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Versatile Draymond Green leads NBA All-Star reserves

The rare, extensive and effective ability set employed by Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green has warranted a fourth-year brazen his initial NBA All-Star selection.

Green, who was voted an All-Star haven by a coaches, is averaging 14.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, and he leads a joining with 8 triple doubles. At 6-feet-7, Green is a force on defense, means to ensure each position on a court, indicate ensure to center, for a league’s best team.

Also named Western Conference All-Star reserves: San Antonio brazen LaMarcus Aldridge, Sacramento core DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans brazen Anthony Davis, Houston ensure James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers ensure Chris Paul and Golden State ensure Klay Thompson.

In a Eastern Conference, Detroit core Andre Drummond and Boston ensure Isaiah Thomas are All-Stars for a initial time.

The remaining East All-Star reserves: Miami brazen Chris Bosh, Chicago ensure Jimmy Butler, Toronto ensure DeMar DeRozan, Atlanta brazen Paul Millsap and Washington ensure John Wall.

For as most speak as there is about who made a All-Star team, there is substantial contention given to All-Star snubs.

Portland ensure Damian Lillard, Clippers core DeAndre Jordan, Dallas brazen Dirk Nowitzki, Denver brazen Danilo Gallinari and Utah forwards Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward did not make a West All-Star team. Charlotte ensure Kemba Walker, Atlanta core Al Horford, Detroit ensure Reggie Jackson, Brooklyn core Brook Lopez and Chicago core Pau Gasol were left of a East All-Star team.


Green, Thompson and West All-Star starting ensure Steph Curry are Golden State’s initial contingent of All-Stars given Rick Barry, Phil Smith and Jamaal Wilkes in 1976.

DeRozan and East starter Kyle Lowry of a Raptors will be a initial backcourt from a group to play in an All-Star Game in their home city given a Los Angeles Lakers’ Jerry West and Gail Goodrich in 1972.

Thomas and Green are second-round All-Stars. Thomas was a final collect (60th overall) in a 2011 draft, and Green was comparison No. 35 in a 2012 draft.

Bosh was named an All-Star for a 11th uninterrupted deteriorate and Paul for for a ninth uninterrupted season. Only starters Kobe Bryant (18), LeBron James (12) and Dwyane Wade (12) have longer uninterrupted All-Star streaks.

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Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/01/28/nba-all-star-reserves-draymond-green-klay-thompson-chris-bosh-jimmy-butler/79485266/