Rajon Rondo's torn ACL is going to be an interesting development moving forward, as it's going to send shockwaves through the NBA in terms of potential trades, playoff positioning and what happens with his spot in the All-Star Game.
Of course, the likely starting point guard for the Eastern Conference is now Kyrie Irving. He might be a bit overshadowed by Jrue Holiday this season, but he seems to be the more popular and exciting player for this type of game.
Commissioner David Stern will get to pick Rondo's replacement out of the list of East snubs, and it's going to be an interesting road to watch the ever-popular Stern go down.
Common sense would tell you that Stern will replace Rondo, a point guard, with another deserving point guard. That may not be the case, however.
In the past few seasons, we've seen Joe Johnson replaced by Rondo and Yao Ming replaced by Kevin Love due to injuries. They weren't direct position-based replacements, but it was a backcourt player replacing a backcourt player and a frontcourt guy replacing a frontcourt guy.
However, back in 2010, a rash of injuries caused Stern to work overtime. That season saw him replace Allen Iverson with David Lee (frontcourt for backcourt) and Brandon Roy with Chris Kaman (frontcourt for backcourt).
The point is, Stern usually takes the pulse of the league and decides upon the biggest snub to replace the injured player.
So, who is on the list to replace Rondo? And who deserves it the most? Let's take a look.