UPDATE at 8 p.m. ET - John Wall was officially named to the All-Star game on Thursday:
2017 East @NBAAllStar Reserves!#IsaiahThomas#KyleLowry#KembaWalker#JohnWall#PaulGeorge#KevinLove#PaulMillsap pic.twitter.com/CU5ruasCOr— NBA (@NBA) January 27, 2017
Unfortunately, Bradley Beal did not make the All-Star Game this year despite averaging career high numbers. That said, he could be an injury replacement if something were to happen.
The original post is below:
The reserves for the 2017 NBA All Star Game won’t be officially announced until Thursday evening, but from the sounds of things, John Wall has already locked up his spot for the fourth year in a row. Chris Haynes of ESPN and Candace Buckner of the Washington Post are reporting Wall will be one of the seven reserves selected by the coaches to fill out the Eastern Conference roster.
Wall’s inclusion shouldn’t come as a shock. He won Player of the Month honors for his play in December and is putting up stellar numbers across the board. He’s averaging 23.1 points, 10.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. He also helped his candidacy with two stellar performances this week in wins against Kemba Walker and Isaiah Thomas, who are also in the running to earn spots on the East roster this season.
Wall is the first player in franchise history to be named to four consecutive All-Star Games since Elvin Hayes did it from 1973 to 1980.