Bradley Beal was named a 2019 NBA All-Star Game reserve for the second time in his career on Thursday evening. Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, Blake Griffin, Nikola Vucevic, Khris Middleton, and Ben Simmons were also selected as reserves from the Eastern Conference.
Beal is having a career year, averaging 24.7 points, 5.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. The only other NBA players averaging that many points, assists, and rebounds as Beal are James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Blake Griffin.
In January, Beal also had one of the best months of his career. With John Wall out of the lineup due to heel surgery, he averaged 27.6 points and 6.1 assists per game.
Given how well his season has gone, there is a chance that he may make an All-NBA Team this season. Though the Wizards haven’t played well this season due to injuries or just a lack of chemistry, Beal has played a major part keeping the team together. Without his contributions, the Wizards wouldn’t have much left to play for this season.