There will be time for more thorough analysis later and tomorrow, especially about Joe's inclusion, Al repeat recognition, and Josh's absence, but for now---you're on the clock---what do you think?
(Kris - 8:20 AM Update)
Joe Johnson - Sometimes I think Johnson's greatness gets lost in Atlanta fans frustrations over playoff failures, some ill-advised Johnson comments, and one huge contract. Johnson is an excellent player and has shown that over the last month when he has been lights out now that he is fully healthy. Makes you wonder how long something had been wrong with the elbow. Even with the injury, I think his selection by the coaches shows the respect that Johnson has around the league. When opposing teams play the Hawks they still create their entire defensive game plan around Joe Johnson.
Josh Smith - I would have loved to have seen Smith on this stage. The reality is I feel that Atlanta was lucky to get two players considering they are fourth in the conference and seven players came off of the top two teams. Smith is a key part of the Hawks successes but it seems he will have to once again use this snub as motivation for the remainder of the season.
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