Paul Pierce wasn't picked as a reserve for the 2013 All-Star game, nor was he picked as a replacement to fill Rajon Rondo's vacant spot. This despite the fact that Pierce's numbers are remarkably similar to his his stats in previous All-Star seasons. Pierce has been on fire lately (A couple huge triple doubles included) and it appears there might be an All-Star roster spot opening up.
RealGM (Via Chicago Tribune)
Joakim Noah did not participate in Chicago Bulls practice on Sunday due to his ongoing plantar fasciitis and admits he may miss next weekend's NBA All-Star Game with the injury.
"It's pretty important," Noah said of his first All-Star Game. "Well, it's not that important, but it's something I want to do. But I also have to do what's right for the team. There's obviously a bigger picture than the All-Star Game. We'll see."
Considering that Paul Pierce has been playing fantastic basketball of late and the Celtics are the hottest team in basketball, don't be surprised to see Paul Pierce added as a late replacement for Noah (or any other player that pulls out this week). Pierce deserves to be in Houston and the Celtics deserve two all-stars. We'll keep you posted.
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