NBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Starters, Snubs and Predictions for Reserves

January 19th, 2017 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

If it wasn't evident the NBA is loaded with playmakers this season, the names included—and omitted—in the 2017 All-Star Game starting lineups should drive the point home. 

The starting fives that will take the floor Feb. 19 in New Orleans for the Eastern and Western Conferences were announced Thursday on TNT, and many of the usual suspects such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard made the cut.

But a handful of elite players did not earn starting nods, including Russell Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double this season.

If fans don't see their favorite players on the list, they have largely themselves to blame. Fan choices counted as 50 percent of the voting, while player and media member voting each made up 25 percent.

Here is a look at the full list of starters, as well as snubs and predictions for the reserves. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated's The Crossover noted the reserves for each conference are made up of two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild-card players who can play any position.


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