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Age of the All-Star Part 2

Based on the All-Star guidelines laid out in Part 1, we can already know which teams will go far into the playoffs. Super Teams loaded with All-Stars are taking over the NBA. The question now is, which teams will attract All-Star free agents and turn themselves into Super Teams? Continue reading

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Age Of The All-Star Part 1

The talent level in the NBA has hit a high point in the last couple of years. A greater number of teams are competitive every year, teams have more depth, and no team is safe during the playoffs. So what is it that makes a few teams rise to the top?

The answer should be obvious after the chaos of last summer’s free agency frenzy: it’s the All Stars. The truly elite players are the thing to push their teams over the edge. And now every team in the NBA is starting to pick up on this fact.

As recently as a few years ago, a team such as the 2002-03 Nets or 2004-05 Pistons could make the Finals two years in a row. One great player and a team of role players who fit well together could win a lot of games. But with the amount of talent in the league evening out the playing field, it takes more than one to make yourself heard in the playoffs. Continue reading

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