All-Star Snubs 2022, photo courtesy of sportingnews.com

The NBA All-Star weekend is where the best players in the league are showcased. Talents from different teams are recognized by the fans, organizations, and the world. But, in some cases, some great players are sometimes overlooked. Here is a list of the biggest All-Star snubs this season.

Also, we will not be including Dejounte Murray, LaMelo Ball, and Jarrett Allen since they will be replacements for Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and James Harden. Let’s go!

1. Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings)

Sabonis is the son of the great Arvydas Sabonis who played in the ’90s until the early 2000s. Domantas Sabonis is a very underrated big man who can space the floor but is also graceful in the paint. He’s got the speed, quickness, and footwork to match that of some great big men in the league today.

2021-2022 Averages
PPG APG RPG FG 3P FG
19 6 13 60% 32.4%
Domantas Sabonis, Photo Courtesy of sportingnews.com

Unfortunately, his previous team, the Indiana Pacers were on the losing end of the stick. That is probably why he wasn’t chosen. He is now part of the Sacramento Kings, just after the trade deadline.

2. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)

SGA is the team’s current best player and is no doubt a future superstar in the making. The 23-year-old has been phenomenal but hasn’t been making much of a noise, since OKC is nowhere in securing a playoff spot.

2021-2022 Averages
PPG APG RPG FG 3P FG
22.7 5.5 4.7 42% 28%
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Photo Courtesy of nba.com

Though he is not as quick, and as fast as other star guards in the league, he solidified himself as a player who can create his shot anywhere on the floor. Not as efficient, but a very reliable scorer for the Thunder.

3. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)

The Brow was just named one of the greatest 75 players (during the 75th anniversary) in the game. He was already an 8-time all-star, but he is snubbed this season. The future Hall of Famer has been struggling with injuries last season, and it continues ’til now.

2021-2022 Averages
PPG APG RPG FG BPG
23.4 2.9 9.9 53.4% 2.3
Anthony Davis, photo courtesy of fadeawayworld.net

He’s already missed a lot of games, and the Lakers are looking sub-par as of late. Even so, the 6’10” power forward is an excellent player in the post. He is also a monster in the defensive end, with almost 3 blocks per game.

4. Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)

Siakam was the 27th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He played his best year in 2020, where he was an all-star starter and was in the All-NBA 2nd team. He is also the first G-League alumni to become an all-star starter. The Toronto Raptors are spearheaded by him and Fred VanVleet (who has selected an all-star this season).

2021-2022 Averages
PPG APG RPG FG 3P FG
22.1 5.2 8.7 50% 35.6%
Pascal Siakam, Photo Courtesy of cbssports.com

It’s quite a surprise why he was not chosen as an all-star, more so as a replacement for the injured all-stars. He is the scoring and rebounding leader for the raptors. He’s probably the biggest snub so far. After being snubbed, he has been averaging almost 30 points a night while putting Toronto in the 7th seed (31-25).

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