Pelicans Forward Anthony Davis Named NBA All-Star For 3rd Straight Year
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is an NBA All-Star for the third consecutive season.
Davis was chosen as one of 7 reserves for the Western Conference team by the league coaches.
Last season, Davis was named a starter, but was unable to play in the game due to a shoulder sprain. He's averaging a double-double of 22.9 points, 10.2 rebounds. He's second in the NBA in blocks per game at 2.4.
In 2014, Davis played as a reserve for the West at 21 years old when New Orleans hosted the game.
Toronto will host the All-Star game this season, taking place on Valentine's day at 7:30.
Joining Davis on the Western Conference reserves is Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.
Western Conference starters were voted on by fans and announced last week. Oklahoma City Thunder duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will start, as will reigning MVP Steph Curry of the Warriors, as well as Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
Eastern Conference starters are Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Indiana Pacers guard Paul George.
East reserves announced Thursday night include Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan, Heat forward Chris Bosh, Washington Wizards guard John Wall, Boston Celtics guard Isiah Thomas, Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler, and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap.