Top players snubbed by the NBA All-Star team

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The NBA announced the rest of the All-Star pool for captains LeBron James and Steph Curry to pick from last night. The reserves are picked using two guards, three frontcourt players and two wildcard players from each conference. These are the official selections.

Eastern Conference:

  • Kyle Lowry
  • Bradley Beal
  • John Wall
  • Kevin Love
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Al Horford

Western Conference:

  • Draymond Green
  • Klay Thompson
  • Damian Lillard
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Russell Westbrook
  • LaMarcus Aldridge

Anytime there are selections or lists, there is always going to be a completely new list of those who didn’t make the original list. These are the teams of the top snubs from each conference: two guards, three frontcourt players, and two wildcards.

Eastern Conference:

  • Kemba Walker
  • Ben Simmons
  • Tobias Harris
  • Andre Drummond
  • Dwight Howard
  • Khris Middleton
  • Goran Dragic

It’s an absolute shame that the Detriot Pistons or the Miami Heat won’t have a representative at this year’s game. The Heat are only a game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third seed in the East and Pistons center Andre Drummond leads the league, grabbing 15 rebounds a night. Drummond, a 2016 All-Star, didn’t hold back on his snub either.

Western Conference:

  • Chris Paul
  • Lou Williams
  • Blake Griffin
  • Clint Capela
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Paul George
  • Devin Booker

Devin Booker is averaging 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists a night. His offensive game his drawn comparisons to Kobe Bryant from the start of his professional career with the Phoenix Suns. In an incredibly talented west, Booker’s team record and his defense have continued to prevent him from making the game yet, which he thinks is funny.

Lou Williams carried the Los Angeles Clippers when no one else possibly could. This is arguably the most consistent season of Williams’ career and this was probably his best chance at getting the All-Star nod. He’s currently averaging 23.3 points and 5.1 assists per game.

 

Rashad Milligan is the sports editor at the Valley Times-News in Lanett, Alabama. He was once a news reporter at the Douglas County Sentinel and the sports editor for Georgia State's student newspaper, The Signal.

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