By Tommy Matthews
In the East, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid are all worthy starters.
But it was a numbers game. Just three could be voted in as frontcourt starters. It’s not like someone undeserving made it from that group. Embiid just happened to be the one left out.
The Sixers center has been an All-Star in the past five years.
This season, he’s the league’s second-leading scorer and is averaging 33.4 points along with 9.8 rebounds a game.
Embiid just missed the cut after ranking third among East frontcourt players in the player and media rankings but fourth in fan voting.
Embiid garnered 4,900,482 fan votes to Tatum’s 5,221,720..