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    Could you see a scenario where the Pacers have the best record in the East and get no players on the All Star team?

    Both are very much in play right now.

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    Best record in East? No
    No All-stars? Yes

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    No, we maybe a top 3 record in the East. I don't ever seeing our record being better than Chicago and probably Miami.
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    Could you see a scenario where the Pacers have the best record in the East and get no players on the All Star team?

    Both are very much in play right now.
    Again, this isn't unprecedented. I don't see it happening, however. Chicago is too good and the pacers most likely will get thrown a bone.

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    No way we could have a better record than Miami or Chicago.

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    No, we maybe a top 3 record in the East. I don't ever seeing our record being better than Chicago and probably Miami.
    We're about 2 minutes from having a better record than Miami.

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    We're about 2 minutes from having a better record than Miami.
    I suspect what he means is that a better record than Miami and Chicago at the All-Star break is unlikely.
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    We're about 2 minutes from having a better record than Miami.
    I would love if we kept that up but unlikely. By the All-Star break I expect us to be 3 or 4. Also right now I think Roy is the leading candidate for backup Center for the East.

    Also I'm becoming a believer that Miami may be better without Wade. He and Lebron just don't mesh well.
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    Also I'm becoming a believer that Miami may be better without Wade. He and Lebron just don't mesh well.
    I think Miami would be better without Lebron.

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    Could you see a scenario where the Pacers have the best record in the East and get no players on the All Star team?

    Both are very much in play right now.
    I would love that.
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    We're about 2 minutes from having a better record than Miami.
    11 games into the season... Miami was 3rd place in their own division at this point last year.

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    Roy would be a no brainer coaches' selection right now at center.

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    Best record?....anything could happen

    No all stars? No. Hibbert got dis.

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    Roy would be a no brainer coaches' selection right now at center.
    Probable? Sure. A no brainier? Don't think so. He's got major competition at this point.

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    Roy would be a no brainer coaches' selection right now at center.
    That's probably to strong. I think Roy certainly is the leading candidate but Spencer Hawes is playing well, Noah will get consideration because of his value to the Bulls, Chandler will get some consideration because of the exposure and well really I can't think of to many more centers in the East who are playing above Roy right now. Bogut was out again tonight so unless he comes back and starts playing strong and they win I'd say Roy has a great shot.

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    Greg Monroe is playing out of his mind right now. He's a dark horse, but also a legit candidate if he sustains it.

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    Anything is possible. I don't think we have are "stuff" together enough to be the best in the East. If Granger could make a shot or if Paul George steps up in a big way...it's possible, but not likely. I think we are a lock for top 5 though: Miami, Chicago, Philly, Orlando, and us are all in that mix. I think it will end up being:

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    As for zero allstars...it's possible but I really think Roy will get brought in by the coaches.

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    Greg Monroe is playing out of his mind right now. He's a dark horse, but also a legit candidate if he sustains it.
    Players don't make the all-star team when your team has a horrible record and wont make the playoffs. Point in case Kevin Love last year. Especially with Dwight in the east.
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    Players don't make the all-star team when your team has a horrible record and wont make the playoffs. Point in case Kevin Love last year. Especially with Dwight in the east.
    Um... What? Kevin Love made the all star team last year. Players from bad teams make it all the time. You may want to brush up on your facts...
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    If Monroe stays at 16 and 9 and Hibbert is still at 14 and 10, they'll give it to Hibbert just by virtue of the Pacers record.

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    I thought this thread was about the Sixers. How many All-Stars do you think they'll have?

    Between the Pacers and Sixers, we might have only 1 All-Star between us. Probably either Hibbert or Hawes.

    And while it's true that players from bad teams have made it in the past, they'd have to put up monster numbers to get considered. For example, Granger was putting up 25 ppg during his All-Star season.

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    Best team in the East?
    Should I remind you all of our games so far were in the East (less fatigue & we always have problems vs West teams). We're also 1-2 vs teams over .500 record, the rest of the games were vs lower than .500 teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tuts Tomb View Post
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    If Monroe stays at 16 and 9 and Hibbert is still at 14 and 10, they'll give it to Hibbert just by virtue of the Pacers record.
    I agree with that, for the most part.

    The only way I see Monroe getting his foot in the door would be with at least two triple-doubles, which is entirely possible given we pretty much run our offense through him for half the game.
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    Well, if we have best record at All-Star break. That would make Vogel coach, so we would have somebody there.
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