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Spurs Frontcourt Stats for All-Star Voting

I understand the apathy among San Antonio Spurs fans regarding NBA All-Star voting, especially during the 2020-21 NBA season In The Time of COVID-19. All-Star voting is & always has been a popularity contest, regarding the starting lineups being chosen by the fans (50%), the media (25%) & players (25%). If Spurs players have any chance of making it in, that's usually up to the Western Conference coach who chooses the reserves. Sadly now, with Eastern & Western conference vote leaders becoming Team Captains in 2018, the lineups are even More of a popularity contest.

With regards to Spurs recently making the All-Star team, LaMarcus Aldridge was a reserve choice in 2018 & 2019. DeMar DeRozan's last appearance was when he was with the Toronto Raptors in 2018, & he started. With All-Star voting ending at 11:59 PM EST (& assuming you have power &/or a charged laptop, tablet or smartphone), there's still time left. I wanted to give you stats to use in making your decision (even though Everyone depends on emotions & popularity to vote anyway). This fanpost is for players the NBA classified as in the Frontcourt (Forwards/Centers). Warning: If any Spurs Actually Make it, starting 5 or reserve, Injuries, COVID-19 protocols & being in the NBA G League bubble will cause Commissioner Adam Silver to select a replacement... popularity contest, Indeed!

Ranking by Points Per Game: #18: LaMarcus, 14.1; #34: Rudy Gay, 11.2; #67: Jakob Poeltl, 6.4; #84: Drew Eubanks, 4.0; #88: Trey Lyles, 3.5; #106: Luka Samanic, 1.8; #117: Keita Bates-Diop, 0.6.

Ranking by Assists Per Game: #27: LaMarcus, 1.9; #39: Jakob, 1.7; #43: Rudy, 1.5; #93: Trey, 0.5; #98: Drew, 0.4; #100: Keita, 0.3; #126: Luka, 0.0.

Ranking by Rebounds Per Game: #18: Jakob, 7.0; #43: Rudy, 5.2; #62: LaMarcus, 4.3; #79: Drew, 3.4; #85: Trey, 3.1; #120: Keita, 0.4; #128: Luka, 0.0.

Not included are Fantasy Points, which add another decision if you are influenced by them. For the Western Conference starting Frontcourt, I voted for Rudy, Jakob & Drew! Yes, LMA led the crew in PPG & APG, & was 3rd among the Spurs frontcourt in RPG (still at #62, however.) If his hip is still bothering him when the All-Star coach chooses the reserves, he won't be considered anyway. As for the Eastern Conference starters, I used the Frontcourt players with the Top 3 PPG. If you want to vote again, you can use the NBA App & Twitter. Tweet format: #NBAAllStar #FirstNameLastName. Example: #NBAAllStar #LaMarcusAldridge

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