NBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Complete Starting Lineups for Both Conferences

January 19th, 2017 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden will headline the starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Here's a look at the full list of starters following Thursday's announcement on TNT:

The discussion after Thursday's reveal will focus on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's omission.

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double with 30.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game this season, but that wasn't enough to earn a starting spot.

ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth provided Westbrook's likely reaction:

Instead, Curry joins Harden in the Western Conference backcourt. The reigning MVP is having a good year, but his scoring average has fallen from a league-leading 30.1 points per game in 2015-16 to 24.6 in 2016-17. He's also shooting a career-low 39.7 percent from three-point range.

CBS Sports' Matt Moore thought it was another example of the Golden State Warriors thwarting Westbrook:

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron didn't think Westbrook needed more motivation to silence his do ...

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