Feb 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash (13) passes the ball after driving past Atlanta Hawks small forward Tracy McGrady (1) during the first half at Phillips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Steve Nash is an All-Star, Marcin Gortat is Not


Feb 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash (13) drives the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at Phillips Arena. The Suns defeated the Hawks 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

It’s probably safe to say that having two Suns would be bad for the All-Star Game. Earlier in the season, it might’ve seemed like Marcin Gortat would be more likely than Steve Nash to be an All-Star, tonight, however, everything is clearly right.

Gortat is having himself a great season. Unfortunately for him, so are Andrew Bynum and Marc Gasol. There’s still hope for him, however, as he may possibly replace one of the aforementioned in case something happens or they elect to sit out. Although, Pau Gasol might be another guy to get the commisioner’s nod in that case.

Now Nash, Nash is having an amazing season. He’s 38, leading the league in assists, leads all guards in field goal percentage, while creating 85% of his offence for himself. If there’s a reason that the Suns are 3.5 wins removed from the 4 seed (yes, it’s that close in the Wild, Wild West) it’s Nash. And after getting snubbed last year, Nash came back with a vengeance. And… Him passing to Blake Griffin? YES PLEASE.

Welcome back to the All-Star team, Steve. You earned it.

Tags: All-star Game All-star Reserves Marcin Gortat Steve Nash Suns