[Charania] Sources: 2021 NBA All-Star reserves: West: Chris Paul, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis East: James Harden, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Ben Simmons, Nikola Vucevic
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[Charania] Notable All-Star reserve snubs: Atlanta's Trae Young, Phoenix's Devin Booker, Philadelphia's Tobias Harris, San Antonio's DeMar DeRozan. The West squad will receive a replacement player should Anthony Davis miss the All-Star Game.
Why is Devin Booker held to a double standard when it comes to winning and "stats"?
For years Suns fans have been angry that Book was repeatedly snubbed while scoring at high volume efficiently and with good-to-great playmaking. And for years, other fans said it's because the Suns suck and Booker isn't winning. Now, the Suns have the fourth-best record in the league. Not just the West, the league. After a relatively slow start Book is now averaging 24.7/3.8/4.3 on 50/38/84 on the season. And he gets snubbed for a young guy in Zion who puts up great stats but plays bad defense and who's on a losing team. What gives? Can anyone justify that double standard to me? *I am aware that he could make the ASG as an injury replacement for Davis, but he shouldn't need to do that.
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3 of 5 2020 Eastern Conference All-Star starters didn’t make the 2021 squad
* G Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks * G Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics * F Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors All five of the 2020 Western Conference All-Star starters made the 2021 team.