Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 11:20 am  |  14 responses

Doc Rivers Pushing for DeAndre Jordan to Make the All-Star Team

Reserves for the 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be announced tonight, and Doc Rivers says he’s gotten positive feedback from other coaches as he lobbies for DeAndre Jordan to get selected. Per the LA Times:

“I got a great response,” Rivers said, “but that’s why you go under a curtain and you vote for real because [they say], ‘Yeah, I’m going to vote for him’ and then they [pull] that other lever.”

The coaches will select the seven reserves from the West who will be announced Thursday afternoon on TNT: three frontcourt players, two backcourt players and two wild-card players from any position.

The starting frontcourt players are the Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Minnesota’s Kevin Love and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. New Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement for injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, though it does not have to be a backcourt player.

Jordan entered Wednesday leading the NBA in field-goal percentage (.645) and rebounding (13.9) while ranking fourth in blocks (2.4). He was also averaging a career-high 9.5 points per game.

Being selected one of the final frontcourt players will be a, well, tall order. Among the other candidates are Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Houston’s Dwight Howard, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Golden State’s David Lee and Memphis’ Zach Randolph.

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  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    Demarcus Cousins laughs at this.

  • spit hot fiyah

    without the center position it is waaaay to far fetched

  • The Seed

    When the Clippers get knocked out again, when will everyone realize Chris Paul is overrated, we will see.

  • Caboose

    Lol no.


    At minimum those guys are more deserving than DeAndre.

  • shockexchange

    Too bad DeAndre Jordan ain’t pushing for it.

  • Jswagbo

    Not Duncan definately not Pau, Not Randolph

  • Caboose

    Duncan: 15/10/3, 21.5 PER
    Pau: 17/10/3, 18.9 PER
    Randolph: 17/11/3, 17.7 PER
    DeAndre: 10/14/1, 17.2 PER

    So yeah, I’m comfortable saying those three are better.

  • Caboose

    Yeah yeah, Kendall Marshall is better than Chris Paul, got it.

  • Jswagbo

    Pau is on a terrible team and not shooting very well, essentially hes been padding stats on a crap team. The only thing randolph does better than jordan is score, jordan has 3 more rebs, more blocks and even though his PER is .5 less, hes on a much better team . Youre right about duncan though.

  • playa
  • Barbara J. Kuester


    ♞♞♞ ♞♞♞⃽ ♞♞♞⃽♞ ♞♞♞New Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement for injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, though it does not have to be a backcourt player.

  • ….

    Pekovic says hell to the noo

  • JML-G

    since Jordan is the top rebounder this season, i think he is legit contender to be all-star

  • JJ Jones

    If he was in the eastern conference would hen yeah for sure.