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PBT Extra: Who should be East’s starting backcourt in All-Star Game?

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PBT's Kurt Helin takes a look at the stacked Eastern Conference backcourt options for the All-Star Game and debates who should be voted in.

Voting for the All-Star Game in New Orleans is open — and it’s not that easy. Well, actually voting is easy (online, Twitter, pretty much anyway you can think of) but the choices are not.

Take the Eastern Conference backcourt situation. Traditionally five guards make an All-Star Roster, but there are six deserving players in the conference: Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Isaiah Thomas (Boston), John Wall (Washington), Kemba Walker (Charlotte), and Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan (Toronto).

Who should get the start? We asked people in a Twitter poll, and I discuss the results in this latest PBT Extra. The fans went with Irving and DeRozan, but there are other potential options. Irving seems a lock to me, the challenge comes with the second spot. Fortunately, fans were not down with the idea of Dwyane Wade getting the start.

The real challenge falls to the coaches who pick the reserves — which one of the six guards gets snubbed? Or, do you take six guards and we can start to discuss what frontcourt player gets snubbed? There are not simple, clear choices here.