The 2023 All-Star Game rosters were announced Thursday night, and as always, several deserving players missed out on the honors. Take a look at the five biggest humps from the reserve.
#1: Anthony Davis
Although Anthony Davis has missed 24 games this season, he has played at an MVP level when healthy. In 28 games, the LA Lakers star averaged 26.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 58.3% from the field, 28.9 % for three points and 82.5% from the free throw line. . Although Davis finished third in the fan vote, he did not make the final list.
#2: James Harden
James Harden missed 16 games and did not score at the level he did with the Houston Rockets. However, he is the NBA leader in assists. The Philadelphia 76ers star is averaging 21.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 11.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.5 points while shooting 44.9% from the field, 39.4% from three and 86.4 % from the free throw line.
While the Philadelphia 76ers are in third place in the Eastern Conference, Harden was not selected as one of the seven reserves in the All-Star Game.
#3: Trae Young
Trae Young is one of six players who are among the top 15 in both goals and assists per game. He is the only one who did not enter ASG. The Atlanta Hawks star is averaging 27.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 9.9 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.1 points while shooting 42.8% from the field, 32.2% from three and an 88.6 % from the free throw line. Despite starting the game last year, Young will not appear in 2023.
#4: De’Aaron Fox
De’Aaron Fox helped lead the Sacramento Kings to the third-best finish in the Western Conference. He is averaging 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.3 points while shooting 50.6% from the field, 33.2% from three and 78.8% from the line free throws. While the Kings had one All-Star in Domantas Sabonis, Fox was brought off the bench.
#5: Pascal You
Pascal Siakam is having a great season despite the struggles of the Toronto Raptors. He is averaging 24.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.2 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.6 points while shooting 47.0% from the field, 31.4% from three and 76.7% from the line free throws. Despite consistently being among the best players in the Eastern Conference this season, Siakam failed to be named a reserve for the All-Star Game.