John Wall and Bradley Beal got respect from the players and media in 2018 NBA All Star Game voting, but it wasn’t enough to vault them into the starting lineup.
Wall and Beal finished fourth and fifth respectively in player voting, which accounts for 25 percent of the vote to determine which players are selected be in the starting lineup for the game. In media voting, which accounts for another 25 percent of the vote, the guards tied for fourth. Player and media voting was much more generous to Wall and Beal than the fan vote, in which they finished 6th and 9th, respectively.
Any way you slice it up, Wall and Beal didn’t do enough to get serious consideration for a starting spot. Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, and Victor Oladipo finished with ahead of Washington’s guards in all three votes.
Now, they’ll both have to wait and see who the coaches select as the All-Star reserves. Victor Oladipo will almost certainly take a spot, which means Wall and Beal will have to fight with other guards, including Kyle Lowry, Eric Bledsoe, and Goran Dragic for the remaining spots. The selections will be announced on during Tuesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. ET on TNT NBA Tip-Off.