We're one week away from the finalization of the NBA All-Star teams, and based on the third returns, it doesn't look like Bradley Beal will make it as a starter.
He's currently ninth in voting among Eastern Conference guards and remains 14th overall, behind players like Tacko Fall, Derrick Rose, Zach LaVine and Ben Simmons.
Beal has remained in ninth place for guards in every voting return, so it's unlikely to change before Jan. 23. The fan vote counts for half of the equation in deciding the starters, while media and the players account for the rest.
Luckily for Beal, the fan vote does not determine All-Star reserves. Every head coach in the NBA not named Scott Brooks will be able to vote Beal in, and considering the season he's had leading a young Wizards team without John Wall, there's a very good chance he makes it that way.
On the Wizards Talk Podcast, Bleacher Report's Howard Beck convinced Chris Miller that Beal should be a lock to make it as a reserve. We'll know for sure next week, but at this point, all signs are pointing to Beal making his third All-Star appearance.
Maybe next year the fans can vote him in as a starter.
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