Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/17/14
* The All Star game is first and foremost a popularity contest, when it comes to the starting lineups. Fans vote for the biggest names and year after year the same players are voted as starters. Coaches usually make the right decisions when it comes to picking the reserves, but this list is based only on their play, importance to their team and of course statistics. These are the 12 best players so far in the Eastern Conference. Starters: In order of positions G: Rajon Rondo- Boston Celtics: 13 points, 12.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 2 steals, .514 shooting % With Derrick Rose out, Rondo has been the East’s best point guard and arguably the top guard overall. He is once again leading the league in assists (by far), while averaging his second highest point total of his career, as well as his highest rebounding numbers. He is also shooting a career best field goal percentage (by far) and looks to be at a level where he seems to at least be comfortable taking mid-range shots. There is not ...
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