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Houston Rockets: Chris Paul snubbed from the All-Star game

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 04: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball defended by Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green #23 in the second half at Toyota Center on January 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 04: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball defended by Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green #23 in the second half at Toyota Center on January 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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The star point guard for the Rockets will not be representing Houston during the All-Star game.

Chris Paul will not be an All-Star this year. Damian Lillard and Jimmy Butler along with Russell Westbrook and Klay Thompson were selected as the guards for the 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.

Here are your 2018 #NBAAllStar Reserves from the Western Conference! pic.twitter.com/Kd2pgdNhw7

— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 24, 2018

What do you think of the snub? Should CP3 have gotten in over Klay or Lillard? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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