As it was mentioned on Friday, Anthony Davis missed out on being named an All-Star starter by a fair margin. Ryan Anderson isn't happy about this, and he had plenty to say following yesterday's practice when asked whether Davis deserves to be in the upcoming All-Star game.
"Yes he does. Anthony Davis? Heck yeah. I think he deserves to be a starter."
Anderson next mentioned that the voting system is likely at least partially to blame. The NBA removed the center position from the All-Star ballot before the start of the 2012-13 season, providing for the selection of two backcourt players and three frontcourt players.
"Obviously with the way the voting system is now, it's all fan-based for the most part. It's very much skewed towards... I mean, it used to be a position type of thing."
Anderson was then asked whether some of the fault lies with teammates not jockeying enough on Davis' behalf.
"It's my fault. I mean, it's my fault. I didn't put it out in the media enough."
Naturally, Anderson was a tad sarcastic following the odd question, but he did go on to state that he believes the Pelicans' disappointing season has not helped Davis' cause. Regardless, though, "He's an All-Star starter every year he's going to play until he's like 45 years old. Maybe not that old, that's pretty old, but yeah."