Jared Sullinger snubbed for All-Star weekend "Rising Stars" game

From RealGM.com:

The NBA has invited Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, Brandon Knight, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons, Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson, Nikola Vucevic and Kemba Walker as the sophomore in the 2013 Rising Stars Game.
The rookies are led by Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal, Alexey Shved, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller.

I've got to be honest, I have yet to research the stats of any of those chosen rookies so far this season.  I did however just look up Alexey Shved; apparently he's a 24 year old Russian point guard on the Timberwolves who's filled in for Ricky Rubio (also left out of this game).  But my gut reaction tells me it is absolutely impossible that Jared Sullinger is not one of the 9 best first year players in the NBA right now.  Satch has got to be pissed!

UPDATE - Here's a great tweet from Jared's dad that puts the right spin on things:

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