The Thunder will be sending two All-Stars to Orlando this season. Joining Kevin Durant who was selected by fans as a starter, Russell Westbrook has been named a Western reserve.
This is Westbrook’s second selection, both coming as a reserve.
James Harden, who was certainly a candidate, did not make the cut. All-Star reserves are selected by coaches.
The West’s reserves are Westbrook, Marc Gasol, Steve Nash, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker. They’ll join Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin.
For the East, the reserves are Paul Pierce, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh, Andre Iguodala, Deron Williams. The starters are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.