The 2021 NBA All-Star rosters have been released and the Houston Rockets were left out in the cold. Not a single player will be in Atlanta representing the Rockets franchise in the NBA All-Star game for the first time since 2012, the season before James Harden came to Houston.
The NBA is awash in talent and every year there are a handful of players who have a rightful claim to cry snub. While there are plenty of deserving candidates this year for the distinction, Christian Wood needs to raise his voice.
Christian Wood is the Houston Rockets’ All-Star
The unfortunate reality of NBA All-Star voting is that a team’s win-loss record is almost as important as a player’s actual production and the Rockets 11-18 record has no doubt dragged Wood’s candidacy down. However, the last time Christian Wood played the Rockets were 11-10 and firmly in the Western Conference playoff picture.
Since Wood injured his ankle the Rockets haven’t won a game and has given him a real claim to being in the MVP conversation. The NBA community, from fans to coaches, have completely overlooked one of the league’s best players.
Wood shouldn’t lose any sleep over this snub but making All-Star games is important to a player’s future financial earning power. There is an avenue for Christian Wood to feature in the All-Star game as an injury substitute or if a player opts out of the event but it never should have gotten to this point in the first place. These are the three reasons why Christian Wood was an All-Star snub.
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