There is at least one thing the San Antonio Spurs players and NBA fans have apparently agreed upon and that’s that the Spurs are a team first organization. I say this because despite their early season success, no Spur is ranked higher than seventh in the latest returns in All-Star voting.
Spurs.com released the latest returns Thursday and it had Tim Duncan seventh in forward voting with 133,575 votes and Manu Ginobili is eighth in place for the guards with 79,821 votes. Tony Parker isn’t even in the top 10 in guard voting. The Spurs will be in the midst of the Rodeo Road Trip when the All-Star game rolls around, so perhaps al of them being able to rest is the best outcome. There is a slight possibilty that coaches could again select Duncan is a back up center to Andrew Bynum who appears all but set to be the West’s starting center. There’s also a chance that if Tony Parker continues to play as well as he has, he may make it in as a reserve.
This woud be the first season since the 1996-97 campaign that no Spur made the All-Star team if neither of the above scenarios takes place.
Here’s my question. If the Spurs continue to play like they are now, do Duncan or Parker deserve a reserve spot on the All-Star team?