The Amount Of Talent Among The NBA’s All-Star Reserves Is Insane

By: 01.28.16
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The best thing about the NBA right now is that there is so much talent in the league that you can watch basically any game and see a superstar. It has made basketball so much fun, and really, there aren’t any drawbacks to this.

Actually, if there are any negatives, it’s that something like the All-Star Game can only have 10 starters, so there are a bunch of deserving players who don’t earn the title of “All-Star Game starter.” Don’t get us wrong, the 10 players who will start the game all deserve the honor for various reasons – nine of the guys are some of the best players in the league, while Kobe Bryant is getting honored during the final season of his legendary career – but the league is so stacked with talent that guys like Anthony Davis and Chris Paul don’t get starting nods.

On Thursday, the league announced its All-Star Game reserves, and the list is littered with big-name guys. Here’s the list of reserves for the two conferences:

It’s hard to argue that anyone on here isn’t deserving of an All-Star nod. And for real, just look at some of the guys who weren’t able to earn a starting spot – Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, etc. The league is stacked right now, and there’s no better proof of this than the caliber of players who will come off the bench in Toronto on Feb. 14.

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