With only 24 spots available and little turnover from year to year, it can be tough to be crack the All-Star roster. For some franchises, it has been more than tough. The five teams with no All-Stars this decade, their most recent representatives, and who has a shot to be their next ones:
1. Golden State; Last All-Star: Latrell Sprewell (2004)
Next All-Star: David Lee
Analysis: The key to a resurgent Warriors team is the league’s only player averaging at least 19 points and 10 rebounds.
2. Milwaukee; Last All-Star: Michael Redd (2004)
Next All-Star: Brandon Jennings
Analysis: Shooting percentages are better across the board than his high-scoring pal in the backcourt, Monta Ellis.
3. Sacramento; Last All-Stars: Peja Stojakovic, Brad Miller (2004)
Next All-Star: DeMarcus Cousins
Analysis: Hurt by exclusion of “center” position on All-Star ballot, because he is West’s second best.
4. Washington; Last All-Star: Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison (2008)
Next All-Star: John Wall
Analysis: No Wizard has a prayer this year, but Wall should break East’s shallow guard rotation next season.
5. Detroit; Last All-Star: Allen Iverson (2009)
Next All-Star: Greg Monroe
Analysis: Also hurt by “center” exclusion; only player in East averaging at least 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists.