Derrick Jones

ASK IRA: Should Goran Dragic be selected as an All-Star reserve?

ASK IRA: Should Goran Dragic be selected as an All-Star reserve?

 


January 19, 2018

Q: Ira, will Goran Dragic make the All-Star Game? The NBA always pushes its international players. -- Carl.

A: This has nothing to do with influence from the league or the league office. This is about Eastern Conference coaches now being charged with selecting seven reserves from the conference, with at least two of the choices being guards, at least three of the choices being frontcourt players, and then two wild-card selections. My thought, the current standings notwithstanding, is that the Wizards' John Wall and Bradley Beal will both be added, so the East backcourt could be maxed out right there if the...

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