It's a good day for the Dallas Mavericks in one respect now that Kristaps Porzingis is headed for Big D. But for those with their fingers crossed that young Mavs phenom Luka Doncic would sneak into the NBA All-Star game will be feeling a bit bummed out now that the Eastern and Western Conference reserve players have been named for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.
Check out who's holding it down out West:
Are Klay Thompson and Russell Westbrook putting up career years? No. But they are definitely stars, and they'll join up with Damian Lillard in the West backcourt. Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, Karl-Anthony Towns, and LaMarcus Aldridge are your bigs headed to Charlotte.
And back East:
Victor Oladipo's inclusion is a somber fact, as he faces a long, long road to recovery after suffering a torn quad tendon in his knee. Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, and Bradley Beal get the nod as well, joined by Ben Simmons, Blake Griffin, and Nikola Vucevic.
All-Star Weekend in Charlotte is coming in two weeks, with the big game taking place on Sunday, Feb. 18.