The NBA released the second returns from fan voting for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday. Wizards guard Bradley Beal remains ninth place among Eastern Conference Guards with 447,107 votes, within 10,000 votes of 76ers guard Ben Simmons. The top two guards in fan voting are Trae Young of the Hawks and Kyrie Irving of the Nets, respectively.
Beal hasn’t played since Jan. 1 due to a lower leg injury. It isn’t serious, but the Wizards are looking to rebuild this season with youth while trying to keep veterans like him happy enough for the long haul.
It’s unlikely that Beal will start the All-Star Game at this point. Also, there’s a significant chance that he may not be named an All-Star altogether. If this is the case, 2020 will be the first year since 2013 when the Wizards came up empty in the All-Star Game.