Three 76ers made the NBA All-Star Game ballot, which was
Evan Turner (backcourt) and Thaddeus Young and Spencer
Hawes (frontcourt) represent the Sixers on the Eastern Conference ballot.
Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams did not make the cut.
Though it’s early in the season – nine games in, with
Friday’s in Atlanta representing the 10th – Turner stands the best
chance of any of the Sixers to make the All-Star team. The fourth-year
swingman, who’s never made the All-Star Game, is having a career year with
averages of 23.0 points and 6.5 rebounds on 49-percent shooting.
Earlier this week, Turner said he has not been consumed
with thoughts pertaining to the All-Star Game.
“Whether I make it or not,
situations like this give me confidence,” Turner said. “You know when you know,
you know? Whether I make it, I am how good I can be, like I’ve been saying. I’m
just going to let it all play out.”
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