The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday.
The NBA All-Star rosters are set and although there are no Knicks in the lineup, Nets fans might get to see two of their favorites.
It’s a jam-packed weekend in the sports world despite the fact that it’s an off week in the NFL. There is NBA, NHL, college hoops, college football, and golf to help get you through the weekend.
Here’s what we’re watching tonight:
- NHL: All-Star Skills Competition — 7:30 PM ET
- NBA: Nets @ Jazz — 9 PM ET
- Golf: Second Round — AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
- CBB: Quinnipiac @ St. Peter’s — 7 PM ET
What we’re watching this weekend:
- Reese’s Senior Bowl — 2:30 PM ET
- NHL All-Star Game — 3 PM ET
- NBA: Knicks @ Lakers — 8:30 PM ET
- CBB: #20 UConn @ #14 Villanova — Noon ET
- CBB: #24 Illinois @ Indiana — Noon ET
- NBA: Nets @ Nuggets — 3:30 PM ET
- CBB: #17 Providence @ Georgetown — Noon ET
- Golf: Final Round — AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
NBA All-Star Reserves Announced
The NBA All-Star starters were announced last week and the reserves were unveiled on Thursday. Again, there are no Knicks represented, but the Nets have two All-Stars. Here’s the full roster for both conferences:
Eastern Conference Starters:
- Kevin Durant (Captain)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- DeMar DeRozan
- Joel Embiid
- Trae Young
Eastern Conference Reserves:
- Jimmy Butler
- Darius Garland
- James Harden
- Zach LaVine
- Khris Middleton
- Jayson Tatum
- Fred VanVleet
Western Conference Starters:
- LeBron James (Captain)
- Stephen Curry
- Nikola Jokic
- Ja Morant
- Andrew Wiggins
Western Conference Reserves:
- Devin Booker
- Luka Doncic
- Rudy Gobert
- Draymond Green
- Donovan Mitchell
- Chris Paul
- Karl-Anthony Towns
Nets and Knicks in Freefall
The Knicks and Nets are both struggling of late. Brooklyn once looked like a lock to take a top-three spot in the Eastern Conference, but they have lost six in a row without Kevin Durant.
There are also reports that Joe Harris may need to have another procedure on his already surgically-repaired ankle. The Nets have yet to play a game this season with Durant, Harris, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden — their four highest-paid players.
Brooklyn is all the way down to sixth in the standings, but it could be worse. They could be the Knicks who are in 12th in the conference and on the outside looking in at the Play-In Tournament.
Both New York squads are 3-7 in their last 10 games. It’s not a great time to be a basketball fan in New York.
St. John’s Notches Meaningless Win
Speaking of New York basketball ineptitude, let’s talk about St. John’s. They beat Georgetown for the second time this season, but that win won’t do much of anything for the Johnnies.
Julian Champagnie dominated with 27 points, six rebounds, and four assists as he continues to cement himself as a legitimate NBA prospect.
With all that said, the Red Storm are still firmly on the bubble…for the NIT. St. John’s did nothing to help their case for the NCAA Tournament during the non-conference slate and a 4-6 record in the Big East isn’t moving the needle either.
Barring a miraculous finish to the regular season, St. John’s will need to win the Big East Tournament to lock up an NCAA Tournament bid. With the talent the Johnnies have on the roster, it’s possible. However, their inconsistent play isn’t giving us much hope.