This year's All-Star Game features teams picked by captains LeBron James and Steph Curry, for the first time, a departure from the traditional team structure by conference. And, yes, it's peculiar to believe he got snubbed.
With the news that Wizards point guard John Wall would be out for the next six weeks with a knee injury, the National Basketball Association needed to choose a replacement for him from the Eastern Conference. On Tuesday, before the choice was announced, Chris Haynes tweeted that Draymond Green endorsed Brown as an All-Star, which he quote tweeted with the eyes and ear of rice emojis.
But Drummond also had some opinions about Brown, which he not-so-subtly dropped in the comment section. "No (t) sure why Jaylen Brown is confused", said Drummond in the comments.
Solid numbers, but not All-Star worthy, even when you account for his defense and his team's record.
The 6-foot-11 Drummond is averaging an NBA-leading and career-high 15.1 rebounds per game to go with 14.7 points, a career-high 3.8 assists, a career-high 1.54 steals and 1.37 blocked shots. He was an All-Star in 2016 but was absent past year.
A career 40.8 percent free-throw shooter, Drummond worked hard during the summer to improve his efficiency at the line.
With the Sixers already boasting one All-Star in big man Joel Embiid, their playoff status could be enough to earn them a second, however Simmons will face stiff competition from Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who is averaging 22.1 points and 5.8 assists per game. Across the board, though, Drummond has been better. "Not to mention that he has elevated his play this year to expand beyond the post and become an effective playmaker for the team". The counterpoint to that is that Drummond has been more impactful to his team that is significantly less talented than Boston.