The starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game have been announced and while including some major star power, they are missing out on a few key names.
On Thursday night, the starting lineups for the 2017 All-Star Game were announced and included many of the usual names while at the same time introduced many first timers into the honorable class.
This season marked the first time in which fans made up 50 percent of the vote, while players and a media panel each held 25 percent of the vote.
It should be little to no surprise to Melo fans that he was not voted into the starting lineup for this year’s matchup, to put it lightly, he’s not having one of the best seasons of his career.
Another name who is missing from these selections is Russell Westbrook, who is arguably the current frontrunner for this year’s MVP award.
Westbrook is averaging a triple-double on a team who lost their star player and is still in playoff contention, a snub to say the least.
The All-Star reserves for the two teams will be announced next Thursday and are chosen NBA head coaches.