Last season, De’Aaron Fox made his first All-Star appearance as an injury replacement. Many viewed his initial absence from the roster as a gross oversight.
Now, he has an even better case to be an All-Star, averaging 30.1 points on efficient shooting, 4.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.4 steals. Across the league, he ranks sixth in scoring, second in field goal attempts, and first in fourth-quarter points per game.
He is truly hanging with some of the top players in the league but the West is stacked with star power. Making the All-Star team won’t be easy, as several other guards are also having great seasons.
So, let’s look at six Western Conference guards De’Aaron Fox is competing with for an All-Star selection.
6. Stephen Curry
The Warriors are not what they used to be, but you cannot talk about the best guards in the West without mentioning Stephen Curry. Curry already collected nine All-Star selections over the years and is making his case for yet another one.
Averaging 28 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 33.7 minutes per game, he is doing his best to keep his team afloat while Draymond Green is suspended and Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins try to get over their slumps.
So far, it is not going too well. The Warriors have a 12-14 losing record, but Curry ranks eighth in the league in scoring, and his superstar status gives him an advantage over some of the younger players in the running.
No All-Star ballot will be filled out without giving Curry some consideration.