Who will make the all-star cut?

The fans have spoken. Soon, the coaches will get their say too. Insider polled some GMs around the league to get their take on who should make the All-Star cut this year.

Updated: January 27, 2004, 12:22 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The fans have spoken. The media have spoken and spoken. Soon, the coaches will get their say too.

The final All-Star Game voting tallies won't be announced until Thursday, but if all goes according to current voting trends, Vince Carter, Jermaine O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady and Ben Wallace will be in the East starting lineup. Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Steve Francis and either Shaquille O'Neal or Yao Ming (the one race still too close to call) will start in the West.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. The East starting five is solid. At least, this year, Carter is actually playing. The West starting five is a bit shakier.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer