Kawhi Leonard and Paul George of the L.A. Clippers were picked as All-Star reserves Thursday, while the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks likewise had 2 gamers picked.
Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves will be going to the Feb. 18 videogame in Indianapolis. Stephen Curry is an All-Star for the 10th time, while the Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Devin Booker of Phoenix rounded out the West reserves.
Jalen Brunson was chose for the veryfirst time and was signedupwith by colleague Julius Randle from the Knicks, who went 14-2 in January. The East had 2 other newbie choices in Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxey and Orlando’s Paolo Banchero, with Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell and Boston’s Jaylen Brown signingupwith them.
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The beginners were revealed last week. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard will be signedupwith in the East by Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Indiana guard Tyrese Haliburton.
The West beginners are the Lakers’ LeBron James, Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Kevin Durant of Phoenix in the frontcourt, along with guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Oklahoma City and Luka Doncic of Dallas.
The reserves were chose through ballot by head coaches in each conference. They had to select 3 frontcourt gamers, 2 guards and 2 other gamers, regardless of position.
If any gamers are hurt and can’t play, their replacement is picked by Commissioner Adam Silver. Randle is mostlikely out since of a dislocated right shoulder that is anticipated to sideline him through the All-Star break.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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