For the first time, an email arrived in the old inbox here in mid-January. The NBA had invited 75 of us media folks to vote for what will amount to 25 percent of the input in the league’s All-Star starting five. The fan vote will still count for 50 percent of the tally, and players will get the remaining 25 percent of the say.
Can’t quite say that this new system will change all that much when it comes to All-Star Super Cheap Jerseys China snubs and outrages, but it’s an effort at least. And it was fun to go through and pick starters for a change. With voting for starters having wrapped up Monday night, here’s how my ballot went.
Derrick Rose has rejoined the team and has been fined. He is expected to be in uniform tomorrow in Philadelphia.
He reportedly already was unhappy with how coach Jeff Hornacek has used him, particularly in late-game situations, though the 2011 NBA MVP doesn’t recognize his diminished play from his previously elite level.
Rose has been critical of Hornacek in private, but no one in the Knicks locker room or management has expressed any issues with how Hornacek has coached Rose, unidentified league sources told Yahoo.
According to Yahoo, the Knicks already were undecided about what kind of commitment to make to Rose in free agency this offseason. Now his failure to alert team officials ahead The Best Cheap Jerseys of his absence Monday not only left them livid but also embarrassed, Yahoo’s sources said. (ESPN reported that “a family issue” in Chicago led to Rose’s absence.)