Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reality: Ellis Not Making All-Star Team

Around this time every year, the debate is not whether or not Monta Ellis deserves to make the All-Star team, but will he actually physically make the team?

Ellis is averaging 25.1 ppg and is 6th in scoring in the NBA. That's certainly enough to get him in, right? Wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong.

Ellis should not make the team. As the NBA community sees it, the Western Conference All-Star team will come down to 4 players: Derron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Manu Ginobli, and Monta Ellis. Williams is arguably the best point guard in the NBA, so he's in. Ginobli is arguably the best player on the best team in the NBA, so he's in. So it comes down to Westbrook and Ellis for the final spot.

Westbrook is apart of the 'Big 3' that OKC has to offer in Durant, Green, and Westbrook. He is averaging 22 ppg,5 rpg, and 8 apg....on the Thunder, a top team in the West. Impressive, ya?

What does Ellis have to offer? 25 ppg on a team that has nearly no shot at making the playoffs. The argument here is if Westbrook was on the Warriors, wouldn't he be putting up the same numbers as Monta? Yeah, probably bigger numbers in fact.

To keep it simple, the only way Ellis will get on the All-Star roster is if Derron Williams sits out with an injury, which is very possible. We will not know this for a bit, though.

The best of luck to Ellis, but I just can't see it happening. Looks like the Warriors' All-Star hopes dangle for another year.

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