The five biggest 2018 NBA All-Star snubs

25 January, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Laura Christensen
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The NBA All-Star Game is a few weeks away, and later this week, we will know which players will make up the teams that will be involved.

This will be the first time that All-Stars from the Western Conference will have a chance to play on the same team as those from the Eastern Conference. The top voting leaders in each conference - Curry in the West, LeBron James in the East - choose from the pool of available players, irrespective of conference affiliation.

Hip-hop group N.E.R.D. announced Friday that it will perform at halftime of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The West's starters are Steph Curry (Golden State), James Harden (Houston), Kevin Durant (Golden State) and New Orleans duo Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.


With Simmons listed in the backcourt - he's 6-foot-10 and is more of a forward defensively, but is offensively a point guard through and through - that gives him one less slot to latch onto for selection, thus reducing his chances slightly. Continuing to keep the third leading role is the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (791,332). Silver's selection would join the team that drafted the replaced player. Western Conference format to a draft-style format. Lou is averaging a remarkable 23.3 points per game and is second on the team in usage rate only behind Blake Griffin who's missed significant time due to injury.

The coaches went with veteran Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo and the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry as the team's reserves. Horford, Love and Wall will be in their fifth All-Star games while Lowry makes his fourth appearance in the game.

The NBA All-Star starters are already set, which means it is the reserve's turn.

Despite a cold night from the floor, Klay Thompson's day wasn't the worst after being selected to the All-Star Game along with teammate Draymond Green prior to facing the New York Knicks.

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