Russell Westbrook Headlines The NBA’s 2018 All-Star Game Reserves

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Last week, we learned the players who will start the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Both of the game’s captains — LeBron James and Steph Curry — will get the chance to select four other superstars to take the floor with them when the festivities tip off in Los Angeles on Feb. 18, and for the most part, there were no complaints about who made up that talent pool.

Fast forward a week and we now know the players who will round out the All-Star Game rosters. While we are yet to figure out who will make up both squads, we do know the guys who will come off the bench for James and Curry’s squads.

Without further adieu, here are your 2018 NBA All-Star Game reserves.
Eastern Conference

  • Bradley Beal, Wizards
  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • John Wall, Wizards
  • Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks
  • Kevin Love, Cavaliers
  • Al Horford, Celtics
  • Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Western Conference

  • Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors
  • Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves
  • Russell Westbrook, Thunder
  • Draymond Green, Warriors
  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs

This list breaks down about how you’ll expect, and there are plenty of intriguing subplots here, like the Warriors getting four players: Curry and Durant are among the starters, while Thompson and Green were named reserves. Additionally, the recently-maligned Love made it into the game for the East, as did both members of Washington’s backcourt.

While there is controversy surrounding some of the names left out — to name a few, Andre Drummond, Paul George, Chris Paul, and Lou Williams — everyone who made the game is certainly deserving of the honor of being an All-Star selection.