The NBA just announced the starters for the all-star game. The West starters are fine outside of one spot. Damian Lillard got snubbed like crazy. Luka Doncic is getting the start over Dame which is insane. Dame has been on an absolute tear this season, especially as of late. On the season Dame is averaging 29.8/4.4/7.7 on 45/38% shooting splits.
The Blazers have been missing Jusurf Nurkic and CJ McCollum since mid-January. The Blazers second and third-best players. Dame has carried the Blazers to a 10-5 record since. During that span, Lillard’s numbers are even better. Going for 31.9/4.0/8.6 on 46/39% shooting splits. Plus a 43 point and 15 assist performance last night, including hitting the game-winner.
The Blazers are 18-10 and the fourth seed in the West without two of their three best players. Meanwhile, the Luka Doncic led Mavericks are 13-15 and outside of the playoffs right now. This guy should be in the MVP conversation and he isn’t getting the start in the all-star game. Damn shame.