Feb 8 2013 12:46PM

Fantasy Friday: Rotisserie All-Star Game


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The 2013 NBA All-Star Game rosters are complete.

The fans had their vote, the coaches had their say and the league office has replaced the injured player.

So as Mills Lane would say, "Let's get it on!"

Let the commencement of NBA Fantasy All-Star Game begin!

Here are the rules of the game: We'll play it rotisserie style. East versus West. All 24 All-Stars play. We have nine categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, three-pointers and turnovers.

May the best team win!

EAST

Kevin Garnett, Celtics : 724 points, 353 rebounds, 103 assists, 52 steals, 46 blocks, .509 field goal percentage (301/591), .792 free throw percentage (122/154), 0 three-pointers and 80 turnovers.

LeBron James, Heat : 1234 points, 378 rebounds, 320 assists, 75 steals, 39 blocks, .556 field goal percentage (475/854), .735 free throw percentage (192/263), 62 three-pointers and 134 turnovers.

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks : 1140 points, 250 rebounds, 113 assists, 33 steals, 20 blocks, .450 field goal percentage (394/876), .826 free throw percentage (242/293), 110 three-pointers and 107 turnovers.

Dwyane Wade, Heat : 877 points, 202 rebounds, 195 assists, 63 steals, 34 blocks, .505 field goal percentage (330/654), .745 free throw percentage (202/271), 15 three-pointers and 108 turnovers.

Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers : 909 points, 135 rebounds, 204 assists, 66 steals, 13 blocks, .474 field goal percentage (332/700), .852 free throw percentage (167/196), 78 three-pointers and 129 turnovers.

Tyson Chandler, Knicks : 547 points, 530 rebounds, 47 assists, 30 steals, 48 blocks, .670 field goal percentage (205/306), .675 free throw percentage (137/203), 0 three-pointers and 63 turnovers.

Joakim Noah, Bulls : 534 points, 498 rebounds, 184 assists, 57 steals, 94 blocks, .460 field goal percentage (204/443), .750 free throw percentage (126/168), 0 three-pointers and 122 turnovers.

Chris Bosh, Heat : 768 points, 313 rebounds, 68 assists, 34 steals, 55 blocks, .546 field goal percentage (299/548), .813 free throw percentage (161/198), 9 three-pointers and 84 turnovers.

Brook Lopez, Nets : 794 points, 307 rebounds, 34 assists, 22 steals, 92 blocks, .524 field goal percentage (318/607), .735 free throw percentage (158/215), 0 three-pointers and 76 turnovers.

Luol Deng, Bulls : 741 points, 286 rebounds, 131 assists, 48 steals, 19 blocks, .430 field goal percentage (277/644), .825 free throw percentage (146/177), 41 three-pointers and 91 turnovers.

Paul George, Pacers : 862 points, 374 rebounds, 191 assists, 87 steals, 32 blocks, .425 field goal percentage (314/739), .813 free throw percentage (126/155), 108 three-pointers and 140 turnovers.

Jrue Holiday, 76ers : 848 points, 186 rebounds, 390 assists, 66 steals, 19 blocks, .457 field goal percentage (344/752), .776 free throw percentage (114/147), 46 three-pointers and 177 turnovers.

WEST

Dwight Howard, Lakers : 709 points, 510 rebounds, 70 assists, 45 steals, 104 blocks, .577 field goal percentage (255/442), .496 free throw percentage (198/399), 1 three-pointer and 129 turnovers.

Blake Griffin, Clippers : 908 points, 422 rebounds, 176 assists, 73 steals, 31 blocks, .532 field goal percentage (362/681), .656 free throw percentage (181/276), 3 three-pointers and 111 turnovers.

Kevin Durant, Thunder : 1436 points, 367 rebounds, 216 assists, 77 steals, 59 blocks, .517 field goal percentage (464/898), .902 free throw percentage (413/458), 95 three-pointers and 160 turnovers.

Kobe Bryant, Lakers : 1350 points, 257 rebounds, 263 assists, 72 steals, 13 blocks, .462 field goal percentage (480/1038), .839 free throw percentage (299/357), 91 three-pointers and 167 turnovers.

Chris Paul, Clippers : 649 points, 137 rebounds, 378 assists, 100 steals, 2 blocks, .473 field goal percentage (224/474), .897 free throw percentage (156/174), 45 three-pointers and 85 turnovers.

Tim Duncan, Spurs : 742 points, 416 rebounds, 118 assists, 35 steals, 116 blocks, .505 field goal percentage (298/590), .828 free throw percentage (144/174), 2 three-pointers and 84 turnovers.

David Lee, Warriors : 922 points, 528 rebounds, 192 assists, 42 steals, 9 blocks, .516 field goal percentage (382/741), .798 free throw percentage (158/198), 0 three-pointers and 129 turnovers.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers : 974 points, 426 rebounds, 121 assists, 41 steals, 59 blocks, .475 field goal percentage (395/831), .789 free throw percentage (189/232), 1 three-pointer and 90 turnovers.

Zach Randolph, Grizzlies : 721 points, 536 rebounds, 67 assists, 39 steals, 22 blocks, .476 field goal percentage (301/632), .745 free throw percentage (117/157), 2 three-pointers and 94 turnovers.

James Harden, Rockets : 1291 points, 232 rebounds, 280 assists, 94 steals, 25 blocks, .444 field goal percentage (382/861), .855 free throw percentage (431/504), 96 three-pointers and 188 turnovers.

Tony Parker, Spurs : 976 points, 144 rebounds, 364 assists, 44 steals, 4 blocks, .532 field goal percentage (389/731), .816 free throw percentage (177/217), 21 three-pointers and 123 turnovers.

Russell Westbrook, Thunder : 1108 points, 258 rebounds, 400 assists, 96 steals, 12 blocks, .421 field goal percentage (389/925), .802 free throw percentage (268/334), 62 three-pointers and 169 turnovers.

POINTS

This wasn't even a contest, with the NBA's three leading scorers--Durant, Bryant and Harden--all playing for the West squad. Oh, sure, LeBron and Melo put up a fight for the East, but when the league's No. 6 through No. 11 scorers are Westbrook, Parker, Aldridge, Stephen Curry (who didn't even make the West team) and Griffin, well, let's just say the East punted this category. West: 11,786; East: 9978
WEST LEADS, 1-0.

REBOUNDS: The battle of the boards was a closer category, but Noah and Chandler couldn't hold off all that West muscle for too long. Z-Bo, Howard, Lee, Griffin, Duncan and Aldridge are all Top 20 rebounders. East only had two stars crack that list. So forgive me if I say the East is looking a little soft these days. West: 4233; East: 3805
WEST LEADS, 2-0.

ASSISTS: OK. This is looking downright one-sided now. Don't tell me the best playmakers have all gone West, young man, too! I know the East lost their top playmaker Rajon Rondo (420 assists) to injury, but even he could not make up the dime difference between the two squads. Westbrook, Paul and Parker all rank amongst the Top 7 assist men in the game--and each had 350-plus assists--hile the East only had one star do so (Holiday, though James was close at 10th and 307). West: 2645; East: 1980
WEST LEADS, 3-0.

STEALS: I'm starting to get afraid this is going to end in a 9-0 skunk. Is it too late to cancel this game? Anyway, the men of steal all have an S on their West chest, with Paul, Harden and Westbrook all ranking Top 5 in the NBA today. Props to George for registering eighth on the most-wanted thieves list, but when a power forward like Griffin has as many steals as the rest of your All-Star squad, let's just say you'll never see Chandler or Melo in a heist movie. West: 758; East: 633
WEST LEADS, 4-0.

BLOCKS: Hip-hop hooray, we don't have a shutout! Thank God for Noah, Lopez, Bosh and Chandler, who all average a full block per game. It was enough to stave off Duncan and Howard, who both rank in the Top 5 shot-swatters with around 2 per game. Now, someone, remove that goose egg. East is on the scoreboard. East: 511; West: 456
EAST TRAILS, 4-1.

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: Well, look who's actually warmed up now and making a game of this, with the East edging by the West by the slimmest of .001 margins. It took a combination of guys who don't shoot outside the paint (Chandler's league-leading .670 shooting percentage) and men who can Heat it up from anywhere on the court (James' .556 on 854 shots and Bosh's .546 on 548 shots). Howard, Griffin and Parker were nice for the West, but it's tough to overtake that kind of quality and quantity. East: .492 on 3793/7714 shooting; West .481 on 4321/8794 shooting
EAST TRAILS, 4-2.

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Game, set and match to the West. The Left Coast coasted to a victory in this category thanks to the high-volume, high-quality shooting of Durant (.902 on 458 attempts), Paul (.897 on 174 attempts) and Harden (.859 on 474 attempts), who rank third, fourth and 15th in the NBA in free-throw shooting for players with two at least attempts-per-game. No East All-Star made the Top 20. West: .783 on 2725/3480 shooting; East: .776 on 1923/2479 shooting
WEST LEADS, 5-2.

THREE-POINTERS: Well, now that the Rotisserie All-Star Game has been decided, the East squad has plenty of players who can cast up threes, with Melo and George making 100-plus, while ranking ninth and 12th in the NBA in the category. The best Westerners are Harden (96), Durant (95) and Kobe (91), who rank 19th, 21st and 22nd. East: 469; West: 419
EAST TRAILS, 5-3.

TURNOVERS: Well, you can't blame Harden, Westbrook, Durant and Kobe too harshly for costing the West this final department--not after all the good they did in the other categories. But they are four of the NBA's six most prolific bakers, creating 684 turnovers together. That said, don't forget to give credit to Melo (107 turnovers), LeBron (134) and Lopez (76) for keeping their TO's as low as they did, considering they all rank among the league's 18 highest-usage players. East: 1311, West: 1529
EAST TRAILS WEST, 5-4.

FINAL SCORE: WEST 5, EAST 4: It looked like a blowout early on, but thankfully the East has some shot-blocking shooters who can knock down the three and take care of the ball. Nonetheless, the West still wins by one, thanks to its playmaking scorers who can clean the glass, steal from the perimeter and knock down shots at the charity stripe as well. For the record, if Howard's bad back or shoulder causes him to miss the actual All-Star Game, hopefully the West will call on Curry to replace him. Not only does the Warrior deserve it, but his 142 three-pointers would help the West fantasy team snag that category too, Meanwhile, Steph grabs enough rebounds to make sure they hang on to the rebound edge at the same time, giving the West a 6-3 edge. Hypothetically speaking, of course.