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Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 5:09 pm  |  52 responses

Are Duncan, Smith, Jennings All-Star Snubs?


According to Total Player Value, a website that attempts to evaluate the financial worth of NBA players, Tim Duncan, Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings were All-Star snubs. What do you think? From TPV:  ”TPV has three adjustments to the rosters released last night. Tim Duncan rates over Dirk Nowitzki for a West backup frontcourt slot. In the East, Josh Smith grades ahead of starting forward Carmelo Anthony, who does not rate as a reserve. Brandon Jennings rates over Deron Williams as a backcourt reserve.  The rosters are still subject to change, based on injuries which may occur in the next two weeks. In the East, TPV rates Josh Smith as a starting forward over Carmelo Anthony, who was selected by a fan vote. Smith is grading at a $ 15.7 million player value, higher than his teammate and All-Star reserve Joe Johnson at $ 12.2, and well ahead of Anthony’s $ 12.0. Jennings  is grading at $ 11.9 million, clearly ahead of Williams’ $ 9.7 rating. He is slightly behind Anthony, but the selection process requires four guards for each team. Milwaukee’s third-year point guard is averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 assists for an 11-14 team, and has played in all 25 games. He has also been instrumental in both of his team’s upset wins over Miami.”

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  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Jennings deserves it. The other two don’t.

  • quest

    smith deserves it the other two dont. deng should not be there over j smoove

  • Duke Fan

    Smith and Jennings were snubbed. Duncan is performing, but he’s no all-star this year

  • powerwitdapen

    How are Amare and Kg not all stars but Roy Hibbert and Deng are? Stat gotta let people know what it is second half.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    TD and Jennings? Hell no. JSmith? Hell yes.

  • Mariano

    As a Spurs fan I don’t think Duncan deserves it… Then again, I think he deserves it more than Dirk this season.
    Smith was definitely a snub though

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Smith should’ve made it over his own teammate.. AGAIN
    And I don’t know about Jennings
    TD is not

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Smith, yes. Duncan, no. Jennings, no.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k1jx3r4y1E dfrance21

    I don’t know what Josh Smith has to do to get on the all-star team. I don’t think Deng should have made it this year. Joe Johnson just keeps robbing people.

  • Fresh Boirdee

    Smith and Jennings got robbed, especially Smith. He is slowly becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA…No Respect. Since Deng is injured, hopefully he gets in.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Red

    Jennings definite wasn’t robbed but Smith should’ve made it over Hibbert. Deng deserved it.

  • OEasy

    Monta steadily gets disrepected come all star time.

  • http://onthacorner.com/forum Kevin

    Duncan deserves it over Dirk, but i’d rather see Duncan rest instead of playing in the ASG especially in this season

  • http://sdjfklf.com Jukai

    I mean, has Parker been playing that much better than Duncan? They’re pretty close in stats, Duncan providing better defense… I dunno… Toughie…
    Jennings, there was an argument, but Deron got it. Sorry.
    Smith 10000x percent yes. Look at Smith vs JJ:
    J Smith: 15.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5sp, 2bpg on 47% shooting
    Johnson: 18.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg, 0.8sp, 0bpg on 43% shooting
    I’ll take the former who also adds in some defense please.

  • shutup

    I dont think Duncan was a snub, I just dont think Dirk deserved it. Josh Smith shoulda been on the team and Jennings is arguable but personally I think he should have been.

  • iknowmybasketball

    jennings got robbed!! you look at his stats and deron williams and they are relatively the same!! its all politics dwill was on the redeem team in beijing and has been an all star for the most of his season. dwill has not been playing like one this year. jennings has been doing everything he can to help the bucks win without bogut.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    Jenning’s is underrated and still not in the minds of people as an Elite pg. Josh is highly overrated and if you see how packed Atlanta Stands are during the regular season you can see why he’s not there. Tim Duncan is the most fundamental post player and this is a slam quote I believe “makes goerge mikan look like he’s on the and 1 tour”. That’s why he gets the snub.

  • j.r #36

    good 2 see Hibbert in there..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Jennings is far from an elite PG…getting better, but still inconsistent. Not a snub, he didn’t deserve it. Josh Smith was robbed, Duncan isn’t playing well enough to get it…niether is Dirk though.

  • robb

    Jennings yes, Smith too, Duncan? nope.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    I’m a big fan of Hibbert getting the nod, Jenning’s plays d very well for his size, bad shooting percentage and not enough assist to be considered Elite, but what is he truly working with? Skiles continues to keep Cap outta the starting line up, and everyone else is so so. He definitly has taken the load since Bogut’s fall. Just underappreciated is more the word I guess. And he beat Miami. I think it’s a snub.

  • http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com deron

    There’s going to be snubs every year. I’m just glad to see new blood in the All-Star game; a handful of players have dominated the selections over the last 10 years or so.

    http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2012/02/nba-has-next-class-of-perennial-all.html

  • AC Martin

    Have you guys seen how well Josh Smith has performed since the season started? He’s worked very hard to help Atlanta win even after losing Al Horford. Smith has done so much work and he deserved the All-Star nomination 2 years back

  • Myung

    Josh Smith is playing mad tonight.

  • random

    JOSH SMITH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS, JENNINGS MAYBE, DUNCAN NO

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Myung is right, jsmoove had an incredible game. One of my favorite players ever, his defense is awesome.

  • AiRsMiTh

    Monta Ellis, All-Star Snub.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    MONTA ELLIS! how is this guy STILL over-looked?!?!? its a travasty

  • jacuuli

    Monta and Steph. Nuff said

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    Smith yes. Duncan and Jennings NO. I don’t get all the Jennings talk. His scoring numbers are close to DWill’s but assists are 8 to 5.

  • Roberto

    Paul pierce did not deserved to be an All-Star, Josh Smith Did.

  • Taylor

    So Duncan deserves to be in over the reigning finals MVP because he has averaged 14 ppg? Right…and btw, the past 5 games Dirk is averaging 28 ppg on 60% + shooting and he just out dueled kevin love on a head to head matchup. Sounds like he’s rounding into his all pro form again to me….. People would have looked like idiots later in the season and postseason if Dirk hadnt made the all star cut

  • animalxxx13

    Linsanity for all-star!

  • Justin G.

    Taylor, it doesn’t matter what Dirk does after the All Star game. It’s what he’s done (or hasn’t done) leading up to the voting. Dirk himself has said he doesn’t deserve to be there so why would we argue the point?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Rajon Rondo was snubbed. Jennings is still too wild.

  • ab40

    no, yes and no.. next please

  • Dhughes

    Tim Duncan didn’t play great he doesn’t deserve ain’t he knows it

  • kev

    no,no and no

  • kev

    but carmelo also should not be an all-star, one of the most overrated players in nba history.

  • LaKid

    Rudy Gay > Dirk > Duncan

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    If Melo is overrated so too is Lebron. Josh Smith is highly overrated as well.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    If and when J Smith moves away from having games where he hilariously decides to be a shooting guard, he would’ve grabbed a spot. No problems with him missing out again this year.

  • g-ryder

    I know that the sixers are playing well but there is no way Iguadola makes it over Josh Smith. THe Hawks have a better record and he has better numbers

  • Garrett

    Nobody knows how good Greg Monroe really is because nobody watches the Pistons. But he’s probably the second best centre in the East right now. Definitely snubbed.

  • b. angus

    since when is 28, 8, n 7 overrated? thats just 2 rebs n 3 assts off a triple double, smh…lebron is just goin’ thru the motions w. these kinda numbers

  • Kyle

    Dirk has just started playing well and is still better than Duncan. Yes, Tim Duncan is averaging 13.9 ppg while Dirk is up to 18.4 ppg. Guys like Duncan and KG kept getting picked the past few years even though their numbers kept getting worse so why wouldn’t Dirk get the benefit of the doubt after a huge year and Finals win where he played like Jordan?

    Jennings deserves to be an all-star??? He’s not even a top 10 point guard in the league.

    The rookie Irving has much better numbers.

    Irving – 29.8 mpg, 18 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.5 rpg, 9 blocks in 23 games, 49/41/83 shooting percentages and he’s a rookie.

    Jennings – 35.6 mpg, 18.8 ppg, 5.4 apg, 3.4 rpg, 8 blocks in 27 games, 41/34/79 shooting percentages while taking almost 3 more shots a game.

    It’s his third season and he’s a 38 percent shooter who averages 5.3 apg. He’s a poor man’s Marbury or Iverson.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA.

  • Kyle

    It’s crazy but he actually is. Anthony is one of the best all around offensive players EVER but he makes his teammates worse while playing no defense and bringing no intangibles that most basketball players do.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Showtime

    jennings – yes, Smith- robbery & duncan – No. plus jennings is a 10 pg now..

  • KoBynum716

    No one deserves to be in the game more than Josh Smith, for the past 3 years. Deng is nowhere near Smith’s level, let alone Brandon Jennings. Deng is a good player, but way overrated due to his teams record. Joe Johnson doesn’t deserve a roster spot either. And neither does Dirk, but that’s not a big deal, that was probably just David Stern trying to save the NBA from embarrassment by not having a single player from the defending world champions be good enough to play in the All-Star game, because they really don’t have anyone that’s playing at that high of a level so far, Dirk included.

  • KoBynum716

    And Monta should be there instead of Nash, no hate on Nash though, Monta’s just a better player this season.

  • Kyle

    I agree that Josh Smith deserves to be an all-star(more so than many players chosen), but how can you say Dirk doesn’t deserve to be an all-star? He’s had a down year due to it being a short season and a knee injury but he gets a pass since after tonight(he scored 11 of his 22 in the final 6 minutes to beat the Clippers.) Even though he’s having a down year, he’s now scoring 18.5 ppg while the Mavs are 18-11. By the end of the season, Dirk will scoring 22 or 23 easily while the past 3 nights he’s beaten the 3 power forwards who are also all-stars(outplaying two while hitting the biggest shot against Portland during a rough night.)

    Ellis isn’t having a better season than Nash… one guy is averaging 14.3 ppg but taking just 10 shots a game while shooting 56 percent and leading the league in assists at 10.5 per game. Ellis has more talent around him but doesn’t shoot as well or get the assists Nash does, how is that? And while Dirk isn’t having a typical season he’s still deserving because of who he is and the fact that he’s coming around now. Plus there aren’t any guys like Aldridge who didn’t make the team because of him. Don’t say Millsap or Duncan is more deserving(look at their numbers)or how Millsap always plays like crap in the second half.

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