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Who Deserves to Start in the NBA All-Star Game This Year?

The 2014-2015 NBA All-Star game is rapidly approaching. You can vote on Social Media using the hashtag #NBABallot. (Example: LeBron James #NBABallot). You can also vote online at nba.com and in any NBA teams arena. So who deserves to start the NBA All-Star Game this year? Let’s take a look at some potential candiates for the starting jobs.

Eastern Conference 

Kyle Lowry

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With DeMar DeRozan out, Lowry has been carrying the Raptors so far this season. Lowry is currently averaging 20 points 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Not only that, he is a very good defender. Without him there is no way the Raptors would be 24-9.

Jimmy Butler

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If the season ended today, Jimmy Butler would be the clear cut winner for most improved player. His offensive game has improved so much. He is currently averaging 22 points and 6 rebounds. Another thing that you can’t forget about Butler is that he is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA.

LeBron James

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Yes, I know the Cavs are having a down year but you can’t blame it all on Lebron. Stats wise, he is having yet again a great season. He is currently averaging 25 points 7 assists and 5 rebounds.

Pau Gasol

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There aren’t very many other good power forwards in the east, so I am picking Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol been terrific for the Bulls so far this year. He is currently averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Chris Bosh

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USA Today Sports

Chris Bosh is certainly NOT the reason why the Heat have a losing record. He is having his best season (stats wise) as a member of the Miami Heat. He is currently averaging 21 points and 8 rebounds.

Western Conference

Stephen Curry

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USA Today Sports

I was going to say Russell Westbrook for this one, but I won’t because he has missed a good chunk of the season so far. But Stephen Curry has played at a very high level this year. He is currently averaging 23 points 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

James Harden

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If the season ended today, James Harden might be the league MVP. When Dwight Howard was out, Harden was carrying them. Harden is currently averaging 27 points 6 assists and 6 rebounds.

LaMarcus Aldridge

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LaMarcus Aldridge is best player on the on the team that is currently 2nd in the western conference. He is currently averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds. The reason why I picked Aldridge over Blake Griffin was because Aldridge is averaging more points and 3 more rebounds.

Anthony Davis

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The Brow is having his best season as a pro. You could make a case that he should be an MVP candidate. He is currently averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also leads the NBA in blocks per game with 2.91.

Marc Gasol

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Marc Gasol is easily having his best offensive season as a pro. He is currently averaging 20 points along with 8 rebounds. He has easily been the best Center in the west this season. You also can’t forget how great of a defensive player he is.

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