Selecting the All-NBA teams at the All-Star Break

The NBA is in fantastic shape. On the eve of All-Star Weekend 2015, the league has been blessed with numerous story lines to capture the attention of both casual and diehard fans, and throughout the season, those stories have seemingly come right after the other to bridge any sort of expected gaps in the collective consciousness.

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Perhaps the most encouraging sign for the future of the association is an ever-growing population of outstanding players. On what seems to be a nightly basis, there are healthy debates raging about the best players at each and every position, and as usual, that emphasis was driven home by the annual talk of "snubs" in the All-Star world.

Above and beyond All-Star selections, however, are the league's choices for All-NBA honors. These choices come after the season as the league anoints three full teams of outstanding players, but in that vein, we will examine the current state of the All-NBA races in this particular space.

It should be noted that the NBA uses an interesting format for these selections, as each of the three teams must feature two guards, two forwards and one center. The guard and forward spots do not distinguish between traditional positions, leaving some room for interpretation, but with that, the best players usually rise to the top in the midst of positional swoons.

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