Doc Rivers, Tom Thibodeau think All-Star Game rosters should be expanded to 15, want draft televised
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers believes the NBA should expand its All-Star rosters to 15 players on each side.
I wish the league would go to 15, Rivers said prior to Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Whatever we dress [in regular-season games], we should have All-Stars.
Rivers, like many players, coaches and fans also believes that the upcoming All-Star Game draft between captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry should be televised. As an added bonus, Rivers also believes that the league’s coaches’ vote should be made public as well.
As it stands, both Rivers and Thibodeau know how difficult the competition is to get their players on the roster. Thibodeau was advocating for Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler, and hoping even possibly Andrew Wiggins would get consideration. Rivers was hoping Clippers sharpshooter Lou Williams would get a chance to participate. Rivers acknowledged that Towns and Butler deserved to be in, but summed up the tough voting decisions this way.
It’s just the West, Rivers said. There’s a lot of good players. You got to vote for the entire Golden State team, and then there’s not a lot of guys left after that.
It was good, Frazier told the New York Daily News. He’s a nice guy, to finally meet him and he looks good, he’s playing the part off well. He looks like an upstanding gentleman, and it was nice to finally meet him.
In September, when the Yankees were playing the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-game series relocated to the Mets’ Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma in Florida, a YES Network camera caught the bearded, suspender-wearing Dunaier making the disapproving gesture after Frazier hit a three-run homer.
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