The NBA announced the 2015 NBA All-Star Reserves today. There were a number of snubs, as there are every year, including Damian Lillard, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Korver, Mike Conley, Monta Ellis, Nikola Vucevic and Dwight Howard among others.
There were also four first-time All-Stars (Kyle Lowry, Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler and Klay Thompson).
The final rosters look like this:
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|John Wall (WAS)||Stephen Curry (GS)|
|Kyle Lowry (TOR)||Kobe Bryant (LAL)*|
|LeBron James (CLE)||Anthony Davis (NO)|
|Carmelo Anthony (NY)||Blake Griffin (LAC)|
|Pau Gasol (CHI)||Marc Gasol (MEM)|
|Jeff Teague (ATL)||Kevin Durant (OKC)|
|Paul Millsap (ATL)||James Harden (HOU)|
|Al Horford (ATL)||Klay Thompson (GSW)|
|Jimmy Butler (CHI)||LaMarcus Aldridge (POR)|
|Kyrie Irving (CLE)||Russell Westbrook (OKC)|
|Chris Bosh (MIA)||Chris Paul (LAC)|
|Dwyane Wade (MIA)||Tim Duncan (SAS)|
* Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will likely be an injury replacement player, given that he had season-ending shoulder surgery this week. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver can name any player as an injury replacement. Steve Kerr and his staff, who will coach the West team, will determine who starts in his place, but has no influence on who is named to replace Bryant.
Back in December, Basketball Insiders predicted who might get named as a reserve; see how we did:
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