The West looks ridiculous.
Last week, the NBA announced the team captains and starting lineups for the All-Star Game. LeBron James will lead the West, and Giannis Antentokounmpo will head the East. The West is stacked, with James supported by Steph Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Paul George. Giannis isn't helpless though, he has Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Kemba Walker, and Kawhi Leonard to back him up. Now, the NBA has announced the reserve list for each team to draft from.
The All-Star captains can draft any of the players from the reserve list, despite which conference they play for. The reserves for the West look insane next to the East, but everyone will be up for grabs. While most of those who were voted into the reserves are no surprise, the absence of Derrick Rose, D’Angelo Russell, and Luka Doncic shocked some. The Victor Oladipo injury will allow another player to step up in his place. Check out the reserves below and catch the NBA All-Star Draft Show on Thursday, February 7 at 7 PM on TNT. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 17.
- Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
- Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
- Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons
- Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
- Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
- Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
- Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic
- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
- Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
- LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
- Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves