More Likely to be All-Star this season: Nikola Vucevic or Arron Afflalo

Cohen’s Pick: Vucevic

I have stated it before and I will emphasize it again; Afflalo is one of the most underrated and underappreciated players in the NBA. In fact, after James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade (if his knees hold up) and perhaps Klay Thompson and DeMar DeRozan, isn’t Afflalo the next best shooting guard in the league?

With that said, however, Vucevic is rapidly moving up the rankings as it relates to the league’s best centers and that is not easy to accomplish considering there are a plethora of quality big men in the league these days. More and more league executives and scouts are paying attention to Nik’s development – which includes a refined offensive repertoire and an improved defensive competence. And that may help him earn some extra respect when All-Stars are chosen later in the season.

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