Raptors coach says Korver, Teague All-Star worthy

Dwane Casey will have to make his decision soon.

The Raptors coach extolled the virtues of several of the Hawks starters in regard to the team’s success before Friday’s game.

The Hawks are highly unlikely to have a starter voted into the NBA All-Star Game when balloting closes Jan. 19. However, there are seven reserve spots available for opposing coaches to fill.

So coach, which Hawks player would get your All-Star vote?

“Wow, that is a tough question,” Casey said. “Well, (Al) Horford you have to look at him. (Paul) Millsap is playing at a high level. I think the question comes between (Kyle) Korver and (Jeff) Teague, who do you pick because both of them are playing great. I don’t know if a coach is going to vote for that many. They should because they are playing at such a high level. The question would be between Korver and Teague.”

It’s likely the Hawks will get at least one All-Star when the reserves are announced on Jan. 29 based on the team’s performance and current first place standing in the Eastern Conference. Last year Millsap was named am All-Star reserve when the Hawks were near the top of the East halfway through the season.

This season, an argument can be made for a number of Hawks. All five starters average between 18 and 12 points on a team that shares the scoring wealth.

“They probably have the best shooter in the world, probably one of the fastest point guards in the league,” Casey said of Korver and Teague.