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NBA All-Star reserves announcement: Garland and VanVleet make first appearances

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The 2022 NBA All-Star reserves have been announced and the player pool is set for the Feb. 20 All-Star game in Cleveland.

Cavaliers guard Darius Garland, who led Cleveland to fifth in the Eastern Conference after finishing 13th last year, and Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will each make their first All-Star appearances.

Some notable names that have been omitted from the list include Hornets backcourt partners LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges, as well as Cavaliers big man Jarrett Allen and Heat guard Tyler Herro.

Ball is averaging 19.9 points and 7.7 assists per game, while Bridges is also averaging nearly 20 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Allen is averaging a double-double this season, averaging 16 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

The Eastern Conference reserves will join DeMar DeRozan, Trae Young, Kevin Durant Joel Embiid and captain Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Western Conference players join Stephen Curry, Ja Morant, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins and captain LeBron James.

The captains will choose their teams from the 22-man field on February 10, selecting first from the starting group and then finishing with the reserves.

2022 NBA All-Star Reserves

Western Conference

  • Devin Booker (Suns)
  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks)
  • Rudy Gobert (Jazz)
  • Draymond Green (Warriors)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)
  • Chris Paul (Suns)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Timber Wolves)

Eastern Conference

  • Jimmy Butler (heat)
  • Darius Garland (Caveliers)
  • James Harden (Nets)
  • Zach LaVine (Bulls)
  • Khris Middleton (Bucks)
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics)
  • Fred VanVleet (Raptors)

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