Oladipo eyeing first All-Star appearance

25 January, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Nora May
  • 5:52PlayInside The NBA's experts breakdown the Eastern Conference All Star starters

The NBA's coaches selected the final 14 players on Tuesday for the February 18 All-Star game in Los Angeles and the 21-year-old rookie from Melbourne did not make the cut.

This will be the first time that All-Stars from the Western Conference will have a chance to play on the same team as those from the Eastern Conference.

Westbrook was one of seven reserves picked from the Western Conference, and will go into a pool, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry selecting starters and reserves to be on their team.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has seen his numbers dip this season but that was to be expected as he adjusted to a new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

The reserves were voted upon by the head coaches in each conference, who had to select two guards, three frontcourt players and two other players regardless of position.

LeBron, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan were named as starters from the East while Steph, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will represent the West. Silver's selection would join the team that drafted the replaced player. This will be Towns' first time.

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Reynolds John Wall. DC will not be united in this All-Star Game, and really, where else on Earth could John Wall be a fourth-string point guard?

Like every season, there are a group of snubs.

Aldridge has been the anchor in San Antonio with Kawhi Leonard's season plagued by injuries.

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were also chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending National Basketball Association champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year. He's also shooting threes at a high clip, playing off the ball when Russ is running the show, and running the offense himself at times, too. One of the league's most dynamic floor leaders, he's leading the Trail Blazers in points (25.2) and assists (6.6).

This will be Durant's ninth consecutive All-Star game appearance and Curry's fifth.

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