Nikola Vucevic is an NBA All-Star once again!
Shams Charania of The Athletic leaked the reserves for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars shortly before the official reveal was to be announced on TNT and Vooch was one of the seven players selected for the East...
Sources: 2021 NBA All-Star reserves:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021
West: Chris Paul, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis
East: James Harden, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Ben Simmons, Nikola Vucevic
As deserving was Vucevic is of the spot on the All-Star team, it comes as somewhat of a surprise, given the Magic’s record and the number of All-Star caliber players in the conference. I was fully expecting Vooch to be snubbed but his stellar play was simply too much to ignore.
Credit to opposing coaches who have struggled to find a way to contain Vucevic for making the right decision, as Vooch edged out Bam Adebayo and Domantas Sabonis for a spot on the All-Star team.
Vucevic, who was named an All-Star during the 2018-2019 season, is averaging a career-high 24.1 points per game. He has modified his game to fit the league’s current playing style, increasing his three-point shooting percentage from 33.9% on 3.7 attempts last season to a career-high 40.5% on 6.3 attempts this season.
A few weeks back we listed 50 reasons why Vucevic was deserving of your All-Star vote...and he has added a few more reasons to the list since, scoring a pair of 40-point games in the month of February and also recording his third career triple-double.
Congrats to Vooch on a recognition every Magic fan knows he is truly deserving of.