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Long drought for some NBA teams from All-Star game

Latrell Sprewell

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Latrell Sprewell

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)

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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.

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