Steve Kerr has had a lot more decisions to make as the Western Conference All-Star Game coach. Usually this is a “roll the ball out there and let them play” kind of gig. But this year, with three fan-elected starters dropping out due to injury, Kerr has had to chose who moves into the starting rotation (the Commissioner chooses who gets the empty roster spot).
James Harden and Klay Thompson will start in place of Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant; that was already decided.
Now Kerr has to choose who starts for the injured Anthony Davis, who sprained his shoulder recently. Kerr told Marc Stein on ESPN Radio it’s down to Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Duncan all but said a couple years ago he didn’t need the All-Star experience anymore, he’d done it enough. Last season the coaches took it easy on him and didn’t vote him in as an alternate, but this season he got in.
And apparently nobody loves that more than Kerr.