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Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker seemed surprised to see Bam Adebayo left off the Eastern Conference’s All-Star reserve team following the NBA’s release of the list earlier this week. The Miami Heat big man became an All-Star for the first time last season but was not voted in as a reserve this time around, much to Tucker’s apparent shock.

P.J. Tucker and Bam Adebayo

Adebayo is averaging 19.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game for Miami this term. However, the Heat are 14-17 in the East after getting hit with a slew of absences.

Tucker, meanwhile, has been linked to last year’s NBA finalists and it appears he holds Bam in high regard. The Heat are also said to be interested in signing DeMarcus Cousins amid talk Houston want to cut him loose.