Now this does seem crazy. Not that Devin Harris is going to have an All-Star type first half of the season -- or perhaps he might -- but to not even be among the 24 guards selected to the 2008 NBA All-Star ballot is nuts.
The NBA released the ballot Wednesday. A group of "media experts" selected the players, according to the league. Some of those experts include Ric Bucher of ESPN, Sam Smith of The Chicago Tribune, Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer and Ernie Johnson of TNT.
Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse are the Mavs' reps at guard. As valuable as Stackhouse has been in his three-plus year now with the Mavs, it's been quite a few seasons since he's put up All-Star type numbers.
Of course, the popular Suns got Steve Nash, Raja Bell and Leandro Barbosa on the ballot. And the Spurs got Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Michael Finley.
Now, does Luke Ridnour, Randy Foye, Jarrett Jack and - huh? - Antoine Walker deserve to be selected ahead of Harris?
Harris, now in his fourth season and averaging 13.0 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds, he was rather graceful about the whole thing: "Stuff happens" he said.
-- Jeff Caplan