The star point guard for the Rockets will not be representing Houston during the All-Star game.
The Rockets will have just one All-Star this season despite having the second-best record in the league. The Warriors, the team with the best record, have four. Draymond Green was selected by coaches to be on the squad.
Why Chris Paul didn’t get in/Why he should have
CP3’s best chance to get in the game would have been over Lillard or Thompson. Unfortunately, it appears that Paul just didn’t play in enough games for the coaches to choose him. The 17 missed games so far this year really hurt his odds.
His numbers are certainly good enough to be on the team. On the year, he is averaging around 19 points, 6 rebounds & 9 assists per game for the Rockets. He’s also been extremely efficient with a 60.6% true shooting percentage.
Chris Paul, Paul George and Lou Williams appear to be All-Star snubs.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 23, 2018
CP3 probably should have gotten in over Klay Thompson. Klay is averaging a point more per game is more efficient (though he has a lower true shooting percentage), but Paul just does so much more on the court than him. CP3 is a smaller guard than Klay yet averages more rebounds than him. The assists numbers are definitely in Paul’s favor, but that’s also because he runs the offense while Klay is more of a shooter and driver.
Still, Thompson is having a fantastic season. It’s a tough decision to make for the coaches and I can’t blame them for picking the guy who’s been healthier.
Paul’s play on both ends of the court is key to the Rockets’ success. Unfortunately, he won’t be rewarded for his spectacular season so far with an All-Star bid. This is the second season in a row that Chris won’t be an All-Star and just the fourth time in his Hall of Fame career.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 24, 2018