IFWT_Isaiah Thomas

It’s no secret that the NBA All-Star voting for the starting positions is a popularity contest.  The voting concluded on Monday and it’s likely Kyrie Irving will be voted in despite missing majority of the season.  That leaves a couple of deserving guards out in the cold.  One of those guards that feels slighted (in addition to John Wall) is Isaiah Thomas.

Thomas is averaging 21.8 points per game, 6.6 assists per game and a player efficiency rating of 22.13, good for fifth among all NBA point guards.

Yet the 26-year-old appears to be a long shot for his first-ever All-Star appearance, as the latest vote tallied Thursday had him ninth among Eastern Conference guards, behind the likes of Jeremy Lin and the oft-injured Derrick Rose.

via Celtics reporter Jay King:

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t pay much attention to All-Star voting: “No disrespect but guys like Jeremy Lin get a lot of votes.”

Isaiah Thomas on whether he should make the All-Star team: “I think I should. But I’ve been gypped all my life.”

Isaiah Thomas on All-Star: “Put my numbers up against anybody in the NBA and they’re right there. It’s only questionable because I’m 5-9.”

Isaiah Thomas said Paul George, Derrick Rose and George Hill are among the guys who have told him he should make the All-Star team.

The league will reveal both All-Star rosters on Thursday, Jan. 21.  If he doesn’t make the cut, he has a chance of making it as a reserve player whom are chosen by the coaches.

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source: NESN