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Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

Posted on: January 13, 2011 1:32 pm
Posted by Royce Young

New All-Star returns are in again and this time there's some actual movement. Derrick Rose has passed Rajon Rondo and is now second in Eastern guards behind Dwyane Wade and Amar're Stoudemire has ovetaken Kevin Garnett at forward in the East.

Rose leads Rondo by about 50,000 votes and Stoudemire now leads Garnett by more than 100,000, which is kind of incredible. Somebody must of done some votin'.

Dwight Howard still tops the Eastern Conference in total votes.

No real change in the West as Kobe Bryant still leads everyone, with Kevin Durant trailing. Blake Griffin has actually gained some ground, now trailing Carmelo Anthony for second place at forward by a little over 250,000 votes. And as we saw with the others, there's always the chance that someone is going to stuff the ballot box. Pau Gasol is also ahead of Griffin by 150,000 votes. So if Carmelo is traded and heads East, it'll be a race between Griffin and Gasol for that starting 4 spot.

Other than that, more of the same. Right now the starters in each conference:

G: Derrick Rose
G: Dwyane Wade
F: LeBron James
F: Amar'e Stoudemire
C: Dwight Howard

G: Chris Paul
G: Kobe Bryant
F: Carmelo Anthony
F: Kevin Durant
C: Andrew Bynum (top vote getter Yao Ming is injured)

Starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 27.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 11:43 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

From a Laker fan perspective, if Rondo learned to shoot from the outside he would be unstoppable.  As it sits now, Rose is a more complete player.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

Rondo does benefit from playing with the big 3 in Boston, but is a star in his own right.  he is a great player, just not as good as Rose.   The most impressive thing to me this year has been to see how Rose can go from being 20ppg 12 apg to a 30ppg 5 apg depending on how the rest of his team is shooting.

Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:59 pm
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Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

This is no surprise. Rose is better than Rondo. Who's the only player in the NBA to be in the top 10 in both points and assists??..D ROSE
Rondo is great at passing the ball to superstars. Rose is a superstar. You have to be an idiot to watch this kid play and not think he's the best PG in the league. Who is the better shooter?..Rose. Who jumps higher?..Rose. Who's stronger?..Rose. Who takes the shot when the game is on the line?..Rose (Rondo would NEVER take the last shot over Pierce, Garnett, Allen, etc..)..Rondo is a role player. Rose is the team leader and go to guy. Rose is an MVP candidate. Rondo will never even be mentioned or considered in the MVP race.

Face it, if Rondo didnt have that supporting cast around him, he wouldnt have all those assists. Any PG in the league could put up 10plus dimes with that club. Who has Rose had to pass to the last few years?..Joakim Noah?..Luol Deng?..Tyrus Thomas?..Omar Asik?..Ronnie Brewer?..Kurt Hinrich?..Brad Miller?..Yeah bunch of scorers there.

Lets go further back. College. What did Rondo do in college?..Not much. What did Rose do?..Ummm he lead his Memphis team to the national title a true freshman. Face it, Rondo benefits from the system and stars around him. Rose is the main star in Chicago, and soon enough, the entire NBA.

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

the all star game is all about the fans and what they want. while rose and rondo both have different talents to help their team, the fans want to see dunks (windmill, reverse, 360 etc), and at this stage we all have to agree rose is the better finisher than rondo. this is why he has gotten more votes.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

Don't see how you say Rose over Rondo is a joke. Rose is on the 5th best team in the NBA, and they were down their 2nd best player for two months (Boozer), and have been down their 3rd best player since (Noah).  Rose is scoring 14 points a game more than Rondo (24 vs 10), and though Rondo does have him in Assists (13 vs 8) Rose can dish when the other players are hitting.  But with injuries and a poor 2 guard he is being asked to pick up some of the scoring slack and is doin an incredible job in addition to puring in a respectable number of assists.

Since: Jul 15, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:45 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

wow that was just about the most moronic comment ive seen from a Bulls fan in a long time!!!!!

Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:38 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

'Must of' is incorrect, though of course so much a part of grammar that it will eventually come to be accepted as the proper expression, along the lines of 'your going to the store now' or 'free reign'.

This is the epoch of spell check-so long as anything passes that test, it makes no difference whatever that the usage may well be improper.

As to the voting, Rose getting more votes than Rondo is a joke, and I loathe the Celtics. At least some others who actually understand what's going on have put in a word or three and given Stoudemire his due.

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:30 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

"Somebody must of done some votin'? Must OF? Article writer please correct that grammar.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Rose jumps Rondo in fourth All-Star returns

Rose >>>>>> Rondo

It's not even close

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