert being in and Granger being out were the right calls. I don't think you can really call Granger not making the All-Star team a snub with there were others who performed similarly. I agree that it's Granger's FG% that killed his chance, but there's no reason to just give him a pass on inefficient shooting when other players didn't have this issue. I wish he had shot better, but he didn't this year.

Hibbert definitely did belong on the team. I'm happy for him.

Pacersalltheway10
02-09-2012, 11:33 PM
I remember just 1 year ago, people were calling for the Pacers to trade Roy or bench him and there were only a few people actively defending him. I knew he was going to improve this season. He's got the best work ethic I've ever seen.

Infinite MAN_force
02-10-2012, 12:29 AM
Anywhere I can see video of Barkley giving us some love?

joeyd
02-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Well done Roy! Hard work does pay off!

TheDon
02-10-2012, 02:33 AM
I think maybe if Melo can't go that Danny might be able to make it in, or Deng for that matter

PGisthefuture
02-10-2012, 02:53 AM
I think maybe if Melo can't go that Danny might be able to make it in, or Deng for that matter

Deng made it didn't he? :confused: Is there a real possibility that Melo won't be able to go? If so I am still doubtful that Danny makes it in.

Kstat
02-10-2012, 02:59 AM
Ii would hope Monroe goes as Deng's replacement.

Frostwolf
02-10-2012, 03:11 AM
monroe definitely has the stats to get in. dunno if he actually will be chosen though

ilive4sports
02-10-2012, 03:16 AM
Ii would hope Monroe goes as Deng's replacement.

Is Deng not going? He came back from injury already.

Frostwolf
02-10-2012, 03:36 AM
deng is back, i think kstat means melo maybe?

daschysta
02-10-2012, 05:05 AM
Didn't realize Charles had Darren as one of his all-star reserves.

yoadknux
02-10-2012, 07:03 AM
Here's the discussion about the East Reserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6hsmurlatg

K.Smith & Barkley had Granger on their list, Barkley had Collison as well.
at 3:50 they start talking about Granger. They later discuss about Pierce making it, Charles said that in his opinion Granger should have made it over him. K. Smith said that the contribution of guys like J.Smith & Granger when the game is on the line is well above other guys that were selected as all-stars, and that Granger's presence is what helped Roy have good numbers.

McKeyFan
02-10-2012, 08:25 AM
Ironic enough, if Danny had a higher FG%, then he would be averaging more PPG.

I find that to be supremely un-ironic.

15th parallel
02-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Weird, but I feel that some people here are somewhat happy that Danny didn't make it into all-star. On this topic I do believe that at forward position in the East reserves, many are really deserving, so no worries here that Danny didn't make it. You can make a case also for Josh Smith, who also didn't make it. Really, 1 all-star representing a team is somehow healthy for the league.

As for Hibbert making it, this is a great feat for this team and for him personally. It should get a big boost to the team's popularity and will really grab fan attention. So happy for him making it. Hope this recognition gives him more motivation to continually improve and carry this team to that elusive championship.

GO ROY HIBBERT! :D

McKeyFan
02-10-2012, 08:34 AM
I think becoming an All-Star will make Roy a better player.

Not sure the same can be said about Granger.

Justin Tyme
02-10-2012, 08:41 AM
Ii would hope Monroe goes as Deng's replacement.



Monroe is having a good year, but he's on a losing team. I don't agree with that thinking as I believe a players play is what should be evaluated, not a teams record. A player is being discriminated against b/c of his teams poor record when a player can be having a really good year. If being on a losing team negates a player from being an Allstar, then Granger should never have been an Allstar.

InYaFace
02-10-2012, 09:10 AM
Wow, Roy Hibbert is a freaking All Star :)!
Just sit down and enjoy this sentence for a few minutes...I mean, who would have thought this 3,2,1 year(s) ago???

He absoloutley deserved this honour and I really hope that it pushes not only him, but the whole team, cause they are a great bunch of players this year!!!

It should also be a sign for Paul George (maybe Lance too), that hard work really pays off...I think Hibbert is a rolemodel for those guys now!

Did anybody send out some BIG THANKS to Tim Duncan???
I will be the first I guess :) : Thank you for taking the time and teaching our young center Mr. Duncan, there couldn't be a better teacher!!!

I am pumped, what's up with you???
Go Pacers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kstat
02-10-2012, 09:14 AM
deng is back, i think kstat means melo maybe?

nvm, thought Deng was still out.

Melo will be a really close call.

All the top east teams got at least one guy in, so I'm comfortable with Monroe being the most deserving guy left.

Groove1
02-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Congrats to "Big Roy"!! Thats friggin Awesome!!

Unclebuck
02-10-2012, 10:38 AM
My general rule is I would not vote for anyone on a bad team, not sure exactly where I would cut it off.

HC
02-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Awesome for Roy, I can't think of anyone more deserving. He is a testament to the phrase "hard work pays off."

HickeyS2000
02-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Melo will be a really close call.

Not sure that Melo will be a close call. He lives for high-profile moments like these. I wouldn't be surprised if he is sitting out Knicks games just so he can play in the All-Star game.

Mackey_Rose
02-10-2012, 11:30 AM
I think becoming an All-Star will make Roy a better player.

Not sure the same can be said about Granger.

Fantastic point.

Roy is a player that needs to play with confidence, and his confidence has been shaky, at best, throughout his career. I hope this motivates him to become one of the elite players at his position. He has that in him.

Conversely, I hope Granger treats this supposed snub (I don't believe he had any business making it) the opposite way he treated his All-Star selection in the past. I hope he uses it has motivation to work harder on both ends, rather than as validation for him playing half the court.

billbradley
02-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Big Roy on 1070 NOW

-recognizes that this is great, but it means he has to work harder because there will be a target on his back
-credits West communication and strangth on O and D for all star nod
-not suprised if PG on AS Team next year
-PG best dunker in the league
-1,2,3,4,5 punch when is comes to the Pacers

vnzla81
02-10-2012, 11:38 AM
He is talking about the former coach again :laugh:

naptownmenace
02-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Dwill over Rondo is BS, I know Rondo was hurt but still.

:confused:

DWill got off to a slow start shooting the ball but has played incredible ball the past couple of weeks. He's better than Rondo - especially when Rondo has missed about 10 games.

naptownmenace
02-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Not sure that Melo will be a close call. He lives for high-profile moments like these. I wouldn't be surprised if he is sitting out Knicks games just so he can play in the All-Star game.

I think the rule is that a player has to play in the regular season game with their team before the All-Star Game in order to play in the game. I wouldn't be surprised if he sat this one out.

Paul Pierce averaging over 18 points, 5 rebs, and 5 assists is impressive enough to push him ahead of Danny. If Melo can't play, I think Danny will get the call.

TheDon
02-10-2012, 12:01 PM
what I meant from my earlier post is I know luol deng is back but isn't his wrist still very much messed up and he's just playing through it? That's what I remember hearing anyhow.

Dgreenwell3
02-10-2012, 12:11 PM
I hope so, our whole starting lineup is underrated on there in my opinion, maybe not Darren Collison.

He is better than a few ranked higher than him but I think 75 is jut about rifht

Pacergeek
02-10-2012, 12:24 PM
The biggest snub is easily Monta Ellis. I know he is on a losing team, but he is one of the most explosive scorers in the NBA. One of a few players I classify as "unguardable". I would be furious if I were a GS fan

Trader Joe
02-10-2012, 12:38 PM
Gotta love Charles, basically calling Kevin Love a chump after the interview.

Standing up for Granger.

Reward winning teams!

Huh? Charles thinks Love is the best PF in the game.

graphic-er
02-10-2012, 12:39 PM
i know alot of people on here will disagree, but Kevin Love does not deserve to be an all star. His team was hot garbage before Rubio came, and it was hot garbage until Rubio was the starter. Rubio is the reason that team has come together and started winning.

graphic-er
02-10-2012, 12:40 PM
Huh? Charles thinks Love is the best PF in the game.

LOL yeah. Well tuned into the broad cast right in the middle of the interview and right after the interview Charles looks at Earnie and shakes his head while talking about the allstar selections from the West. I took that has Kevin Love is an empty stats joke on losing team.

Trader Joe
02-10-2012, 12:45 PM
Ii would hope Monroe goes as Deng's replacement.

I think Granger or Josh Smith will be the first in line to pick up injury replacements in the East. I can't imagine them taking 3 centers.

JB24
02-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Barkley is nuts. Did he really have Granger and freaking Collison making it in over Hibbert?

daschysta
02-10-2012, 03:35 PM
LOL yeah. Well tuned into the broad cast right in the middle of the interview and right after the interview Charles looks at Earnie and shakes his head while talking about the allstar selections from the West. I took that has Kevin Love is an empty stats joke on losing team.

Wolves are pretty much .500 in the west. You underrate him alot if you call him that. I don't like him much, but he's a fantastic player.

cdash
02-10-2012, 04:31 PM
The biggest snub is easily Monta Ellis. I know he is on a losing team, but he is one of the most explosive scorers in the NBA. One of a few players I classify as "unguardable". I would be furious if I were a GS fan

Well, you will get a thank from vnzla on that post, but that's about it. Not sure he had a really strong case. He puts on stats on a losing team. That's what he does. He takes a ton of shots to get his points and he's a mediocre defender at best. Is that what he will always be? I don't know. I kind of doubt it. But for now, that is what he is.

Barkley actually touched on this subject last night on TNT's broadcast. He basically ranted against the All-Star merit of guys who chuck up a ton of shots and score a ton of points on losing teams. Monta fits that bill perfectly.

vnzla81
02-10-2012, 04:53 PM
Well, you will get a thank from vnzla on that post, but that's about it. Not sure he had a really strong case. He puts on stats on a losing team. That's what he does. He takes a ton of shots to get his points and he's a mediocre defender at best. Is that what he will always be? I don't know. I kind of doubt it. But for now, that is what he is.

Barkley actually touched on this subject last night on TNT's broadcast. He basically ranted against an the All-Star merit of guys who chuck up a ton of shots and score a ton of points on losing teams. Monta fits that bill perfectly.

I agree but Melo, Love and Nash were selected and they are in horrible teams and don't make me start with Dwill either.

immortality
02-10-2012, 06:20 PM
Except that Deron and Nash, have proven their stats when they were on winning teams.

Pacer Fan
02-11-2012, 02:57 PM
I know this will not be a popular statement here, but this is the fact.

With the league having woes with quality bigs in the league as a whole and Horford, Bogut out for the season. Lopez and Bargnani missing half the season or more. Greg Monroe getting totally screwed out of an All-Star spot cause his team sux.

Roy Hibbert got in by a lousy default. He is no All Star. His contract will get bloated for being named to the All Stars if he stays here, even if he isn't successful in the playoffs. I would be trading him at the deadline while the team has a good chance of landing some quality player(s) and before he is exploited come playoffs and the Pacers sign him to a bad contract.

Any big body that puts pressure on him makes him passive. He still doesn't have any good reliable post moves. And he has the weakest hands that I have ever seen. The dude is 7'2 and can be under the basket and yet he can't dunk the ball? Gets his shots blocked with a seldom foul call? Incredible.

I'm not a Roy hater, I just see what he shows me.

graphic-er
02-12-2012, 01:41 PM
I know this will not be a popular statement here, but this is the fact.

With the league having woes with quality bigs in the league as a whole and Horford, Bogut out for the season. Lopez and Bargnani missing half the season or more. Greg Monroe getting totally screwed out of an All-Star spot cause his team sux.

Roy Hibbert got in by a lousy default. He is no All Star. His contract will get bloated for being named to the All Stars if he stays here, even if he isn't successful in the playoffs. I would be trading him at the deadline while the team has a good chance of landing some quality player(s) and before he is exploited come playoffs and the Pacers sign him to a bad contract.

Any big body that puts pressure on him makes him passive. He still doesn't have any good reliable post moves. And he has the weakest hands that I have ever seen. The dude is 7'2 and can be under the basket and yet he can't dunk the ball? Gets his shots blocked with a seldom foul call? Incredible.

I'm not a Roy hater, I just see what he shows me.


I think you are a bit extreme in your criticism, but I am starting to agree more and more with him being the Pacers Default entry. His play for the past 2 weeks has been terrible.

Jon Theodore
02-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Roy deserves the All Star nod, but these past two games have not helped make that case AT ALL. To me Roy is the "BIG" version of Granger...improving every year, exceeding expectations, being an all star but not playing a flashy game. I see him and Granger's careers being VERY similar, if he stays with this team he will become a scapegoat because we all will expect too much from him.

Regardless, I love Roy and want him to be a Pacer for life.

PacersForever
02-13-2012, 01:37 AM
"Houston said if they drafted me, they would send me to the Development-League for a year or two," Hibbert said. "That was motivation."

yoadknux
02-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Roy deserves the All Star nod, but these past two games have not helped make that case AT ALL. To me Roy is the "BIG" version of Granger...improving every year, exceeding expectations, being an all star but not playing a flashy game. I see him and Granger's careers being VERY similar, if he stays with this team he will become a scapegoat because we all will expect too much from him.

Regardless, I love Roy and want him to be a Pacer for life.
I disagree.
Granger improved consistently until his MIP year, then he started declining.
MIP Granger had the stats that superstars put, and was a top 3-4 SF in the league. (Think Mini-Melo with better defense)
Roy on the other hand has a good month, then a bad month, then a good week, then a bad week... etc. He never had one really good breakout season nor did he show any major improvements over the course of 1 full season.
Roy's best season would probably put him in the top 10 centers in the league or so.

Phree Refill
02-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA Close Knowing Hibbert, he's probably in his hotel room in Memphis laughing at a former Pacers head coach right now.

Knowing O'Brien he is probably enjoying a fine bottle of scotch sitting next to a fireplace while watching Roy's last three games and saying, "Now thats the Roy I know and love." Any time his wife interupts him he screams back "Hey! What did I tell you about interupting me when I'm criticizing at a high level?!"

Ratking
02-15-2012, 09:47 PM
New avatar in honor of MF Hibbert, the All-Star. :buddies: