Re: 37 Yr old Tim Duncan is about to get 1st team all NBA on offense and defense again
Originally Posted by guy
I don't know about defense. That should probably go to Chandler, Noah, or maybe even KG.
But All-NBA first team? Not crazy to say. There's just such a dearth of centers and I can't imagine Dwight Howard being 1st team because of how bad of a season the Lakers are having. Spurs on the other hand have the best record in the league. He did miss 10 games though and I'm assuming Pop will sit him out for more, while Chandler hasn't missed any and Noah has only missed a few. Its just hard to imagine one of those 2 players getting first team I'm assuming the Lakers will get around 43-45 wins and that will be enough to justify Howard, who's still statistically the most impressive center in the league, as first team.
I'd assume its one of those 4 though, which would be a shame though considering how bad Howard's team is and how misleading his stats are, how Chandler and Noah aren't really superstars, and how much Duncan has coasted and not missed a significant amount of games. The center position and what it used to be is about as dead as its ever been. Sooner or later, I'm sure they will change the all-nba teams to reflect just 3 front court players instead of 2 Fs and 1 center.
You can't make the playoffs in the West with just 45 wins.