Chalk on one vote for Kevin Love for the All-Star game from the folks at SB Nation Los Angeles. They really don't see any way that the Timberwolves' forward gets left off of the squad. . .and, even though I'm biased, I can't say that I blame them.
Back to the forwards, if we give one wild card spot to them, we're likely left with Love, Griffin and Duncan making the team, either as reserves or as Yao's replacement. Why do those three get in? Well, Love is having a season for the ages from a statistical standpoint. Players are rarely chosen from losing teams, but players are NEVER left off the roster when they're averaging 21.6 points and 15.6 rebounds. Love has to make it.
Love is having an amazing season. . .unfortunately for him, since he's toiling for a team that's quickly becoming one of the NBA's running jokes, people seem to be hesitant to recognize it.
Here's hoping that the folks from SB Nation Los Angeles are correct in their assessment.