Posted January 30, 2014

Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, LaMarcus Aldridge headline 2014 All-Star Game reserves

2014 All-Star Weekend, Ben Golliver, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard, James Harden, Joakim Noah, Joe Johnson, John Wall, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Roy Hibbert, Tony Parker
NBA All-Star reserves

LaMarcus Aldridge (left), Dwight Howard (middle) and Chris Paul (right) were all selected as 2014 All-Stars. (Getty Images)

The NBA announced the 2014 Eastern and Western Conference All-Star reserves on Thursday, a group of 14 players selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

Eastern Conference reserves: Chris Bosh (Heat), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), Roy Hibbert (Pacers), Joe Johnson (Nets), Paul Millsap (Hawks), Joakim Noah (Bulls), and John Wall (Wizards)

Western Conference reserves: LaMarcus Aldridge (Blazers), James Harden (Rockets), Dwight Howard (Rockets), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Tony Parker (Spurs), and Chris Paul (Clippers)

DeRozan, Lillard, Millsap, and Wall were all selected to their first All-Star Game.

Coaches could not vote for their own players and were asked to select two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two “wildcard” players, who could play any position, from within their conference.

A list of the biggest names not selected to the 2014 All-Star Game includes: Arron Afflalo (Magic), Mike Conley (Grizzlies), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Goran Dragic (Suns), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Tim Duncan (Spurs), Serge Ibaka (Thunder), Al Jefferson (Bobcats), Ty Lawson (Nuggets), David Lee (Warriors), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Lance Stephenson (Pacers), Kemba Walker (Bobcats), David West (Pacers) and Russell Westbrook (Thunder).

The 14 reserves announced Thursday will join the ten starters selected by a fan vote that were announced last week.

Eastern Conference starters: Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Dwyane Wade (Heat), LeBron James (Heat), Paul George (Pacers), Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)

Western Conference starters: Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Kevin Durant (Thunder), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Kevin Love (Timberwolves)

Bryant will be sidelined through All-Star Weekend with a knee injury. The NBA league office will name a roster replacement for Bryant once he is officially scratched due to injury.

Fans were asked to select two backcourt players and three frontcourt players, as this year’s ballot combined the “center” and “forwards” designations into one category.

The Point Forward took a look at the worthiness of the starters and offered our own picks for both the starters and the reserves.

Earlier this month, the NBA and Adidas unveiled this year’s All-Star uniforms. Check out some of the best uniforms from past All-Star Games here. A number of NBA stars will be wearing special editions of their signature shoes during the All-Star Game.

16 comments
jayjay_67
jayjay_67

Jamal Crawford should replace Kobe.

jacoblee23
jacoblee23

Dirk and Parker what's that about!?! I think that Davis and Duncan should replace. I know that Dirk is a good scorer and all but is not a good rebounding of defending player like Davis or Duncan. And Parker is a good passer but not an allstar worthy passer. I think the coaches should've put Davis and Duncan instead of Dirk and Parker.

jacoblee23
jacoblee23

I agree with dinohealth David Lee deserves a spot instead of Dirk. He has better stats and is better in the post. I also think both guards Chris Paul and Tony Parker. I have respect for both these players but CP3 isn't healthy and Tony Parker didn't get much votes. I think Lin and Davis should take their places

dinohealth
dinohealth

David Lee snubbed for the All Star Game. As much as I love Dirk Nowitzki, his 6.2 REBs and 21 pts/game while shooting .483 pale in comparison to David.

Courtesy of Monte Poole:

“Lee put himself in the All-Star conversation by doing what he always does, averaging 19 points on 51.6 percent shooting and 9.8 rebounds. He was at his best during the Warriors’ 10-game winning streak in December and January, when he posted 22.6 points on 61.4 percent shooting and 10.4 rebounds.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound ninth-year player has a league-leading 80 double-doubles over the past 1 1/2 seasons, and his 610 points in the paint are second to Howard’s 612 this season."

I did not realize he was second to Howard by only two points in points in the paint in the entire league! Think about it, that is ALL the centers and forwards in the league trying to score in the paint!

OK, so Dirk goes for his 12th straight time, but, it was really Lee’s slot. 

airmjbsanders
airmjbsanders

Most likely Duncan will take Kobe's place.  TBH, he should've made it instead of KB anyway. 

SaulLozanoII
SaulLozanoII

Klay Thompson?? Where is his name in all this snub talk? 18.9 PPG, 41 percent 3p shooting, 44 percent overall shooting. And on a top West team in the Warriors. He has a case as snubbed.

joeblog
joeblog

the selection of kobe this year takes away the legitimacy of the entire fan voting process

cc24ny
cc24ny

The selection of Joe Johnson is an absolute joke.  

PrinceRwtMelo
PrinceRwtMelo

I agree about both Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis should be in the game but one of them should get in because Kobe is not playing.

nickbaimas
nickbaimas

How can you over look arguably the best ceter in the west,Demarcus Cousins, just look at the stats " NUMBERS NEVER LIE"

jacoblee23
jacoblee23

Your right David Lee should take the place of Dirk. As much respect I have for Dirk I think Lee should take his place because he is better at post scoring and he has better rebound stats and I think that the western conference has a already to many scorers in Durant, Curry, and Harden.

CJZito
CJZito

@airmjbsanders  I totally agree.  Duncan is having a great year on a top-4 team, especially if you look at his production per minutes played.  Kobe is ... er ... not playing.  And when he did play, he sucked.   The All-Star game is not a "lifetime achievement award", nor is it an "I'm the best player in the country's 2nd-largest metropolitan area" award.  Absolute travesty that Kobe was voted in by the fans.  Something has got to be done to fix the process.   If Kobe played in a small market, he wouldn't have been voted in.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@cc24ny It's the freakin' all star game.  Come in from the ledge.

jacoblee23
jacoblee23

Just saying Dwight is the best in the league