So, I know the season started yesterday, but I had wisdom teeth pulled, and was actually in a drug induced sleepy haze most of the afternoon/evening so I didn't get a chance to put this up. But, as always, here's a few predictions for what I'm expecting to happen this year.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
According to this story, the NBA is adopting a new approach toward All-Star game voting. Instead of voting for 2 guards, 2 forwards, and 2 centers, people will now vote for 2 guards and 3 "front court players." This solves the Duncan/Garnett/Nowitzki problem that plagued the voting process for somewhere between five and eight years in the '00s, where all three probably deserved to start but couldn't because they were all forwards. (Of course, they were also in the same conference as Yao and Shaq for most of those years, so there's really no telling who would've gotten in using this process in the past.) It also potentially helps a lot with the Zydrunas Ilgauskas/Brad Miller/Jamaal Magloire problem from 2003-2005, where someone had to be the backup center. That was somewhat mitigated when they started letting coaches vote for players regardless of position, but it would still free up a spot if a guy of that caliber was the best center in a given conference.