Wallace and Lee are not very similar players, but are both undersized men for their respective positions and have been vying for an all-star spot all season long.
Not always his team’s first option on offense, Wallace still averages 18.6 points, less than a point fewer than Lee. Rebounds are a draw with shot percentage easily going in Lee’s favor.
Wallace, however, is a defensive guru, cruising to statistical victories against Lee in steals and blocks. Wallace is a serious Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and that should be enough to give him a leg up over Lee.
I am also going to keep preaching wins here, as the Bobcats, although not by much, are currently ahead of the Knicks in the standings.
If all that isn’t enough, Wallace could be prove to be one of the All-Star game’s feel good stories, becoming the Bobcats’ first all-star in franchise history.