Bradley Beal will not be joining teammate John Wall as an NBA All-Star in New Orleans as the commissioner's pick to replace Kevin Love for the East.
Instead, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was chosen for his 10th appearance (via NBA). The All-Star Game is Sunday at Smoothie King Center.
Beal, who is averaging career highs in points (22.3), assists (3.7) and overall field-goal shooting (47.2%), also shoots 40% from three-point range was hoping to be a first-time selection.
The Wizards (33-21) play at the Indiana Pacers on Thursday before entering the break.
DeMar DeRozan remains the only true shooting guard on a roster with five point guards in Wall, Isaiah Thomas, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker and the starter Kyrie Irving.
Love, a power forward/center, is out six weeks because of left knee surgery. When Love was first an All-Star in 2011 he was a replacement. The same goes for Brook Lopez (2013), Anthony Davis (2014) and DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Korver (2015).
Here is the full Eastern Conference roster:
Starters: Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), LeBron James (Cavaliers), Giannis Antetokoumpo (Bucks), Jimmy Butler (Bulls)
Reserves: John Wall (Wizards), Isaiah Thomas (Celtics),
Kevin Love (Cavaliers), Paul George (Pacers), Paul Millsap (Hawks), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Kemba Walker (Hornets), Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)