Nobody should have a problem with those two as starters, but the fans didn’t everyone they wanted in the 10 to open the game: Derrick Rose was out and James Harden was in once the media and player votes were counted; Luka Doncic was out Paul George was in, too.
We welcome in Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports to break down the All-Star Game starters and make their picks for who should round out the rosters. There are some gimmies there — Anthony Davis or Bradley Beal — but should Jimmy Butler make the team after blowing up Minnesota to start the season? Khris Middleton? LaMarcus Aldridge?
Kurt and Keith break it all down, plus have a little Victor Oladipo and Pacers’ talk.
As always, you can check out the podcast below, listen and subscribe via iTunes at ApplePodcasts.com/PBTonNBC, subscribe via the fantastic Stitcher app, check us out on Google play, or check out the NBC Sports Podcast homepage and archive at Art19.
We want your questions for future podcasts, and your comments, so please email us at PBTpodcast@gmail.com.