Fans get to pick to pick the starters for the NBA All-Star Game. No matter what DeMarcus Cousins wants. Those players were announced last week:
Western Conference: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard
Eastern Conference: Dwyane Wade, Kyle Lowry, LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony
NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, and those players — two guards, three frontcourt players, and two wildcards per conference — were announced formally Thursday (but had leaked online about an hour earlier).
The reserves are:
Draymond Green (Golden State)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento)
LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio)
Chris Paul (LA Clippers)
Klay Thompson (Golden State)
James Harden (Houston)
Guys with a beef not making the cut: Damian Lillard, Dirk Nowitzki, and Blake Griffin (if he were healthy, but he punched a guy).
Paul Millsap (Atlanta)
Chris Bosh (Miami)
Andre Drummond (Detroit)
Jimmy Butler (Chicago)
John Wall (Washington)
Isaiah Thomas (Boston)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto)
Guys with a beef not making the cut: Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving (he has only been healthy a few weeks but is an elite point guard), and Pau Gasol.