Jayson Tatum claims Bradley Beal should have been an All-Star
Tatum is just the latest NBA star who believes Beal was snubbed:
Jayson Tatum was asked if there were any All-Star snubs this year. His answer: "Brad [Beal] is definitely one of them. He's averaging 30 points right now a game. I mean, yeah, if it was up to me, he would for sure be in it."
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) February 15, 2020
Last season, Beal became just the fourth player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a season and not earn All-NBA honors. The bad luck for Beal has continued this season, as he’s the first player since 1985 to average over 28.0 points per game and not make the NBA All-Star team.
Beal said a few weeks ago coaches and players should have a higher percentage of NBA All-Star votes than the fans. The Wizards star finished second in the player vote.
Beal signed a two-year, $72 million contract extension with the Wizards before the season started, and he is now guaranteed $130 million over four seasons. The sharpshooter’s new deal with Washington contains a player option for the 2022-2023 season, and he would be eligible to sign a five-year, $266 million contract with the team in the summer of 2022 if he declines that option.
In 46 games this season, Beal is averaging 29.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists. However, the Wizards are only 20-33 on the campaign and are in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.