Kevin Love Has Paul Silas’ All-Star Vote

by January 07, 2011

Kevin isn’t feeling the, um, love from NBA fans, but Paul Silas says he should definitely be an All-Star this season. From the Pioneer Press: “Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas, one of the NBA’s premier rebounders during his 16-year professional career, had a gleam in his eye while talking about the rebounding success of Kevin Love, crediting the Timberwolves forward for reviving a lost art in the NBA. ‘It’s so gratifying to me that there’s a guy out here today who’s kind of old-school, who feels that rebounding is important,’ Silas said of Love before Wednesday night’s game against the Timberwolves at Target Center. ‘You don’t see too many guys today taking pride in rebounding. He reminds me of me. I wasn’t a great leaper either, but we both know how to get position.’ Love entered Wednesday’s game leading the NBA with 15.5 rebounds per game and extended his streak of consecutive double-doubles to 22 with 35 points and 15 rebounds. With Love’s 20.6 scoring average, Silas made a case for Love earning a spot on the Western Conference roster in the Feb. 20 All-Star Game. Silas, who had a 9.9 career rebounding average, appeared in two All-Star games. ‘There should be a place for Love as an all-star,’ Silas said. ‘He’s averaging 15 boards a game and he can’t get in? If they can find a place for a guy like him in the All-Star Game, more guys will see how important it is.'”