SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz got snubbed.
Neither Rudy Gobert nor Donovan Mitchell were selected as Western Conference reserves for next month’s NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.
Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, had the best chance of making the team, averaging 15.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
Gobert also has 41 double-doubles and leads the NBA in field goal percentage, making 65 percent of his shots.
After a bit of a slow start, Mitchell has surpassed the 20-point mark in 13 straight games, and is the leading sophomore scorer in the NBA at 22.5 points per game.
Mitchell will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge, which pits the top first and second year players against each other, on February 15th in Charlotte.
However, former Weber State star Damian Lillard made his fourth All-Star Game with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Here are the Western Conference reserves announced on Wednesday: Damian Lillard (Portland), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City), Nikola Jokic (Denver), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio), Klay Thompson (Golden State), Anthony Davis (New Orleans), and Karl Anthony-Towns (Minnesota).