Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will be heading to his second all-Sstar game, his first as a starter, and he thinks he shouldn't be the only member of his team there.
“I think someone else from my team should be in there with me,” Wall said. “And it’s crazy that if [Anthony] had surgery, if his knee didn’t get better, then [Gortat] would’ve been a starter. That would’ve been the funny part about it. But yeah, I think someone from my team, whether it’s him or Brad [Beal], is well-deserving of another spot from my team.”
NBA coaches select the all-star reserves, which will be announced on Thursday. The two best candidates are center Marcin Gortat (12 ppg, 8.2 rpg) and shooting guard Bradley Beal (14.8 ppg, 44 percent from three-point range). Gortat is averaging 12 points and ranks 20th in the NBA with 8.2 rebounds per game.
“Right now it’s up to the coaches, but if I end up losing it then I think it’s going to be more about politics,” Marcin Gortat said with a smile.
The Wizards haven’t had two players in an all-star game since Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison in 2008.Back to the Washington Wizards Newsfeed