Experts Like Millsap for All-Star Game

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Jaryd Wilson

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Now that All-Star voting is over, several “experts” have weighed in on who their All-Star teams should be.  Zach Lowe of Grantland.com likes Paul Millsap as an East reserve and says Jeff Teague was one of his toughest omissions.

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NBA.com’s John Schumann weighed in on his East reserves after the starters were revealed and has Millsap on his team.

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ESPN.com’s resident NBA expert Marc Stein took Millsap as his last reserve forward.

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ESPN.com’s Tom Haberstroh picks his reserves as well.

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Sean Deveney from Sporting News also likes Millsap on the East team.

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Although his co-workers don’t agree, CBSSports.com’s Matt Moore says Millsap is in.

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Bulls.com writer Sam Smith weighs in, also taking Millsap among his reserves.

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Shaun Powell from Sports On Earth also has high praise for Millsap.

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Add RealGM’s Shams Charania to the list of Paul Millsap All-Star believers.

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Although it was a week ago, it would appear nothing Millsap has done over the past three games would sway USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, who also has Millsap on his team.

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Millsap is getting some local love as well, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore.

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Millsap has a good case.  Among starting forwards in the East, he is sixth in scoring, fifth in rebounds, tied for third in blocks and double-doubles and fourth in free throws made as of Jan. 22, all while drawing extra attention because of Al Horford’s injury.

Teague should also get strong consideration, as he is seventh among starting point guards in scoring, third in assists, fifth in shots made and second in free throws made.

The NBA will announce starters on Thursday and reserves on Jan. 30.

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