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NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:53 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 7:02 pm
A constantly updated list of the 2011 NBA All-Star reserves. Posted by Matt Moore and Ben Golliver.

As the NBA All-Star reserves are inevitably leaked in advance of the 7 p.m. ET announcement, we'll have updates for you. The full rosters have now been announced.

Update 7:00 p.m. EST: Yao Ming's Replacement

Finally, Yahoo! Sports also notes that Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash is the favorite to replace Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, who is injured. 

Update 6:49 p.m. EST: Western Conference Reserves

Yahoo! Sports reports the following players have been named to the Western Conference All-Star team as reserves: 

Update 6:45 p.m. EST: Eastern Conference Reserves

Yahoo! Sports reports the following players have been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as reservers: 

Update 6:05 p.m. EST: Kevin Garnett

Like Gasol, we found that Garnett has a page built, along with previously leaked Rajon Rondo. 

Garnett will make it at least two Celtics reserves, with more on the way most likely. Garnett's been playing at a near MVP level with the impact he has on both sides of the floor. He's been his usual dominant, crazy self on defense, and his inside post moves have returned in addition to his mid-range jumper on the pick and pop. He's arguably the biggest reason the Celts have laid waste to the league this season. 

No other prospective reserves have such pages built, as of yet. These definitely don't confirm that they've been selected as All-Stars, but considering the three posted now are locks, they look pretty legit. We'll keep you posted. 

Update 6:01 p.m. EST: Pau Gasol

Someone is either running live screen tests or they jumped the gun. Hoopshype discovered that Pau Gasol has a page built for him as an All-Star. 

Gasol's a no-brainer, as he's arguably the best player on the Lakers, and that's saying something considering, you know, Kobe Bryant. Either way he's the biggest reason for the Lakers' past two championships outside Bryant, and is widely considered to be the best active big man in the game. Odds are good he might wind up replacing Yao Ming as a starter at center, despite his power forward designation.

Rajon Rondo

Yahoo! Sports reports that Rondo will be named an All-Star Reserve. The word you're looking for is ... "duh."  Rondo leads the league in assists per game and Assist Ratio (percentage of possessions ending in an assist). He's the starting point guard for the best team in the Eastern Conference and he does things like this:

Whether the Celtics send three or four , we all agreed, Rondo needs to go. He's the obvious choice. 

Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 1:15 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

@OUball: I don't care about BBall fantasy, there's a reason it's called fantasy. I don't really care you go to all Thunder games really. Everything I stated about D. Wade and E. Gordon are as I stated "An Example"  I never said anything about taking D. Wade out of the All-star game. I also stated that they where in different conference. My main point was you never hear about players on crap teams, there are exceptions though.

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2011 3:49 pm

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Tim Duncan is a great player and has been for years. But this year he has not played well enough to be considered an all-star. Maybe they need to re-define what an all-star is. My choice was also LeMarcus Aldridge, but Zach Randolph and Kevin Love also have a better case than Duncan this year. If you're voting for all time or all decade stars, Timmy is at the top at his position. But for this year alone, as much as I've admired his game throughout his career, he doesn't deserve to be selected over the other players who are having better years.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 9:24 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Who cares? All-star games are a joke, in any sport. Get rid of them. They are a waste of time.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2011 2:24 am
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 12:59 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Aldridge should be there

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 12:57 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

I wouldn't gripe about Love but I feel Aldridge has done more for his team.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 12:47 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Of COURSE I know all of the players.  Go to all of the Thunder games and could whip you at fantasy any day.  The thing is, Gordon is hurt and plays in the west which means he would have to be the replacement for Ming.  You can't justify a healthy Gordon over Aldrige, Nash, or Love.  I think Love should be there over Duncan, but he plays on a ten win team.  Aldrige should have gotten that spot.  I suppose they are voting Westbrook in as a two guard if they choose Nash as Ming's replacement.  As far as Young, he scores alot, but he doesn't have the complete game Allen does.  It is also a matter of experience.  Young will get his shot.  He is a great player and you make a relevant point, but one the NBA is not going to consider until the next year or two.  Wade totatlly deserves to be there.  Few players can score AND defend multiple positions like Wade.  Kobe, LeBron, that is about it.  Wade came into OKC and really gave Westbrook a hard time on offense.  He slowed Westbrook down scoring and assisting.  He is the first guy to do that this year.  Really.  Wade and LeBron are locks.  Get real.  You do make a point for Young, however.  It is not just about scoring. 

Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2011 12:25 am

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Ok I can see Pierce and Rondo. R. Allen and Garnett is kind of pushing it. My big things why is Yao Ming even on a ballot? He's been injured since last year and his career might be over. Don't get me wrong I wish him well, but seriously he shouldn't even get considered. This just proves it's all a popularity vote. I think the reason some players get in is because people don't know who plays on some other teams.

For ex.
Ray Allen or Nick Young
Eric Gordon or Dwayne Wade

Look up the stats

R.A. 17.3 ppg
N.Y. 17.3 ppg

E.G. 24.1 ppg
D.W. 25.3 ppg

Do you know all four players?
I really doubt it. The problem is people only see the good teams and not the deserving player.

P.S. Nick young is a player for Washington Wizards and Eric Gordon is a player for L.A. Clippers. So for those who want to take a look at the stats. I also know that E.G. plays on the West Coast and D.W. is on the East. These are just examples. 

Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:40 pm

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Sorry, I misread. Steve Nash is the favorite. Still, that's wierd to me. In that case, I hope the sensible thing is done and Love gets on the team.

Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:38 pm

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

I absolutely agree pjhokie. Pau Gasol is playing like an all-star while Tim Duncan got in on star power (much like Yao Ming). Kevin Love is playing great ball and has a pretty nice lead in the league rebounds category. When Beasley went down, he was the only player the T'wolves had and not to mention he is tied for 10th in the NBA in 3-pt%.

Unfortunately, Steve Nash replaced Yao Ming. I'm scratching my head about that one. A 6ft PG replaces a 7'5" Center?

As far as other picks go, was Doc Rivers picking the East reserves? Thats my only conclusion when 4 Celtic players are chosen. I will call it right now, the West will win this game. Not like it matters, but they have more athleticism and youth compared to the East.

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