John Wall on All-NBA voting: ‘I got snaked twice’

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James Harden said he doesn’t know why he didn’t make an All-NBA team this year.

John Wall – who has never made an All-NBA team – was more direct about his exclusion.

J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic:

“I’m pissed the last two years about that,” Wall told on Thursday, when asked if the recognition he received for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award softened the blow. “I got snaked twice.”

Here’s how guards ranked in All-NBA voting points in 2015:

And 2016:

I wouldn’t have had Wall on my All-NBA team this year or last. He was my toughest 2015 omission, and he finished seventh for six guard spots. I would’ve had Wall over Klay Thompson, but I would have had Damian Lillard over both, so Wall doesn’t move. I’m fine with Wall’s standing this year, too.

It’s one thing to call Wall a quality player. He is.

But to say he deserved to make an All-NBA team requires going a step further and saying who should have been bumped for him. I’m with the Wizards’ guard on 2015, when Thompson made it over him. But I’d take up Lillard’s case before Wall’s.