The 14 NBA All-Star Game reserves, as selected by the league's head coaches, were announced Tuesday, and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis headline the list.
This is Lillard's first All-Star selection since 2014-15 and the first of Porzingis' career. Washington's Bradley Beal, Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns are also first-time selections to play in the NBA's annual showcase, which will take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Feb. 18.
Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were also selected, joining starters Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant to give the Golden State Warriors four All-Stars for the second consecutive season.
The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker did not make the list, and he expressed his displeasure with that choice on Twitter.
Opinions over statistics— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) January 24, 2018
The full list of reserves is below.
Reserves from Eastern Conference
- Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors (fourth selection)
- Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (first)
- Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers (first)
- John Wall, Washington Wizards (fifth)
- Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks (first)
- Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers (fifth)
- Al Horford, Boston Celtics (fifth)
Reserves from Western Conference
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (third)
- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (seventh)
- Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (fourth)
- Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves (fourth)
- Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (third)
- LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (sixth)
- Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (first)
Under the NBA's new All-Star roster selection process, LeBron James and Curry — who last week were named team captains after receiving the most fan votes among Eastern and Western Conference players, respectively — will now be tasked with drafting their All-Star Game teammates, regardless of conference affiliation. Their first four picks must come from the pool of players voted in as starters (via fans, players and select media members) followed by seven picks from the pool of reserves.
The inaugural All-Star Game draft, much to the chagrin of many NBA fans and players, won't be televised, and the order of the picks won't be made public.
The final rosters, as selected by James and Curry, will be revealed on Thursday.