The fact that Derrick Rose is beating out Isaiah Thomas this year in the All-Star Voting is just ludicrous. We all know this thing is a complete popularity contest but putting Derrick Rose above Isaiah Thomas is just not right. Boston needs to get behind their point guard and get this guy in the All-Star game. The most unfortunate part of this whole story is the actual stats behind it. Let’s look at where both players rank among point guards.
Free Throw %:4th
Now, lets take a look at where Derrick Rose ranks among point guards in these categories…
Free Throw %: 103rd
Popularity contest or not this is straight up highway robbery and it demeans the term All Star in the NBA. How can a player not rank top 10 in any major category and still be considered an all star in the league? What has Derrick Rose done for the Bulls this year that has been so amazing? Because I’m pretty sure Jimmy Butler is straight up ballin out this year and that’s the only reason the Bulls are not in complete shambles. Isaiah Thomas has been playing excellent ball all year. Classic example was Sunday night when he closed out the Knicks with 21 points and 8 assists. This guy has been productive night in and night out and I would be doing fans a disservice if I did not point out him getting snuffed so far in the All-Star voting.
Here’s a link to vote for Isaiah: http://vote.nba.com/?iref=asv16_nbadrd&cid=asv16_nbadrd
Here’s Sunday’s highlights against the Knicks…