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Sad but true: only one Warrior will make it.
Position: Power Forward
Experience: 7th Season
2012-13 Season Averages
20.47 PER, 19.9 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 3.7 APG, 0.9 SPG
David Lee has been the MVP of a Golden State Warriors squad that has reached an improbable mark of 23-13.
Unfortunately, Lee takes a backseat to Stephen Curry in terms of fame and popularity.
As we often see, middle of the pack postseason teams tend to send just one player.
That is, unless they have a high-profile exception. Even if he should, Lee doesn't qualify.
Lee is producing at a level that suggests he deserves to make the All-Star squad. With Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol as his top competition for an All-Star spot, however, there's a great chance he fails to make the cut.
A sad truth about the NBA's selection process.
Duncan is a lead MVP contender and a certainty to make the squad. Randolph has been the most productive player on a 24-12 Memphis Grizzlies team.
In that case, it comes down to Lee, Gasol and Aldridge.
As previously acknowledged, Gasol is going to be left off due to Randolph's production.
Lee may be deserving, but one thing is clear: There is no chance that the stunning success of the Portland Trail Blazers does not lead to an All-Star selection.
Aldridge gets his second career All-Star selection. Lee gets snubbed.