It looks like James Harden could be playing in the NBA All-Star game after all! The Houston Rockets star has made the reserves list for the Feb. 14 matchup, and we’ve got your details on who else will be on the bench ready to head in to play!
YAY! The NBA has announced their All-Star reserve players for the annual Eastern versus Western conference match up and we’ve got some very familiar faces around. 2013 All-Star Game MVP Chris Paul will be making his 9th trip to the big game for his stellar year with the Los Angeles Clippers, and even though James Harden got off to a rough start this season, he’s still averaging a career-high 27.5 points per game, just behind league leader Stephen Curry. So who else is in and who got the snub? Read on for more details.
As for the Western Conference, The Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will be making his first All-Star appearance, and we’re totally hoping he’s able to get some game time in alongside his teammate Steph! The Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins also made the list as a clear reward for his high scoring season so far. For the Eastern Conference, Jimmy Butler will be making his second trip to the big show after having a career high season in both points and assists. Chris Bosh will be making a stunning 11th trip back to the All-Star game following his great year in Toronto, as will his teammate DeMar DeRozan. Newcomer Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons will make his first appearance as an All-Star.
There were some notable names that got left off the 2016 reserves list, with The Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol looking for his sixth trip to the All-Star game, but he just doesn’t have the numbers this year to make the cut. Which is also the case for the Portland Trailblazers’ point guard Damian Lillard.
HollywoodLifers, we’ll keep you updated on all the fun events and the big game during NBA All-Star weekend Feb. 12-14!