Despite being one of the most lethal scorers in the league, Devin Booker is once again snubbed from the All-Star game. The Phoenix Suns shooting guard appears to have had enough of it and proposed a little change in the All-Star selection format.
Devin has been snubbed from the big game for the fourth year in a row, despite the good numbers he’s posting for the Phoenix Suns. Booker is putting up a career-high 27.1 points per game to go along with 4.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists while shooting a career-best 51.0 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from deep.
Q: How would change the format?
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) January 31, 2020
The current system of choosing All-Star includes a combination of fan, media and player voting while coaches choose the reserves for each conference. However, if that depended on Booker, the system would suffer one simple change: put in the best players regardless of position.
This comes after instead of Booker, the reserve guards on the Western Conference All-Star team include Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Donovan Mitchell, with Luka Doncic and James Harden earning starting spots.
The biggest obstacle for the guard has been his team’s lack of success. The Suns have been wandering around the league for quite some time. All of the guards on the Western Conference, apart from Lillard, are on playoff teams while the Suns sit in 11th place with a 20-27 record.
He also mentioned that while making the All-Star Game has always been a goal of his, his exemption from the team only confirms that the NBA is different than what it was when he was just a kid.