Who gets to play in the East who is not as good as Devin Booker
The Eastern Conference “representatives,” includes:
Trae Young – Who while he has slightly better scoring, assist, and rebound averages this season, Devin Booker bests him in every other general stat as well as team record.
Kemba Walker – Who Booker bests in literally every single individual category, failing only in team record.
Jimmy Butler – Who Booker has significantly better scoring averages and shooting percentages than.
Ben Simmons – I’ll grant that his statistics are more well-rounded than Booker’s, but is Simmons (who is averaging 16.6 points with an extraordinarily gigantic flaw in his game with his inability to shoot from the outside) really an All-Star right now? While the argument can be made that from the “Eastern Conference,” sure. But imagine if there were no Conference dividers for the game. Not only should Devin Booker make it over him, but with a healthy Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Simmons isn’t anywhere near an All-Star roster – especially if Chris Paul is still getting All-Star nods.
Khris Middleton – Again, this is a joke. While his 3-point shooting percentage is better than Devin Booker’s this season, there isn’t a self-respecting NBA fan that wouldn’t take Booker over Middleton in a heart beat. And again, in regards to just individual statistics, Booker’s are still better overall.
Kyle Lowry – Lowry feels like a legacy pick to me. I mean, c’mon: he is average 41.3% from the field this season. Is he a really good point guard? Sure. But in a fair system, he is never selected over Booker.
Domantas Sabonis – Like Bam Adebayo Booker doesn’t play the same position, but this is now a position-less league and the game should be position-less as well. And again: Deandre Ayton’s stats are better across the board too – not to mention that Book blows him out of the water.
Jayson Tatum – Jayson Tatum is not better than Josh Jackson (haha okay – that’s an old joke). Tatum is much better than Jackson, but he is not better than Devin Booker let alone Bradley Beal who was also snubbed from the All-Star game despite better statistics all the way around – and in the Eastern Conference.