When the NBA released their list of participants for All-Star Saturday Night competitions, there was one major omission that many Wizards fans noticed. Where was Otto Porter?
The league picked eight guys, yet they didn't reserve a spot for Porter, who leads all players with a 46.3 three-point percentage. They didn't pick his Wizards teammate Bradley Beal, either, despite the fact he has done the contest before and is 14th in three-pointers made, ahead of Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers, who was picked.
Wizards point guard John Wall thinks both should have been included.
"It's shocking to me. Otto's shooting the best percentage in the NBA right now. It would be great to have him in there," Wall said. "Brad has been in before, the last time it was in New Orleans. It's kind of shocking that neither one of them are there."
Wall, who will participate in the All-Star skills challenge, was rooting for Porter and Beal, as he knows exactly how deadly they can be from three-point range. They are the two best shooters on a Wizards team that now ranks sixth in the NBA in three-point shooting (36.9%).
"I just wish one of my teammates would get the invite. It didn't work out," Wall said.
Here is the full group set for the three-point contest on Feb. 18: Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Wes Matthews (Mavericks), Kemba Walker (Hornets), Nick Young (Lakers), C.J. McCollum (Blazers), Eric Gordon (Rockets)