2014 NBA All Star Game Reserves Announced

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The voting for the NBA All Star Game Reserves was released today by the NBA. The starters were announced last week and voted on by the fans. The reserves however are voted in by the NBA coaches vote which makes some of the selections a little surprising.

In the West, the biggest surprise was who was left off, 14 time NBA All Star Tim Duncan was not selected for this year by the coaches. Duncan’s numbers are not All-Star worthy, 14.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg; however, it’s Tim Duncan and due to muscle memory alone coaches seem to pencil in his name on the ballot. Also, Duncan’s numbers this year are comparable to his 2010-11 season where coaches voted him in despite unimpressive statistics.

Not surprisingly, there were no Los Angeles Lakers selected to the reserves of the Western Conference team.

Here is who will represent their respective conferences in the 63rd NBA All-Star Game:

Western Conference:

Dwight Howard – C – Rockets

James Harden – G – Rockets

Tony Parker – G – Spurs

Damian Lillard* – G – Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge – F – Blazers

Chris Paul – G – Clippers

Dirk Nowitski – F – Mavs

Eastern Conference:

Chris Bosh – F – Heat

DeMar DeRozen* – G/F – Raptors

Joe Johnson – G – Nets

Joakim Noah – C – Bulls

Paul Millsap* – F – Hawks

John Wall* – G – Wizards

Roy Hibbert – C – Pacers

*denotes 1st time NBA All Star

The NBA All Star game will be televised on TNT and held in New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

– Fern Rea

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