Commentary

All-Star-worthy numbers on bad teams

PER Diem: Dec. 28, 2010

Updated: December 29, 2010, 7:08 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
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Choosing an All-Star team is never easy, but in the Western Conference this season it may be particularly difficult.

While the East and West aren't that far apart in the standings, they're still miles apart in depth of star power. Once again we find ourselves scraping the barrel to come up with 12 players in the East worthy of an All-Star selection, while in the West we must winnow down a much larger field.