A number of ESPN writers believe Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry should beat out Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge for 2013 All-Star recognition.

Kevin Pelton writes...

Now there's a decision whether to go big or small again for the final spot. There really aren't many in-between options, with Manu Ginobili sidelined by injuries and a big vacuum behind Durant at small forward in the West. Portland's Nicolas Batum has emerged as the best of the bunch, but his below-average adjusted plus-minus remains too weak to merit a spot on the All-Star roster.