The Charlotte Hornets did not have one player selected to represent their team in the NBA All Star game this year.
The Hornets are the seventh best team in the Eastern Conference, which would put them in the playoffs. The team has a few players that are of All Star caliber as well. The East team features two first time All Stars: Fred VanVleet who is on the Toronto Raptors in the eighth spot and Darius Garland who has led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the fifth spot thus far.
The first player from the Hornets who should have been considered for their first All Star game is LaMelo Ball. Ball is averaging 19.5 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds on the year. He is one of the most talented young players in the NBA and his time will come soon, but not this year.
Ball’s game is built for a game like the All Star game with dazzling passes like this:
The next Hornets player who was considered in All Star voting is Miles Bridges. Bridges should be considered for most improved player this year. After averaging just 13 points per game last year, he is currently at 20.
Both of these young players will have to wait their time.
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