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Bradley Beal shut out in All-NBA voting

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The NBA released the results for this year’s All-NBA teams, and as you might expect, no one from the Wizards made it. In fact, no one even received a vote.

Of course John Wall, who was named Third Team All-NBA last season, missed 41 games, so he had no shot at making it. However, Bradley Beal’s exclusion was a bit more disheartening.

Was he better than James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, or Victor Oladipo this season? No, but he had a stronger case than several of the other guards who received votes. Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving both got votes despite missing over 20 games this season while Beal played all 82. His numbers compare very favorably with Kyle Lowry’s despite shouldering a heavier load most of the season. Don’t even get us started on how Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard got votes for All-NBA. Yeah, they play different positions so it may not have had an effect on Beal’s tally, but ... yeah that’s wild.

Oh well. All you can do is hope Beal takes the snub the same way he did last season when Carmelo Anthony was selected to the All-Star Game ahead of him and he turned around and put together the best season of his career. Based on his immediate reaction to Thursday’s news, it looks like he’ll have plenty of motivation for next season.