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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. 
Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:03 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

The spirit of John Havlicek has possessed Rondo.  Life is pretty sweet when you get that extra step.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 10:48 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

I remember that ball fake by Rondo. I was at the game and even from my seats, 10 rows from the last, you could see it was a travel. But everyone knows the NBA refs don't call it anymore. I still don't understand what a half step is.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 10:46 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

While I absolutely agree that Kevin Love belongs on the team instead of Duncan (not instead of Gasol), and he has improved as a player, you guys need to understand the reason Love's number's look the way they do. He is the ONLY inside option on the T-wolves. Stats DO NOT tell the whole story. Sometimes, when a guy has big stats it's because he's the only guy on the team doing it. Period.

  Oh yeah, and after Gasol get's moved up to replace Ming as the center, Love will be put on the team as a reserve.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 10:18 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

LOL, yup. Hailthechiefs has down syndrome and wants attention. Reminds me of the main actor in the videos on Youtube of "Retardid Policeman"



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:56 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Hail represents the ignorant fan who's goal on here is to ruffle feathers. Don't even give him the satisfaction. Love Ray Allen, solid player, even better representative of the game, but I agree, probably shouldn't be an All-Star... looked around, tough to find a more deserving guard in the Eastern Conference... Raymond Felton? D.J. Augustine? Not sure, but the list is rather thin.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:31 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Ray Allen and Chris Bosh - why?  Just play the Celts and Heat and send everyone else home.  And even as a Laker fan, I cannot understand why Kevin Love is not on the West squad over Duncan or Gasol.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:28 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

good god hail....im actually embarrased that you're a bulls fan...you are a moron...griffin is a rookie...he was hurt during preseason last year...never played ....in baseball your considered a rookie until you reach a certain number of games in a year...you can be called up and not play enough....and still be considered a rookie.If you never set foot on an nba court your considered a rookie till you do so.  Do you know anything about sports? Do us all a favor and just shut up.



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:26 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Gasol over Love shows what the league, and all professional leagues, are really all about... MONEY! They try and sell it as fan-centered, but bottom line, Gasol brings more viewers from a larger market, a wider fan-base, which in turn brings them more money... Love 21.3 pts. 15.5 rebounds, the main guy teams gameplan around and know they have to stop on a team of throwaways (Milicic, Ridnour, Beasley, etc) vs. Gasol 18.5 pts. 10.5 rebounds, and the 2nd or 3rd option behind Kobe and maybe Odom... I'm not saying Gasol is garbage, but the numbers alone speak volume... anyone who has played understands how hard it is to average 5 more rebounds a game than someone else? The guy lays it on the line game in, game out, bottom line, he got robbed...



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:22 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

its really rediculous...the all star game  imo...is about the current and up and coming exciting , electric players....why monta ellis isnt there is crazy...and to hailthechiefs...quit smoking the good stuff...21-15 means you cant play...you obviously have zero idea of how basketball is played....as a matter of fact do us all a favor and just quit posting...you're an idiot.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:18 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Have you ever seen a basketball game?


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