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Ty Lawson All-NBA Team Voting Snub

The NBA released their “All-NBA Team” collections on the eve of the NBA Finals.  The NBA produces a three teams meaning six total guards will make the squads.  I am not suggesting Ty Lawson should have been named one of the ultimate six but to only receive two (2) third team votes is a snub.

Here is a table showing you the stats on the six guards named to the All-NBA Team rosters.

PLAYER NAME
POINTS PER GAME
ASSISTS PER GAME
REBOUNDS PER GAME
James Harden25.46.14.7
Chris Paul19.110.74.3
Stephen Curry248.54.3
Tony Parker16.75.72.3
Goran Dragic20.35.93.2
Damian Lillard20.75.63.5

Here are Ty Lawson’s stats from 2013-14.

17.6 Points per game 8.8 Assists per game 3.5 Rebounds per game

The following are all the guards who garnered more voting points than Ty Lawson.

PLAYER NAME
POINTS PER GAME
ASSISTS PER GAME
REBOUNDS PER GAME
John Wall19.38.84.1
Russell Westbrook21.86.95.7
Kyle Lowry17.97.44.7
Kyrie Irving20.86.13.6
Dwyane Wade194.74.5
Mike Conley17.262.9
Lance Stephenson13.84.67.2

Analyzing the table a little bit – – out of 14 guards, Ty Lawson finished 11th in scoring, tied for 2nd in assists, and tied for 11th in rebounding.  Apparently finishing 2nd in assists on this impressive list of guards is not worth more than two votes.  If the Denver Nuggets make the playoffs, maybe then Lawson beats out Lance Stephenson in the voting.  Lawson beat Mike Conley in every category but still earned less voting points.  There is no way you can convince me that Conley is more valuable to Memphis than Lawson is to Denver.

I guess the worst part of the entire voting process is the realization that 5 out of the 6 guards on the All-NBA teams happen to be point guards in the Western Conference.  Ty Lawson could possibly average a double-double and still not get an All Star game nod.

 

 

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