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    Default Can Scola be an all-star this year?

    After a superb world championships where he was the leading scorer in the tournament, will Scola make the next step in the NBA and become an all-star? He showed good improvement in his second year in the NBA, averaging over 16 points.
    I think he can, because now Adelman has had a chance to watch just how good of an offensive player Scola can be. Yao will be limited to 24 minutes per game, so Scola will likely shoulder more of the load and can even play some spot minutes at center.
    Could Scola be a 20-10 guy this year? Maybe.

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    I am as big of a fan of Scola as anyone but I just don't see him being an all star this year. Three things are working against him:

    1) The other forwards in the West that he would be competing against are Durant, Nowitzki, Gasol, Duncan, Al Jefferson, Zach Randolph, David Lee, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Jeff Green. I believe only 5-6 forwards are chosen and Durant, Nowitzki and Gasol are essentially locks unless someone gets injured. So that would mean Scola would have to outplay all but 2-3 of the rest of the guys on the list.

    2) Rarely do teams get 2+ all stars unless they are one of the top teams in the league and the Rockets, although they are a good team, probably will only get 1 all star next year. Even if Yao is limited to 24 minutes a game the Rockets will probably rely on Kevin Martin a little more than Scola.

    3) Yao gets all of the China votes every year

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    I'd love to see that happen, but it'll be difficult... Also in recent years it seems like people vote for the players they like, not the ones who are playing better. Things should get balanced a bit.
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    All Star? No way, the West is too crowded. Unless the ballots place him as a center instead of PF.

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    I'm predicting that he'll put up 18ppg 8rpg 3apg and help lead Houston to a 55 win season alongside Yao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alermac View Post
    All Star? No way, the West is too crowded. Unless the ballots place him as a center instead of PF.
    Yeah, there are a lot of good PFs and SFs of the West. Scola is definitely one of the best, though. There's a chance he could get voted in.
    Quote Originally Posted by BBallFanJ
    so Scola will likely shoulder more of the load and can even play some spot minutes at center.
    Yes, you're right. Although now that they have Brad Miller and might get Eric Dampier, I'll bet Scola will play SF against some of the bigger teams...maybe not.

    Scola is a very productive player. He's super efficient. Very few players get his kind of points so quickly. I'd love to see him take an increased role in Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    I am as big of a fan of Scola as anyone but I just don't see him being an all star this year. Three things are working against him:

    1) The other forwards in the West that he would be competing against are Durant, Nowitzki, Gasol, Duncan, Al Jefferson, Zach Randolph, David Lee, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Jeff Green. I believe only 5-6 forwards are chosen and Durant, Nowitzki and Gasol are essentially locks unless someone gets injured. So that would mean Scola would have to outplay all but 2-3 of the rest of the guys on the list.

    2) Rarely do teams get 2+ all stars unless they are one of the top teams in the league and the Rockets, although they are a good team, probably will only get 1 all star next year. Even if Yao is limited to 24 minutes a game the Rockets will probably rely on Kevin Martin a little more than Scola.

    3) Yao gets all of the China votes every year
    great post, i agree!

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    Well, Luis Scola had 18 points and 16 rebounds despite the lost of the Houston Rockets to the defending NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers 112-110. Those are All-Star numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Well, Luis Scola had 18 points and 16 rebounds despite the lost of the Houston Rockets to the defending NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers 112-110. Those are All-Star numbers.
    Definitely, even more in yesterday's game:

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