Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is now a two-time NBA All-Star. He's also the only member of the Wizards to receive such a nod in that span.
If Bradley Beal turns his playoff success into regular season production, he could join the party.
Of course, making the All-Star team isn't just one's own performance, but how the individual stacks up with others. Regardless, Beal ranks high among the never-been, but could be All-Stars heading into the 2015-16 season.
The All-Star game will be held Feb. 14 in Toronto.
An ESPN panel recently put together a list of the 10 "most likely first-time All-Stars." Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan topped the group followed by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Beal.
All 12 players on last season's East squad remain in the East. This includes guards Wall, Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague, Dwyane Wade, Kyle Lowry and Kyle Korver. Irving and Wall are the closest things to locks in the bunch. Never discount Wade, who is always a threat to be voted in by fans. Otherwise, there is room for a new guy like Beal or Miami's Goran Dragic. The Heat point guard was the only other backcourt player from the East on the list.
For all the talk of stretch 4's or addition of rookie Kelly Oubre Jr. or the deeper bench, the Wizards will rise or fall based on the play of their starting backcourt. Beal's 2014-15 regular season performance didn't match expectations. His playoff showing did and then some. If Beal turns on the production starting in October, he could find himself in Toronto on Valentine's Day.