Without a doubt these all star bids have got me feeling some type of way. The first problem was letting Sabonis skate by and maintain a roster spot on the East. You even have some guys posting their frustration on social media (Sorry Jaxson Hayes). So having said that, here are my all star snubs:
Being a Wizard for his whole career Beal has become a superstar. Being the number one option offensively, Beal is putting up a career high in points, assists, and in free throw percentage at 84% respectively. You can’t make the argument that he’s on a bad team anymore because Trae Young is an all star starter. If it’s about putting the best players in the game, then clearly the coaches, and personnel have no knowledge of the game around them. Beal is seeing improvements in his passing and rebounding abilities this season as he’s progressing into much more than just a pure scorer. Can’t believe his name wasn’t on the roster
Who should he replace? Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
One of the best two way players in the league, LaVine is just starting to make that stride to become an all star. Needless to say they should’ve put him on the roster. The kid can flat out put the ball in the basket and is building a resume of being clutch when it matters. Shooting 44% on 19.5 shot attempts a game is something that can be improved upon, but he single handed lay makes the Bulls better just by being on the court as his plus minus is at +19.
Who should he replace? Khris Middleton (Bucks)
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
Booker has averaged above 22 points out of his five seasons. When a player is that impactful for 80% of his career that has to count for something. According to an SB Nation article he’s considered a “textbook” all star snub as almost every critic had him penciled in for a roster spot. Booker went into detail on his thoughts on not being picked for the all star game in an NBC Sports interview. “It was always a goal of mine,” Booker said of the mid-season competition. “It just re-proves the point that the NBA is different than the game that I fell in love with at the beginning – of all the best players in the All-Star Game – growing up, watching it. Now, it’s an entertainment-, drama-, political-filled league.“We’re a part of it now. It pays well, so I guess we should be quiet about it.”
Booker isn’t wrong as he went on to mention how the NBA is different than the game he fell in love with. Yes, the western conference is a tough conference but real has to recognize real at some point and time. Devin Booker might just be the biggest all star snub in league history.
Who should he replace? Brandon Ingram (Pelicans)
Who is your biggest all star snub?
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