The NBA will name its all-star reserves on Thursday night and it will be interesting to see if Clippers rookie Blake Griffin makes the cut.
If he does, it might have an impact in Toronto.
Griffin is angling to become the first rookie since Yao Ming (voted in due to his immense popularity in his native China) to make it as a freshman.
Raptors coach Jay Triano said Wednesday he thinks Griffin should go.
But if he does, will he still play in the rookie-sophomore game? LeBron James made the all-star team as a sophomore and still suited up in the lesser contest, the only player who has ever done so.
But the Clippers might not want Griffin — who missed his true rookie season last year due to injury — to play twice as well as compete in the slam dunk contest and that could open the door for Raptors rookie Ed Davis — presumably the best big man left off the initial rookie roster.