The Golden State Warriors have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2012-13 season so far, as they currently have a 23-13 record heading into Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat. One of the main reasons why the Warriors have been so successful this season has been due to the play of David Lee–which is why he deserves a spot on this year’s All-Star roster.
Lee is having one of the best years of his eight-year career, as he’s averaging a double-double each game with 19.9 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game. On top of that, Lee is coming off a performance against the Los Angeles Clippers in which he fell three assists shy of a triple-double–so he’s capable of putting up big numbers in other areas as well.
Despite having one of the league’s up-and-coming stars in Stephen Curry, the argument can be made Golden State wouldn’t be a playoff contender at this point in the season if it wasn’t for Lee in the lineup. It’s always an advantage for teams to have an effective big man they can rely on each night, and the fact that Lee always seems capable of posting a double-double each time he steps on the court gives this team a huge advantage with the All-Star break right around the corner.
Everybody knows fans play favorites when it comes to selections in the All-Star game, but there’s no question Lee deserves a shot at playing in Houston this February with the rest of the stars in this league.
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