John Hollinger (insider-only) talks to Spurs GM R.C. Buford, and about the NBA ballot:
Buford mentioned that the Spurs, like a lot of teams, essentially play a point guard, two wings and two bigs, and have little differentiation between the wing spots or the frontcourt spots.
Which got me thinking: Why doesn’t the All-Star ballot reflect the reality of how most teams currently operate?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have fans select one point guard, two wings and two bigs, and then for coaches to choose the reserves based on those same position descriptors?
Yes, it would definitely make sense.
Here’s my starting line-up in the revised system:
Wings: Kobe, Iverson
Bigs: Duncan, Boozer
Point: Kidd (it’s unfortunate for the sake of this game that the four best PGs in the league all play in the West. Chris Paul should be given to the East for the sake of parity.)
Wings: Lebron, Wade (despite the hobbling, mostly because I can’t allow myself to pick Richard Jefferson.)
Bigs: KG, Dwight Howard