Per ESPN on Jan 22nd (so Tuesday refers to today):
The starters for the 59th NBA All-Star Game were revealed Thursday
night. The reserves in each conference will be unveiled next Thursday.
The gap is bridged here with our own annual selections -- just like
the coaches do it -- to fill the seven open seats on the respective
Instructions for how to select All-Star reserves have been e-mailed
to all 30 teams, with the head coaches asked to vote for seven players
in their respective conferences -- but none of their own -- by Tuesday
at 3 p.m.
It appears to me that it comes down to Rose or Rondo for the final guard spot. I don't think the coaches vote in two pure PGs as reserves. So if it goes down to those two who gets the spot?
The Bulls actually have a better record on the season than the Celtics do without KG. The Celtics murdered the Bulls in the two games Garnett played, but they lost the one game without KG with Rose winning his individual match up with Rondo that game.
In the end, if Rondo makes the all-star game, it will be due to having an incredible supporting cast rather than his own merit. Switch Rose and Rondo and the Celtics are unstoppable, and the Bulls are a 30 win team instead of a team hovering around .500.
Rondo is not a primary piece to any team. Derrick Rose has shown he can be that guy on many nights. The Celtics have considered trading Rondo, their only young 'star', multiple times over the past two seasons, seems like a crazy stance for a guy who's an all-star doesn't it?
Today is the day the decision happens though we'll have to wait for Thursday [barring any leaks] to find out the results. I have my doubts that Rose will get in, but it's an injustice if he doesn't.