NBA All-Star Game, who will take over the West? Editorial review!

On Thursday night through Friday, the All-Star Game holders for each conference were announced. West? Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, LeBron James and Nikola Jokic were the lucky ones. All that’s left is to determine who the replacements are, and in this little game the TrashTalk editorial staff wants to share their favorites with you.

For our replacements in the East, it’s here!


  • Guards: Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Domantas Sabonis, Anthony Davis, Lauri Markkanen
  • Wild cards: Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox

As for the East, let’s start with the locks: Ja Morant and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, no need to argue it’s obvious. Lauri Markkanen – who will be playing at home in Utah – also deserves to be an All-Star, as is Kings interior Domantas Sabonis. I like the Kings season so I added De’Aaron Fox to the mix. I believe Anthony Davis, despite his injuries, should be in the All-Star Game as is Damian Lillard despite the Blazers’ disappointing results. I wanted to give the ticket to Anthony Edwards – author of an All-Star caliber campaign – but Dame’s recent performances (60 points against Utah) finally tipped the balance in his favor.


  • Guards: Ja Morant and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Domantas Sabonis, Paul George and Lauri Markkanen
  • Wild cards: Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis

There was absolutely no doubt about my two guards and three forwards. It’s also impossible for me without Dame and AD, so representative of their era and – don’t forget – incredible when they play. Where are the shoes attached? The pedigree of the left, because in a perfect world, this season De’Aaron Fox deserves to be an All-Star, and people like Jamal Murray, CJ McCollum, Anthony Edwards, even a second Grizzly (JJJ? Bane ? ) o Kawhi Leonard is also ineligible. Ah well, I’m told I forgot to put in a Suns player, to which I reply that it’s not an oversight.

Alexander T.

  • Guards: Ja Morant, Damian Lillard
  • Forward: Lauri Markkanen, Domantas Sabonis, Anthony Davis
  • Wild cards: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, De’Aaron Fox

Finally picking the West is pretty easy with Ja Morant, Damian Lillard, SGA, Sabonis sure to be in it. I’d like to spin a second All-Star in Denver so Aaron Gordon, for example, can be rewarded for his fat season, but I’ll ride the Kings train with De’Aaron Fox. The explosion of Lauri Markkanen, who will also play at home, deserves to be rewarded. Finally, I had a choice between getting the Clippers (Paul George) and sending Anthony Davis. The rankings seem like PG but the thing is, the monobrow, when not injured, is almost like an MVP candidate.

Nicholas V.

  • Guards: Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Lauri Markkanen, Domantas Sabonis, Anthony Davis
  • Wild cards: De’Aaron Fox, Klay Thompson

The advantage is that the two backs are out of the debate so let’s go straight to the big boys. Lauri Markkanen? It could not be more logical, the Finn is incredible in Utah and deserves the praise of his public, for the beauty of the gesture. Domantas Sabonis pitched the victory to put the Kings back on the road to victory, end of argument. Finally, Anthony Davis was huge during his prime, and his blaz is still All-Star good, we’re not going to lie to each other. Wild-card level, refer to Sabonis’ argument for Fox. For Klay, it’s just a crush on a player who rediscovered himself this season, and damn it treats. All my homies want to see Killa Klay in shorts in Salt Lake City.


  • Guards: Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Lauri Markkanen, Domantas Sabonis, Paul George
  • Wild cards: De’Aaron Fox, Damian Lillard

There is no possible discussion behind the court. Ja Morant, SGA and Damian Lillard are all on the trip to Salt Lake City. If the Grizzlies point guard can earn a starting spot, Shai’s explosion should be rewarded and Damian Lillard remains as strong as ever, even if his team doesn’t follow suit. De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis had to represent the Kings, as Sacramento’s metamorphosis was impressive. For the last two forward spots, it’s more open. I also decided to choose Lauri Markkanen, candidate for the MIP title who will play at home, with Paul George, despite some failed matches, who remains at a higher level every time he is on the pitch. No Kawhi therefore, Anthony Davis, or Devin Booker too often injured. No Anthony Edwards, or CJ McCollum either, are victims of competition.


  • Guards: Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Lauri Markkanen, Domantas Sabonis, Paul George
  • Wild cards: Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox

On waivers due to the Blazers’ results, Damian Lillard cemented his spot with his 60-point game. It’s also impossible not to reward De’Aaron Fox, who is casually the Kings’ leading scorer in this absolute resurgence. This year was almost the right one for CJ McCollum, but unfortunately for him, 9 losses in 12 games since Zion’s injury has been costly. In reverse logic, I imagine Anthony Edwards or Mikal Bridges helping their team stay afloat despite injuries. But in the end it was Petit Lardon and Maman Renard who passed the cut. No Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard or Devin Booker, unfortunately often absent.


  • Guards: Ja Morant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Forward: Domantas Sabonis, Paul George, Lauri Markkanen
  • Wild cards: Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox

Of course, the All-Star Game means spectacle, and spectacle means Ja Morant, although to reduce the Grizzly to that would be insulting. The stratospheric season of the SGA cannot remain without an invitation among the stars and therefore the Canadian will experience his defloration among the Mormons. Among the forwards Domantas Sabonis will light the purple laser in Salt Lake City, the son of Arvydas is simply divine and puts more blood on Rob Hennigan’s hands. Paul George will arrive to represent Lob City (and Happy New Year 2011 to all) while Lauri Markkanen will be the stage local after a season that exceeded all expectations, individually and collectively. My two toilets go to Damian Lillard, whom we have not forgotten despite a disappointing record for his Blazers, and to the second resident of the Kings, who is left-handed and very fast, you will understand it, it is De’ Aaron Fox . Sorry Anthony Davis, sorry Kawhi Leonard, but school shouldn’t be skipped.

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