The entire NBA All-Star rosters have been announced, and that means it is time to go over the biggest snubs. Because why focus on who made it, right? There is only so much space on each roster and plenty of deserving players were not included, though some stand out among the rest as truly deserving of a spot in the game.
4. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal has been an All-Star caliber player for the Washington Wizards in John Wall's absence. He is averaging over 28 points per game, which ranks him sixth in the entire NBA. He is the lone reason why the Wizards aren't a total disaster, and was deserving of his third straight All-Star appearance. His team's record is not even a fair excuse considering Trae Young is a starter.
3. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker is eighth in the NBA in scoring at just over 27 points per game, and has the Phoenix Suns fighting for a playoff spot. He also averages over six assists per game and likely deserves a spot over someone like Chris Paul. But Booker doesn't play in a major market, and it make take a postseason appearance for anyone on the Suns to become a national star.
2. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine is primarily known for his dunking abilities. But the Chicago Bulls starter is averaging over 25 points per game, and is keeping his team in contention for the eighth seed. He is top 12 in scoring in the NBA, and is a high-flying player who fits all the qualities of a deserving All-Star selection (on his home turf!). What is holding him back is the fact that the Bulls have been out of the national spotlight for a few years.
1. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George is a six-time All-Star, and the only thing keeping him out of the game this season is the fact that he has only appeared in 26 games, yet he is still averaging 23.5 points and six rebounds per game. In terms of stats, he is right there with Kawhi Leonard, and is a top reason why the Los Angeles Clippers have had so much success. Though George is second fiddle to Leonard in his new role, he deserved recognition here.