[Guide] With the record of the Blazers rising, it is not a problem for the team’s core Lillard and Aldridge to enter the All-Star
, But recently Batum publicly stated that he should also enter the All-Star. His teammates agreed with this and believed that Batum is one of the top small forwards in the league.
Batum is eligible for the All-Star team
On January 20th, , according to relevant media reports, the Blazers showed an extraordinary level in the new season, currently ranking first in the Western Conference. Therefore, in this New Orleans All-Star Game, the Blazers’ two top
It shouldn’t be a problem for the main players Aldridge and Lillard to enter the All-Stars.
But recently another main player of their team, Batum, also said that he should be able to enter the All-Star. He is confident that he has the ability to become Durant’s substitute.
“Yes, of course I should go in,” Batum told the CSNNW reporter, “If they have to choose a small forward behind Durant, I think it should be me.”
The reason why Batum is so confident, apart from the team’s excellent record, is mainly because he believes that his statistics this season are enough to make him an All-Star.
“The data I have this year, and the record of my team (both support me to make the All-Star), “Batum said, “I have already had two triple-doubles, and I should have five times.
6 times. Our team record is now 31 wins and 9 losses, probably the best team in the West. Of course, it may be a bit difficult for a team to have three players in the All-Star at the same time, because Damian and LA (Al
Derich) should be in, and of course, our coach. But I should be in consideration.”
Moreover, Batum also said that if the team can enter the All-Star Weekend as the No. 1 player in the Western Conference, then their team will have three players eligible to enter the All-Star lineup.
If we get the No. 1 spot in the West, I think we should have three players in the All-Star team,” Batum said.
At the same time, the teammates of the team also believed that Batum has the ability to enter the All-Star team. Both Lillard and Lopez said that he should be an All-Star no matter in terms of strength or the role of the team.
“If you were to ask me, I’d say, he’s an All-Star and he should be there,” Lillard said. “If you look at what he’s done for this team you
You know, in terms of technical statistics, he has contributed to almost every item, and he is one of the top small forwards in the league, so, there is no doubt that he should appear in the All-Star.”