NBA: Shocking hits and biggest misses on the 2020 All-Star team

NBA Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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NBA Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The NBA All-Star Weekend is officially here. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest snubs and most questionable All-Star nominations

Now that the 2020 NBA All-Star team is officially set, let’s take a look at a few questionable nominations and a couple of big snubs from this year’s festivities.

Donovan Mitchell – a questionable reserve

The third-year Utah Jazz guard received a noticeable amount of praise his rookie year having averaged 20 points a game in his first season. Mitchell would’ve won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award had Ben Simmons played the season before when he was first drafted. Mitchell also rose to stardom by winning the All-Star slam dunk contest.

His Jazz team made it to the second round of the playoffs the same year as well. With such a great first year there were high expectations for the next to come. Mitchell and his team have yet to really capitalize on those expectations.

The former Louisville Cardinal had a solid stat line but hasn’t elevated further than that. Receiving his first All-Star nomination this season wouldn’t be so blasphemous had there not been such better candidates who were snubbed. Mitchell is a great player and leader with a determination to compete and the talent to potentially lead a team to the promised land one day, but the reality is this season there were more deserving players out there.