De’Aaron Fox needs to replace Stephen Curry in the All-Star game

De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

When the NBA world learned that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry will miss “several weeks” due to a leg injury he suffered recently, it created a new question. Curry was set to start in another All-Star game for the Western Conference. With his absence, this opens up a door for a replacement guard in the West to take Curry’s spot on the All-Star team. Who better to replace him than De’Aaron Fox?

The fact that he isn’t already in this game is laughable, and quite frankly embarrassing for the league. How De’Aaron Fox didn’t make it over a few that were selected (I’m looking at you Jaren Jackson Jr.) is beyond me. But enough of us slandering the association. There’s a very high chance he’s selected to replace Curry, and we’re not the only ones who think so.

Fox has had an incredible first half of the season. He and his All-Star teammate Domantas Sabonis have led the Kings to a top-four record in the west to this point. The fanbase is surely happy as the “Light the Beam” chants have been a great sound to hear after each victory.

From a statistical standpoint, he’s having a career year. If averaging 24 points and 6 assists a game isn’t enough, he’s also been one of the most efficient scorers in the league. Not to mention he’s been superb in the clutch.

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Anthony Edwards is likely the main competition for De’Aaron Fox

His main competition when it comes to replacing Curry will most likely be Anthony Edwards. Like Fox, Edwards is also having a fantastic year for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with similar points per game numbers as well as efficiency. The Wolves have four more losses than the Kings, but other than that both teams have had similar campaigns.

Edwards even vouched for De’Aaron Fox to make the All-Star team after the rosters were released. When asked about himself being snubbed from All-Star weekend, he said he was “More surprised Fox didn’t get in.” Hopefully, that helps De’Aaron’s case to get into the game.

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