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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. 
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Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:14 pm
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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:06 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Kevin Love is more deserving of an appearance than Duncan or Gasol and I am a Laker fan.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 9:04 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

that's funny i thought this guy said something about Garnett for MVP.



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:54 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Why is Kevin Love not on the Western Conference reserves.  Why does the NBA not elect the players that truly deserve to be there. Really Pau Gasol?



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:28 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Not a big deal, but Rondo travelled in that video. Still a sick play and an all-star nonetheless.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:27 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

Why is Duncan on there? Him over Love, R U F**Kin serious? And were is M. Ellis, his avg is like 26ppg



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:10 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

When r they going to give Monta Ellis a spot on the roster, i guess he's going to have to win a championship or averand 40+ points a game in order to make it.  The same ole faces is getting boring.  The man deserves a spot. All of the top scorers are in the game, excetp for Monta.  WATS REALLY GOING ON!!!!!!




Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:08 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

and bosh is in why...because he blows lbj and wade daily?



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:06 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

so allen at 17 and 3 gets in...while boozer at 20-10 doesnt...cant wait to see the nut slappers again soon...



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:03 pm
 

NBA All-Star Reserves: West and East rosters

wow thats gay....seriously? rondo garnett pierce and allen? why dont we just play the lakers celts in the all star game....thats a joke...no way allen deserves to go....thats pathetic



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