Sorting through All-Star reserve options

Sam Amico

The All-Star game is almost upon us, this Thursday the NBA All-Star reserves will be revealed live on TNT.

For most, the big reveal of the reserves doesn’t provide the same level of excitement as the starters, they’re overlooked despite having to work just as hard, if not harder for a roster spot. The reserves are a far more intriguing story. The voting process is no longer a popularity contest, the bench mates will have to be elected by the League’s top minds, the coaches who have looked at hours of film and game-planned against them. What a player did four years ago will no longer factor into the selection process.

The starters for the Western Conference include: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs, and Kevin Durant who is also representing the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The starters for the Eastern Conference include: Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With only 14 total spots remaining, placing the last several faces into the League showcase is no small task. These are the 14 names who deserve their name called.

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