Tweet of the Night: Players react to All-Star reserve selections, big-time support for Isaiah Thomas and Draymond Green

Isaiah Media Day

After much anticipation about who would or wouldn’t be an All-Star this year, the league finally announced the reserves for the All-Star game on Thursday. There were some surprises but mostly, the coaches had it right with their picks this year:Here are the Western Conference reserves for @NBAAllStar! #NBAAllStarTO — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 29, 2016Here are the Eastern Conference reserves for @NBAAllStar! #NBAAllStarTO — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 29, 2016[Read more…]


Bernucca: Picking The All-Star Reserves


This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of


All-Star dilemma: The last Eastern Conference PG


In choosing the All-Star reserves, the Eastern Conference is much less complicated than the West. But it appears that a backcourt position could be a point of contention. Kyle Lowry and Dwyane Wade are locked in as starters. Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan have the strongest cases among non-starters.   [Read more…]


Sprung: What Has Gone Right and Wrong for Eastern Conference Contenders


For the first time in roughly two decades, the Eastern Conference is better than the Western Conference from top to bottom. Nine East teams are at .500 or better – nearly twice as many teams as last season, when sixth-seeded Milwaukee finished 41-41. And the East actually has a winning record against the West this season at 100-98 What changed so quickly from last season, when articles were written about how there was the greatest disparity in conference strength in recent memory? “I