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LaMarcus Aldridge Over Josh Smith For All-NBA Team says...David Aldridge

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<strong>Don't be down, Josh, we've got your back.</strong>
Don't be down, Josh, we've got your back.

Stripped from the consistently fantastic Morning Tip comes the latest from NBA.com's (and other outlets) David Aldridge:

ALL NBA TEAMS

ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
Guards: Kobe Bryant, Lakers; Tony Parker, Spurs
Forwards: LeBron James, Heat; Kevin Durant, Thunder
Center: Dwight Howard, Magic

ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Guards:
Chris Paul, Clippers; Dwyane Wade, Heat
Forwards: Kevin Love, Timberwolves; Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Center: Andrew Bynum, Lakers

ALL NBA THIRD TEAM
Guards:
Russell Westbrook, Thunder; Rajon Rondo, Celtics
Forwards: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland; Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

Center: Marc Gasol, Memphis

Aldridge had a fine season, but his Blazers are a mess and he couldn't lift them any higher that being eliminated over a week ago before ending his season ended as well after 55 games.

We have obviously and transparently made the case for Josh Smith a little while ago, and seriously never thought about Aldridge as the possible winner of the last spot. Even if you were looking strictly at PER, Blake Griffin would be better.

A more all-around player? You'd have to consider Smith and Al Jefferson for that spot.

A truly fantastic season? It wasn't Aldridge, who while being an effective shot-maker, didn't move the needle like Smith did this season for the Hawks, carrying the team while Joe Johnson was down and Al Horford missed the season.

Exit Question: What say you, ATL? A couple of weeks ago, the field was split on Smith as All-NBA, but surely we can all agree that Smith is more worthy than Aldridge, or can we?