2014 NBA All-Star Team "Snubs"

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West: Anthony Davis (NOP)

Jan 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) waits for play to begin against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Davis leads his team with 28 points. The Mavericks defeated the Pelicans 110-107. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

 

The New Orleans Pelicans sophomore leads the league in blocks per game by a wide margin, but he’s far from a one trick pony. He’s a lethal scorer that averages more than 20 points per contest, and is still active on the glass. Anthony Davis is a legitimate contender for 2014 Most Improved Player and Defensive Player of the Year. Perhaps he’s being punished for missing two weeks with a broken hand, or maybe he’s still “unproven,” but no right-minded basketball fan would argue if he had a place on the team. In fact, he is the most likely candidate to take Kobe Bryant’s spot, since Bryant will remain sidelined as he recovers from a fractured patella.

 

Per Game Stats: 20.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.3 blocks

 

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