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NBA all-star roster review

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 24: Devin Booker (1) of the Phoenix Suns drives on Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter on Sunday, November 24, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 24: Devin Booker (1) of the Phoenix Suns drives on Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter on Sunday, November 24, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

This year’s NBA all-star rosters have officially been released and it is safe to say that this is the best job voters have done in years.

Of course there will always be a few snubs but 2022’s rosters are very accurate in talent and performance.

Golden State Warriors’ forward Andrew Wiggins being named a west all-star caused a lot of controversy throughout the NBA world.

Wiggins does deserve his first all-star appearance, averaging 18 points on 49% from the field. He is also playing great defense and is a big part of the Warriors’ success.

As great as Wiggins has been playing, he does not deserve to be a starter over players like Phoenix Suns’ guard Devin Booker or Dallas Mavericks’ guard Luka Doncic.

Booker is averaging 25 points a game on 45% shooting. Doncic is averaging 26 points on 44% shooting. He is also averaging nine rebounds and nine assists per game.

Looking at the numbers, it is hard to say that Wiggins has been playing better than either of these players.

Besides Wiggins, the rest of the all-star starters deserve to be there. The all-star reserves are where people felt some players were snubbed.

A big name that was left off was underrated San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray. Murray has been playing lights out, nearly averaging a triple-double.

He is averaging 20 points a game with eight rebounds and nine assists. Nobody was snubbed worst than Murray.

On the east, the players that were at the top of the snub list were Charlotte Hornets’ guard Lamelo Ball and Boston Celtics’ forward Jaylen Brown.

Ball is putting up very solid numbers averaging 20 points per game with seven assists and nearly eight rebounds.

Brown is having one of his best years putting up 24 points per game on 46% shooting. He is also averaging seven rebounds.

All three of these players easily deserve to be all-stars, but the main question is, who would they replace?

Every player on the rosters are having great years and if they were not there, they would be considered snubs as well.

Other names that were thrown around in the snub talk include Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards and Cleveland Cavaliers center, Jarret Allen.

Players are also playing extremely well but it is tough to see them replacing anybody on the roster. Expect to see these players making the all-star list in future years. Their time will come.

Year after year voters get it wrong and continue to snub players who are playing amazing. The last two years especially have gotten a lot of criticism and backfire.

There was a little bit of buzz this year about the snubs but nowhere near as it has been in the past.

It is a shame we will not be seeing some of our favorite players this year such as Russell Westbrook, Damien Lillard, Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving but it is exciting to see so many fresh new faces on the roster.

Four players are making their all-star debuts.

 

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Silas Bravo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Silas Bravo is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Talon Marks. This is Silas’ third semester at Talon Marks. Silas plays football for the Cerritos Falcons and hopes to transfer to a University on an athletic scholarship. Silas loves everything sports and spending time with friends and family.
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