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Devin Booker’s All-Star snub raises eyebrows in initial fan voting results

Jan 3, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots the ball against LA Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) during the third quarter at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The unveiling of the first round of 2023-24 All-Star fan voting has stirred up discussions, particularly with the absence of Suns’ guard, Devin Booker, from the top 10.

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This season, Booker is averaging 26.7 points, 7.8 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Among NBA shooting guards, he holds the second spot in points per game (PPG), second in assists per game (APG), and sixth in rebounds per game (RPG).

Meanwhile, Austin Reaves, the Lakers shooting guard, is averaging just 15.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game.

But even as Booker ranks higher than Reaves in practically every statistically category imaginable, Devin has lacked the fan support in terms of voting.

Interestingly, Ja Morant, who has played in just 8 games this season, secured a spot within the top 10.

Examining the guards leading in All-Star votes in the Western Conference, only four are scoring more points than Booker, and merely two are providing more assists per game. Considering these facts, it becomes evident that Booker’s omission from the top 10 is puzzling.

You can vote for Devin Booker at: NBA All-Star 2024

Players are selected based on a combination of factors, with 50% of the decision influenced by fan voting, 25% by media voting, and an additional 25% by votes from fellow current players.*

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