On January 31st the NBA announced the reserves for the All-Star game taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina on Feb 17th. The reserves and starters will be added to a pool to make up two teams. Captains Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Feb 7th during a special draft show.
All-Star voting is tough because not everybody cannot make the team. As there are many players you expected to make it but there are also players who fans feel like the rightfully deserved to be in the game. Here is look at some of the people who were snubbed from the All-Star Team.
Honorable Mentions: Jimmy Butler, Pascal Siakam, Donovan Mitchell,
Gobert not making the All-Star can be seen as an absolute shock. Right now averaging 15 points and 12.8 rebounds per game, on top of that is 4th in the league in blocks with 2.2 per game.
Gobert is also shooting 65% from the field and has arguably been the Jazz best player so far this season.
Harris is having one of his best seasons as a pro. Averaging 21.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists while shooting 50.1 percent from the field, 43.3 percent from three and 87.8 percent from the free throw line.
The only problem is that Harris plays in the Western Conference and the West is stacked with many talented forwards.
For the for the first time in quite some time, DeRozan will not be on the All-Star team. Even though he is not an MVP candidate this season he is still having a good season overall.
DeRozan is leading the Spurs in points per game (21.4) and assists (6.2). He had become more of the main facilitator this season so far.
Doncic has been taking the league by storm since coming into the NBA. The 19-year-old has been averaging 20.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists.
Not to mention that Doncic has been in the top five amongst rookies in nearly every statistical category. Dallas also has more wins this season than they did the previous as they currently have a record of 25-28, last season they were 24-58.
Even though Doncic missed the All-Star game this season don’t be surprised if he makes the team sooner rather than later, possibly even next season.