After evaluating the point guards in the East and asking if Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon, Derrick Rose and Chris Duhon were All-Stars, it is clear that Jameer Nelson wants his name included on that list.
Although like Duhon, he wasn’t even mentioned in the Eastern Conference’s “10 Potential All-Star Snubs,” Nelson is currently the architect for a 20-win team and on one of the best scoring streaks of his career.
“Heading into tonight’s game with Golden State, Nelson is averaging 23.2 points per game over his last five outings, including a big 27 in the Magic’s 106-103 win over the L.A. Lakers. It has pushed his season scoring average to 16.8, well above his career average of 12.0.”
In case you haven’t been checking the standings, the Magic are 21-6, have won four straight and eight of their last nine. A win tonight against former Magic “Bad Porn” and “the biggest mess in the NBA” would equal their best 28-game start in franchise history. Put it this way â€“ Nelson’s playing so well even Kobe‘s giving him props:
“Once he got that rhythm, you couldn’t stop him,” said Lakers’ guard and reigning MVP Kobe Bryant. “He has improved every year he has been in the league. Obviously I followed him closely from St. Joe’s until now. I continue to pull for him and couldn’t be any happier for him.”
What do you think? Is Nelson an All-Star?
Source: Orlando Sentinel