Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Garnett Goes Unrecognized on Bad Team
Why was Amare Stoudemire selected to the All-NBA First-Team when Kevin Garnett was banished to the third team? Sure, Stoudemire got a few cheap points from Steve Nash assists to put his scoring average at four points higher than Garnett’s, but look at the rebounding and assist numbers: Garnett averaged 12.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists while Stoudemire only averaged 9.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. I know the All-NBA teams aren’t determined by a “team-player” criteria, but aren’t these stat categories more indicative of these two players worth at their positions? The All-NBA selections seem like they are determined by a player’s team’s success during the regular season and if his team made the playoffs or not. Even worse, Chris Bosh was chosen to the second team. Would anyone call Chris Bosh the greatest player on the planet other than the 18 Raptor fans in the world? Heresy I tell you.