There were players who were unfortunately not selected despite their performance enough to be included in the starting list for the All-Star Game.
The NBA Secretariat released the captain and starting lineup for the 2023 All-Star Game through the official social network service (SNS) on the morning of the 27th (hereafter Korean time).
They soon announced the results of the 2023 All-Star Game voting. Prominent players, including Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Anthony Davis (LA Lakers), will be nominated for the All-Star Game.
■ The duo with the best momentum recently, “Turbid”
Embiid finished fourth on the Eastern Conference front court behind Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics). He finished third in player and media polls, but finished fourth in fan votes.
Embiid played an average of 34.8 minutes in 35 games this season, 33.4 points (1st in the league), 9.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.7 blocks (6th in the league), field shooting success rate 53.2% (20.9 attempts), 3-point success rate 34.5% (1.1 successful) He recorded a free throw success rate of 86.1% (11.7 attempts).
Harden was named the final 4th in the eastern backcourt behind Jaylen Brown (Boston). In 31 games this season, Harden played an average of 36.8 minutes and recorded 21.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 38.5% (2.8 attempts) and 86.8% (6.4 attempts) of free throws.
The two contributed greatly to leading Philadelphia to second place in the East after overcoming sluggishness at the beginning of this season. And Philadelphia is being evaluated as the most outstanding team in recent years with six consecutive victories.
■ Curry – those who did not cross Donchichi
Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies) finished third in the Western backcourt resources after Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks). In particular, it was all the more disappointing that it ranked 3rd in the player, fan, and media voting.
Morant played 40 games this season and played an average of 32.3 minutes, recording 27.3 points (10th in the league), 5.5 rebounds and 8 assists (6th in the league). Thanks to these performances, Morant succeeded in raising Memphis to the No. 2 West spot.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder) finished fourth behind Morant. He placed 4th in all polls.
Gilgeous-Alexander played 44 games, averaging 35.6 minutes, 30.8 points (5th in the league), 4.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.7 steals (7th in the league), 51.1% field goal success rate (20.2 attempts), 36.1% 3-point success rate (1 success) He made a big success with a free throw success rate of 90.6% (10.1 attempts). Oklahoma City moved into 11th in the West due to his performance. (2 games difference from 6th in the West) 스포츠토토
■ A strong MIP (Promotional Progression) candidate this season and a strong DPOY (Defender of the Year) candidate.
Lauri Makkanen (Utah Jazz) has taken fans by surprise with an incredible performance this season. Thanks to his performance, he ranked 4th in the player vote, 7th in the fan vote, and 5th in the media vote, ranking 5th in the Western Front Court total.
Markanen played 46 games this season and recorded an average of 34.2 minutes, 24.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 51.9% field goal success rate (16 attempts), 43% 3-point success rate (3.1 attempts), and 87.2% free throw success rate (5.8 attempts). . In particular, despite being a big man over 7 feet (213 cm) tall, Makkanen ranked ninth in 3-point shooting percentage and number of successful 3-pointers.
Anthony Davis (Lakers) still showed his presence in the return match on the 26th. Like this, his presence was shown as it was in the 7th place in the player vote, the 3rd place in the fan vote, and the 6th place in the media vote.
Davis appeared in 26 games this season and showed his presence with an average of 33.2 minutes, 27.2 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 59% field goal success rate (17.1 attempts) and 82.7% free throw success rate (8 attempts). Above all, the Lakers are 10-5 in the games they played after Davis succeeded in rebounding.
Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis and Tyrese Halliburton, who were tied by trade, also unfortunately missed the starting spot in the All-Star Game.
And Miami’s key players Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, Chicago Bulls’ Dermar DeRozan and Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam also had to put their regrets behind not making the All-Star Game roster.