Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

Javier Howell
January 25, 2018

It's the first time in the Latvian's three-year career he has received the honor.

The starters from both the Eastern and Western Conferences were announced last week.

The game format has changed this year: LeBron James and Stephen Curry will captain the two teams because they were the leading vote getters in fan, media and player balloting. All-Star team rosters will be unveiled on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. ET in a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.

Their first four picks must come from the pool of players voted in as starters followed by seven picks from the pool of reserves. The forward is averaging 7.9 assists per game, fifth-most in the National Basketball Association while ranking in the top-10 in defensive box plus/minus (2.9).

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. Working against him? The fact that he missed 17 games due to injury and plays in the same conference as an abundance of talented guards. Silver's selection would join the team that drafted the replaced player. He is averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 0.8 steals per game. Rounding out the East reserves is Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry. Or even if they're on the same team.

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Team LeBron will be coached by the head coach from the Eastern Conference team with the best record through games played on Sunday, Feb. 4 among the 14 teams with an eligible head coach. Horford, Love and Wall will be in their fifth All-Star games while Lowry makes his fourth appearance in the game.

For the first time in league history, the teams will be mixed across conferences.

Like every season, there are a group of snubs.

To decide the 10 starters in the what will be the 67 NBA All-Star Game, the fan votes carry a 50% weight; voting concluded on Monday, January 15. Hart is also a four-time MVP and former coach of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.