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Now, to the guys who DID make it - who are truly the all-stars and who really didn't deserve it?
Now, we can thank goodness that we have the Player Season Finder on basketball-reference.com to do this really easily.
Most Win Shares - Durant, LeBron, Chris Paul
Fewest Win Shares - Holiday, Rondo, Irving/Garnett (tie)
Best PER - LeBron, Durant, Paul
Worst PER - Deng, Noah, Paul George (Deng barely reaches league average of 15 - LeBron is above 30 again, nearly doubling Deng)
Best Offensive Rating - Tyson Chandler, Paul, Durant
Worst Offensive rating - 4 way tie - Paul George, Garnett, Rondo, Holiday
Best defensive rating - Duncan, Paul George, Noah
Worst defensive rating - Kobe, Kyrie Irving, Holiday
Difference between Offensive Rating and Defensive rating:
Worst - JaRue Holiday (-5), Kyrie (0), Rondo (0)
Best - Tyson Chandler +34, Chris Paul +25, Kevin Durant +23
Note the ENORMOUS drop off between Durant and Westbrook and between James and Wade.
The truest all-stars: Durant, Paul, James, Tyson Chandler
The shakiest all-stars: Holiday, Irving, Rondo, Garnett, Deng
It seems hard to imagine that many players have been sent to the all-star game by a coaches vote with a PER under 19, Win Shares under 3 and a NEGATIVE differential in offensive and defensive rating. Well, why wonder? Let's see:
Well, we learn that JaRue Holiday, while no great shakes, is certainly not historically awful. He just doesn't belong there.