June 15, 2024

Derrick White’s value to the Boston Celtics this season is praised by Eddie House, who also explains why it will be difficult for the guard to make the All-Star team.

The Boston Celtics are running campaigns to secure spots at NBA All-Star weekend for each member of their starting five.

You can see why the Celtics have decided to honor that first group in its entirety, given that Jayson Tatum,Derrick Brown, Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick White, andDerrick Holiday group has a net rating of +19.6 in 257 minutes together this season.

Unfortunately, Boston’s depth is a double-edged sword—that is, until it comes time to cast All-Star votes. Some of their players might split t

Four stats that make an All-Star case for Celtics' starting five – NBC  Sports Boston

he vote, especially when conference coaches vote for All-Star reserves, so the Celtics would have trouble sending even two players to the midseason classic in February.

That might make room for less worthy talents who are on a team without any other talent.

Positively, Tatum ought to be selected as one of the starting players by the fans. Even if Tatum is going through a little lull, at least by his high standards, we are sure he will make it to Indianapolis, somehow.

In order to strengthen Boston’s case for All-Star candidacy, we selected one stat from each of the other four starters for this week’s Forsberg Four on Celtics PostUp. There isn’t a clear favorite to be Boston’s second star because their quartet has been playing such well lately.

The fact that the Celtics now have the greatest basketball record may greatly influence conference coaches and supporters to cast numerous ballots for Boston players. However, with all the individual skill in the East, it might make it more difficult for some of Boston’s most important players to make the All-Star team.

Having said that, the Celtics are in a fairly good position overall if their main issue through the first three quarters of the season has been getting crowded out for All-Star spots.

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