De’Aaron Fox on NBA holding All-Star game: ‘I think it’s stupid’
The NBA is scheduling an All-Star game.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
The NBA and players’ union were discussing an ability for selected All-Stars to opt out this year, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. It’d be terrible optics for the league to fine a player for not playing in this exhibition amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Presumably, the union has a firm grasp that most of its top players would play. Otherwise, it’s a mistake to hold this event. Though the union did a questionable job of gauging its membership’s willingness to report to the bubble before agreeing to the Disney World restart, the union tends to have a better sense of what its star players want.
Now, I’m almost rooting for De’Aaron Fox to get selected just to see what he’ll do. He has a chance. But the odds are against him.
Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic will almost certainly claim three of the 4-6 slots in the West. That leaves 1-3 slots for players like Fox, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Mike Conley and C.J. McCollum. Fewer if Paul George – another All-Star lock – is considered a guard.