NBA All-Star rosters announced with reserves revealed

This year’s NBA All-Star rosters are now complete with Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis the only two Europeans included.

Antetokounmpo will be a starter with Porzingis named as one of the reserves for the annual NBA showpiece that will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18.

The ‘Greek Freak’ has been transformed this season and is not just considered as a marquee player for the Bucks, but now in the entire NBA. Antetokounmpo averages 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game as he will be a starter.

While the Latvian big man, Porzingis will be making his first-ever All-Star appearance as he headlines the reserve roster. The 2017 Skills champion is averaging 23.3 points a game for the Knicks this season.

With the NBA All-Star game’s overall popularity taking a tumble in recent years, the NBA, along with its players’ association decided to ditch the traditional ‘East vs West’ contest and is mixing up the teams this year with LeBron James and Stephen Curry announced as the team captains.

NBA ALL-STAR ROSTER

LeBron James (captain)

Stephen Curry (captain)

Giannis Antetokounmpo

DeMarcus Cousins

Anthony Davis

DeMar DeRozan

Kevin Durant

Joel Embiid

James Harden

Kyrie Irving

LaMarcus Aldridge (reserve)

Bradley Beal (reserve)

Jimmy Butler (reserve)

Draymond Green (reserve)

Al Horford (reserve)

Damien Lillard (reserve)

Kevin Love (reserve)

Kyle Lowry (reserve)

Victor Oladipo (reserve)

Klay Thompson (reserve)

Karl-Anthony Towns (reserve)

John Wall (reserve)

Russell Westbrook (reserve)