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Draymond Green says the Warriors deserve to have four All-Stars again this season

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The Golden State Warriors once again boast the best record in the NBA at 33-9 and are still the team to beat this year.

Despite some surprising losses along the way, the Dubs have still managed to showcase their quality over the first half of the season and have been able to turn on the style at any time.

Unlike previous campaigns, they've endured injuries to their star players throughout the course of their 42 games as the likes of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green have all spent time out.

You can vote for your favourite players as NBA All-Stars every day HERE. Voting closes on January 15th.

But even with the health issues they've experienced, the trio - along with Klay Thompson - are all enjoying great years and could be rewarded with All-Star nods again.

If they achieve the feat, they'll create history by becoming the first quartet to be selected for the showpiece event in back-to-back seasons.

In the eyes of Green, it would be a great achievement and one they all deserve.

"That would be crazy," he told ESPN's Chris Haynes. "We're winning and everyone is playing well. Why not?"

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

In recent history, the only way a team has had four All-Stars is through having the best record at that time in the league. The Atlanta Hawks were given this honour in 2015 and the Warriors last year.

The question of whether the defending champions should receive four selections has caused some debate across the NBA which Draymond has been aware of.

"I kind of heard quite a bit this year that we should only get three max, but I don't see why not four?" Green said. "If winning has been the [blueprint to get four stars in] every year, why should it change up?"

Thanks to the fan voting - as well as their obvious production on the court - Curry and Durant are certainties to feature in Los Angeles but Green and Thompson possibly won't be.

Golden State Warriors Media Day

However, their form definitely merits selection as the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is once again proving to be the best in the league on that end of the floor while Klay is quietly in the midst of a career year.

Green explains why some people may be opposed to the idea of the Warriors foursome making the All-Star Game.

"Just because probably so many guys came over to the West in the offseason," he said. "With Jimmy [Butler] coming over, with Carmelo Antony coming over, KAT [Karl-Anthony Towns] obviously an up-and-comer.

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

"That's probably why it's more of a debate now, but I don't see why it should change. Our record is pretty good."

The NBA released its second returns from the fan votes on Thursday and it sees the power forward as the third leading frontcourt vote-getter in the west behind KD and Anthony Davis.

Steph leads all players in the conference and Klay is fourth among the guards and the chances of them making history in L.A. is extremely high.

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Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division
Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
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