The 2021-22 NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday, which means we now know who will be playing on February 20 in Cleveland.
The selections from the red hot Eastern Conference are varied and talented just as expected.
But some people were shocked by the final list – not because of who was selected but because of who wasn’t chosen.
Here are the biggest All-Star snubs from the Eastern Conference that has people fired up.
3. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers
Signing Jarrett Allen was one of the smartest moves the Cleveland Cavaliers have made in some time.
The former Brooklyn Nets star has been playing some of the best basketball of his life, averaging 16.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists a game.
On a team filled with sizable and remarkable talent, Allen is one of the best.
Jarrett Allen is currently averaging 16 points 11 boards and 2 blocks a game while shooting 68% from the field on a 31-21 rising #Cavs squad and he is apparently not an all star.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) February 4, 2022
Thanks to him and his stunning rim protection and finishing moves, the Cavs are going to the playoffs and have an actual chance of actually making it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Allen should have been celebrated for the year he’s having and being selected for the All-Star Game would have done just that.
It’s a shame he was looked over but it definitely won’t put an end to his amazing season.
2. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
This one is a real head-scratcher.
LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets is definitely having the best season of his short career and is also giving NBA fans a show nearly every single night.
The fact that Ball won’t be able to light up the court in Cleveland this month is a huge bummer.
The 6-foot-7 point guard has become a must-watch player in the league.
He’s been averaging 19.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 7.7 assists a game.
LaMelo Ball over his last 5 games:
38 PTS – 6 REB – 9 AST
23 PTS – 5 REB – 10 AST
20 PTS – 7 REB – 2 AST
29 PTS – 10 REB – 13 AST
25 PTS – 3 REB – 7 AST
All-Star? 👀 pic.twitter.com/3WGVGKSTlA
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 3, 2022
Thanks to Ball and some of his incredible teammates, the Hornets are doing better than they have in ages and have become one of the most exciting teams in all the NBA.
Ball has been landing nearly 36 percent of his three-pointers this year, which means his absence from the games will be even worse because we will miss the chance to see him sinking some killer shots from halfcourt.
1. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
In Jrue Holiday‘s first year with the Milwaukee Bucks, he helped the team go all the way and secure the NBA championship.
Not only is Holiday a great shooter and an offensive threat (18 points a game with a 49.5 percent field-goal percentage), he’s also a defensive assassin and is landing nearly four defensive rebounds a game.
The Bucks haven’t had the easiest season so far this year but Holiday has remained consistent throughout.
Holiday is the sort of two-way player who is hard to come by and not only would he have been fun to watch in the games and deserves the recognition, he really would have helped his team too.
If the Bucks make it to the Eastern Conference Finals again, they will be doing so in large part because of the work of Holiday.