2015 All-Star Lineup Prediction Roundtable

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With the holiday season coming to a close and the new year right around the corner, it is now time to discuss who should represent each conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. This year All-Star weekend will be hosted in two different arenas, with the Saturday events being held in the Barclays Center and the actual game being held in Madison Square Garden on February 15. Voting for the starting lineups has already started and they will be announced Thursday, January 22nd. I decided, along with four other writers in the Society, to make our own All-Star predictions. Remember that the league got rid of the starting center spot and replaced it with another forward spot, making it three front court spots and two backcourt spots for the starting lineup. The same goes for the backup line and also the two wildcard spots, making the roster total 12 for both conferences.

Participants:

1. Starting lineup for the Eastern ConferenceUnknown

De Falco-  Backcourt: John Wall (WAS), Dwayne Wade (MIA) Fontcourt: LeBron James (CLE), Pau Gasol (CHI), Joakim Noah (CHI)

Walt- Backcourt: John Wall (WAS), Dwayne Wade (MIA) Fontcourt: LeBron James (CLE), Pau Gasol (CHI), Joakim Noah (CHI)

Allen- Backcourt: John Wall (WAS), Jimmy Butler (CHI) Frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony (NYK), LeBron James (CLE), Pau Gasol (CHI)

Allan-  Backcourt: John Wall (WAS), Derrick Rose (CHI) Frontcourt: LeBron James (CLE), Chris Bosh (MIA), Pau Gasol (CHI)

Boyer- Backcourt: John Wall (WAS), Kyrie Irving (CLE) Frontcourt: LeBron James (CLE), Carmelo Anthony (NYK), Pau Gasol (CHI)

2. Reserves for the Eastern Conference (2 Backcourt, 3 front court & 2 wildcards)

De Falco- Backcourt: Kyrie Irving (CLE), Kyle Lowry (TOR) Frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony (NYK), Paul Millsap (ATL), Chris Bosh (TOR) Wildcards: Al Jefferson (CHA), Jimmy Butler (CHI)

Walt-  Backcourt: Derrick Rose (CHI), Kyrie Irving (CLE) Frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony (NYK), Paul Millsap (ATL), Al Horford (ATL) Wildcards: Kyle Lowry (TOR), Al Jefferson (CHA)

Allen- Backcourt: Kyle Lowry (TOR), Dwayne Wade (MIA) Frontcourt: Kevin Love (CLE), Chris Bosh (MIA), Paul Millsap (ATL) Wildcards: Kyrie Irving (CLE), Derrick Rose (CHI)

Allan- Backcourt: Kyle Lowry (TOR), Kyrie Irving (CLE) Frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony (NYK), Kevin Love (CLE), Joakim Noah (CHI) Wildcards: Kevin Garnett (BKN), Al Jefferson (CHA)

Boyer- Backcourt: Kyle Lowry (TOR), Jimmy Butler (CHI), Frontcourt: Joakim Noah (CHI), Al Horford (ATL), Kevin Love (CLE) Wildcards: Dwyane Wade (MIA), Paul Millsap (ATL)

3. Starting lineup for the Western ConferenceUnknown

De Falco- Backcourt: Stephen Curry (GS), Kobe Bryant (LAL), Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC), Blake Griffin (LAC), Anthony Davis (NO)

Walt- Backcourt: Stephen Curry (GS), Kobe Bryant (LAL) Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC), LaMarcus Aldridge(POR), Anthony Davis (NO)

Allen- Backcourt: Stephen Curry (GS), Kobe Bryant (LAL) Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC), LaMarcus Aldridge (POR), Anthony Davis (NO)

Allan- Backcourt: Stephen Curry (GS), James Harden (HOU) Frontcourt:  Kevin Durant (OKC), Anthony Davis (NO), Marc Gasol (MEM)

Boyer- Backcourt: Stephen Curry (GS), Kobe Bryant (LAL, James Harden should start but probably won’t get voted to) Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC), Anthony Davis (NO), Marc Gasol (MEM)

4. Reserves for the Western Conference

De Falco- Backcourt: Russell Westbrook (OKC), James Harden (HOU) Frontcourt: LaMarcus Aldridge (POR), Tim Duncan (SAS), Marc Gasol (MEM) Wildcards: Damian Lillard (POR), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC)

Walt- Backcourt: Russell Westbrook (OKC), James Harden (HOU) Frontcourt: Tim Duncan (SAS), Blake Griffin (LAC), Marc Gasol (MEM) Wilcards: Chris Paul (LAC), Damian Lillard (POR)

Allen- Backcourt: Russell Westbrook (OKC), James Harden (HOU) Frontcourt: Blake Griffin (LAC), Marc Gasol (MEM), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) Wildcards: Klay Thompson (GS), Damian Lillard (POR)

Allan- Backcourt: Chris Paul (LAC), Kobe Bryant (LAL) Frontcourt: Blake Griffin (LAC), Tim Duncan (SAS), LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) Wildcards: Zach Randolph (MEM), Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)

Boyer- Backcourt: James Harden (HOU), Russell Westbrook (OKC), Frontcourt: LaMarcus Aldridge (POR), Blake Griffin (LAC), Tim Duncan (SAS) Wildcards: Chris Paul (LAC, not really a wildcard), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC)

5. Who will Coach both conferences?

De Falco- East: Dwane Casey (TOR), West: Steve Kerr (GS)

Walt- East: Mike Budenholzer (ATL), West: Greg Popovich (SAS)

Allan- East: Mike Budenholzer (ATL), West: Steve Kerr (GS)

Allen- East: Mike Budenholzer (ATL), West: Steve Kerr (GS)

Boyer- East: Mike Budenholzer (ATL), West: Steve Kerr (GS)

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