6 Cats have a legitimate claim to make the All-Star game this season and you can cast your vote at allstarballot.nba.com. Unsurprisingly 5 of those 6 former Cats are over this week’s list after another week of leading their teams on the court. Let’s find out who made this week’s cut:
5. Rajon Rondo
Rondo didn’t miss a beat after being dealt to Dallas last week. In two games for the Mavs, Rondo posted a combined 19 points, 20 assists, 11 rebounds, and 5 steals. Shooting guard Monta Ellis also saw the benefit of a top-tier point guard by tying a season high 38 points in a win against the Spurs. With Rondo on the roster the Mavericks are right in the thick of the race for home court during the West playoffs. Rajon returns to the court tonight against Eric Bledsoe and the Suns.
4. John Wall
The Wizards had won six straight before losing at home to the Suns on Sunday. Wall has been stellar over that stretch and remains Top 5 in the NBA in assists and steals per game. He drops below Bledsoe this week due to a loss in their head to head match-up. In the loss to Phoenix Wall finished with 15 points on 5-15 shooting. He’ll have a chance to bounce back tonight against the Bulls.
3. Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe helped lead the Suns to a 3-0 record over the past week with an average of 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.67 assists. The win over the Wizards was the most impressive but all three dubs game on the road along the east coast. The wins brought Phoenix to a tie with New Orleans for the eighth seed and the Suns could find their way into the playoffs by the end of the season. Bled and the Suns will try to keep the win streak going tonight against Rondo and the Mavs/
2. Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis returned to form this past week after a minor chest injury kept him out of action for a game and a half. Over the week that was he had three games with over 30 points and the Pelicans went 3-1. Ant is held out of the top spot for the second week in a row due to his worst performance of the season coming against the Trailblazers. AD finished with just 7 points and a +/- of -26 and LaMarcus Aldridge had a feast. The Pelicans will travel to Indy tonight to take on the struggling Pacers.
1. DeMarcus Cousins
Welcome back Big Cuz! Boogie missed the last 10 games battling viral meningitis and the Kings went 2-8 without their star player. Since his return Sacramento went 1-2 but the two losses were close and to the Bucks and Warriors who both look playoff bound. It wasn’t for the lack of effort on DeMarcus’ part. Boogie averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.33 assists in his return and will hopefully make his first all-star game this season. Sacramento will return to action on Friday the 26th against Bledsoe and the Suns.