By Tommy Matthews
The Sixers are on a roll, having swept a five-game West Coast trip with the Kevin Durant-less Nets next up at home tomorrow night.
3. Sixers (previously sixth) | 30-16 | +4.1 net rating
Anybody deserving of All-Star Game?
Joel Embiid and James Harden.
Embiid is a lock. Maybe he doesn’t get in as a starter over Tatum, but he will easily punch his ticket to the game. The Sixers are more than good enough to have two All-Stars, and Harden is the other guy here.
Harden has missed a bunch of games (16), but his numbers and his play pass the All-Star sniff test.
Anybody deserving of the Saturday night festivities?
Is Georges Niang a good enough shooter or a sexy enough name to be in the 3-point shootout?
Probably not on both counts.