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Lakers All-Star Picks … Plus Some Money

Deron Williams or Brandon Roy? Hedo Turkoglu or Andre Iguodala? Shaquille O’Neal or Al Jefferson? Hmmm…

Having completed my personal All-Star selections after the starters were revealed on Thursday night, I needed some outside expertise to make sure I hadn’t followed the wrong path.

So I called Money.

That’s Matt “Money” Smith (you know him well, you know his smell), the co-host of the now nationally broadcasted “Petros and Money Show” (PMS) that hits the airwaves locally on AM 570 KLAC between 4-7:00 p.m. Now, I first became a fan of Money’s NBA take while listening to him on “The Lakers Zone,” (where he handles pregame, halftime and postgame duties around the call of Spero Dedes and Mychal Thompson), and thus trusted he’d check and balance my roster.

As it turned out, we disagreed on just three of the reserves, settling in agreement on the other 11 players that will join the 10 voted-in starters in Phoenix. Here’s the original list, which includes individual statistics, team records and place in the conference standings plus selected “Honorable Mention” players who had excellent first halfs but didn’t quite make our squad. Below the list, you can check out where Money would have gone another way, and why.