JUNKIES: Beal right to be upset about All-Star Game snub?

Ben Krimmel
January 31, 2020 - 2:05 pm

The Washington Wizards are not a very good basketball team. At 16-31 on the season and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, the team is smartly rebuilding. 

The lone bright spot in the 2019-20 season has been the play of Bradley Beal. The 2-time All-Star is averaging 28.7 points, 6.4 assists, and 4.5 rebounds in 35.5 minutes per game.

However, despite those numbers, Beal was left off the East's roster for the NBA All-Star Game. And the Wizards' star guard was quite upset.

“I’m a little pissed about it, but I know how I am,” Beal told NBC Washington’s Chris Miller after Washington beat Charlotte Thursday.

“I was kind of expecting it, honestly. It’s disrespectful, but the real ones know, so I’m just going to keep competing and I’m going to try to get my team to the playoffs.”

"Bradley Beal should be in the All-Star Game," John Auville said on 106.7 The Fan. "It's a farce of an event if Bradley Beal and Devin Booker are not there."

Well, if Beal is added to the roster, who should come off the East's roster?  

"I would take Beal over (Kyle) Lowry," The Sports Junkies' Jason Bishop said Friday. 

Auville had another name: "I'm sorry, Bradley Beal is a better player than Jason Tatum. He just is."

Would Beal have deserved the nod over Lowry? The Raptors point guard made his sixth All-Star team and is averaging 19.9 points, 7.3 assists, and 4.6 rebounds. His PER is 17.6 and win shares is 4.8. (Beal has a 22.7 PER and 3.4 win shares.)

Of course, Auville has a one final thought: "All Star Games are stupid." 

Follow @BenKrimmel and @1067theFan on Twitter.