Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski received the names of NBA players selected as reserves to the NBA All-Star Game. TNT will still have its one-hour special to officially announce these selections.
For the Western Conference, the players are: Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. The Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, who is averaging 21.4 points and 15.5 rebounds this season, is perhaps the most significant snub.
The Denver Nuggets' Nene was left off the Western Conference team, meaning his only chance to make it now is as an injury replacement for Yao (or any other player that is injured between now and the game on Feb. 24). Wojnarowski reports that Steve Nash may be Commissioner David Stern's selection to replace the injured Yao Ming.
In the Eastern Conference, the guys are: Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Chris Bosh, Al Horford and Joe Johnson. Allen, Pierce, Rondo and Garnett are all members of the Boston Celtics.