We've got the East All-Stars out of the way, so now it's time for the West -- a task that seems harder but is in many ways easier than picking the other conference. Sure, there are several worthy snubs out West, whereas in the East we had the opposite problem. But this year's Western squad almost builds itself until you get down to the final spot or two.
For those who missed it, I went over my All-Star criteria in the opening section of my East column. As with that conference, we'll start things off by picking a starting five as if I were filling out a ballot.