NBA All Star Reserves are Finally Announced

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The NBA has finally named the reserves for each conference. Who's in and who got snubbed? Let's take a look.

East All-Star Reserve Team

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Ben Simmons
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Khris Middleton
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Bam Adebayo

West All-Star Reserve Team

  • Nikola Jokic
  • Damian Lillard
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Chris Paul
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Russell Westbrook

Fresh faces

The 69th NBA All-Star Game will see plenty of fresh faces as the festivities commence next month in Chicago. Sophomores Luka Doncic and Trae Young headline the list of fresh faces with Doncic voted as a starter.

Fresh faces in the east are fourth-year forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors, explosive big man Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, rising forward Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers, and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.

On the western side, Utah has two representatives with center Rudy Gobert and guard Donovan Mitchell and New Orleans forward Brandon Ingram will join Doncic as fresh faces for their conference

The holdovers

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler almost made starter for the Eastern Conference but will headline the reserves with Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Toronto's Kyle Lowry, and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton.

In the West, Denver's Nikola Jokic, Portland's Damian Lillard, OKC's Chris Paul and two-time All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets will see action for another year.

The deserving starters

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will always be a perennial top vote getter as he now brought his votes on the Western Conference. Joining him as west starters are teammate Anthony Davis, in-city rival Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden, and the fresh face Doncic.

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, who's on his way to another MVP year led the Eastern Conference in votes. Joining him is Boston's star point guard Kemba Walker, Sixers Center Joel Embiid, Siakam, and the fresh face Young.

Captains, James and Antetokounmpo will get to choose their own teams among their teammates among list for the All-Star game this Feb. 16.

The snubs

The biggest snub this year is Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker who's had a stellar season stats wise. Booker is averaging 27.1 points, 6.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds while shooting a remarkable 51 percent of his field goal attempts. He's also shot 36.8 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Another guard got snubbed on the eastern side as Bradley Beal, who is averaging 28.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds per game got overlooked. He has been an All-Star the past two years but will not make a third-straight appearance.

Did all the All Stars deserve their spot in the game? Who else deserve to make it but got snubbed? Let us know who you picked to make the All-Star game.

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