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Devin Booker rates higher among media and players than fans in All-Star voting

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All-Star Game starters revealed, reserves will be announced next week.

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The results are in, and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will not be starting in next month’s NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.

The Western Conference backcourt representatives will be Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and ISO darling James Harden of the Houston Rockets. They’re joined by the LakersLeBron James, Kevin Durant of the Warriors, and Paul George from the Thunder.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, Kawhi Leonard of the Raptors, Joel Embiid of the 76ers, Kyrie Irving of the Celtics, and Kemba Walker of the Hornets were chosen to represent the East.

We didn’t expect Devin Booker to be chosen a starter, but he did finish higher than Lonzo Ball of the Lakers. And that’s important. Here’s how the voting looked:

Book ranked 10th among guards in the West, and 6th among his peers and the media. That works out to a weighted score of eight. He finished behind the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and ahead of Ball and Chris Paul of the Rockets.

On January 31st we’ll learn the reserves that will be participating on February 7th team captains James and Antetokounmpo will draft players from the pool and create their teams and on February 17th we’ll be treated to spectacular showmanship and seven minutes of actual basketball. Stay tuned.