The NBA made it official Thursday night that John Wall has been selected by the league’s coaches as a reserve for the NBA All-Star team, league sources told CSNmidatlantic.com. Bradley Beal, though, will not join him.
Wall finished sixth among East guards in the fan/media/player voting that was announced last week though he is the only one averaging a double-double (23.1 points, 10.1 assists) and has elevated the Wizards (25-20) to fifth in the conference and just two in the loss column from No. 2.
Beal, who signed $128 million contract in the summer, is averaging a career-high 21.9 points. He wasn’t among the top 10 guards in when the starters were determined, either.
Joining Wall in the East are Kevin Love, Paul George, Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Thomas, Kemba Walker and Paul Millsap.
In the West, Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Gordon Hayward, Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan were voted in as reserves.
Walker, Jordan and Hayward are first-time selections.
Left out in the West: Chris Paul; Damian Lillard; C.J. McCollum; Mike Conley; Karl-Anthony Towns; Rudy Gobert.
Left out in the East: Beal, Joel Embiid, Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond.
Here are the full rosters:
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)
Starters: Stephen Curry (Warriors), James Harden (Rockets), Kevin Durant (Warriors), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs), Anthony Davis (Pelicans)
Reserves: Russell Westbrook (Thunder), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Draymond Green (Warriors), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies), DeAndre Jordan (Clippers), Gordon Hayward (Jazz)
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