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Nikola Vucevic named an All-Star reserve

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Vooch is an All-Star for the second time!

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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...

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.