Most of this has to do with Jamal Murray's injury luck (his ACL ruptured in 2020-21 and he missed 2021-22) and the fact he's a playoff player.
His 53 career playoff games have averaged 25 PPG, 6.3 APG, and 5 RPG with 47-40-91 shooting splits.
Providing he stays healthy early in the season, he should receive the benefit of the doubt from All-Star voters.
In the FIBA World Cup, Bridges had a nice run for Team USA, and his star is rising as he enters his prime
Get ready for the Tyrese Maxey leap this season if James Harden gets traded before the season begins.
Despite only being in his third season, Maxey averaged 20.3 points per game while shooting 48-43-85 and attempting 6.2 three-pointers per game.
If he becomes the team's primary scoring option on the perimeter, expect his assist per game (3.5 last year) to increase and his All-Star chances to rise.
Last season, I thought Jalen Brunson deserved an All-Star spot over Julius Randle. A number of people voted for him to be on the second- or third-team of All-NBA teams.
In 47-42-86 shooting splits, Player A averaged 21.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 2.4 APG. A player with a 48-41-88 shooting split had 21.5 PPG, 5 RPG, and 4.4 APG.