6 Western Conference guards De’Aaron Fox is competing with for an All-Star selection 

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1. Devin Booker

After trading for Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, the Phoenix Suns were expected to dominate the West. So far, we have barely even gotten a glimpse at their big three, however, as Beal has only played six games. 

Nevertheless, they have a 14-12 winning record and are currently contending for a playin spot. In the 17 games he has played so far, Devin Booker has been big, averaging 28.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists in 35.6 minutes per game.

He leads the team in assists, acting as the point guard in the absence of many other options. By essentially replacing Chris Paul with Beal, the Suns were left without a real point guard. 

Up until this season, Booker spent most of his time at the two and a little bit at the three but rarely acted as the point guard for his team. Now, 71 percent of his minutes are spent that way. 

Considering that he is technically playing out of position, his numbers are even more impressive. Compared to the rest of the league, he ranks seventh in points per game, right behind Fox, sixth in assists, and seventh in free throw attempts. 

Over his career, Booker already made three All-Star teams and one All-NBA First Team. Last season, he was not on the ballot, however, so this is his chance to make a return to the All-Star Game. 

His numbers are great but to beat out these other guards he will have to stay healthy and add some more games. Not all of the top guards in the West can get the nod—some players, like Desmond Bane, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, aren’t even mentioned on this list—and if he misses more time before voting concludes, he might very well miss out.