By Justin Batiste
Which player should take the place of Center DeMarcus Cousins in this year’s all-star game?
Although the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Houston Rockets last night, the Pelicans however still ended up leaving the game with a loss. Last night the Pelicans lost their center, DeMarcus Cousins, to a season-ending injury. Cousins is out for the remainder of the season due to a torn left Achilles tendon (Prayers go up for Boogie).
Cousins was voted an all-star this year, but now that he’s hurt there’s a spot open, and the question is who should take Cousins place now that he isn’t playing. One of the most popular artists right now, Drake Aubrey Graham, made a song about this player a while back titled “6 Man.” This goes to show how popular this player is if an artist like Drake mentioned him in his song. Drake was talking about Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams when he made this song.
Yes, I vote for Lou Williams to be the replacement for Cousins in this year’s NBA All-Star game.
I mean why not? Williams is probably one of the most deserving players. Williams has always been a good player, but as of now Williams is putting up starting guard numbers off the bench, and the Clippers have been playing well this season. There’s no question whose winning 6th man of the year this year. Once Williams wins this award, this will be his second time receiving the award. The last time was in 2015.
Williams is having the best season of his career. Earlier this season Williams scored 50 points against the Golden State Warriors. Last night, against the Grizzlies. Williams scored 40 points, dished out 10 assists and the Clippers defeated the Grizzlies 109-100.
Williams is currently averaging 23.6 points per game, 5.2 total rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per game. Williams game just fits the all-star game style of play. His game has a free flow to it. Putting Williams in the all-star game would also help with more views because of how exciting his game is, and that’s what the all-star game is all about excitement. Williams is a fan favorite, and he’s never been before. Not to mention the all-star game will be held in Los Angeles this year. This is the year Lou Williams should be in the all-star game.