Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is left out of the All-Star starters, according to ESPN.com.
Westbrook is leading the league in triple-doubles with Houston Rockets guard James Harden being a distant second. With the exit of Kevin Durant, Westbrook has happily stepped up and has really embraced the pressure. He has unbelievable athleticism and is an offensive machine. Here is the starting five for both conferences.
Western Conference Starting Five
- Stephen Curry
- Kevin Durant
- James Harden
- Kawhi Leonard
Eastern Conference Starting Five
- Kyrie Irving
- Lebron James
- Jimmy Butler
- Giannis Autetokounmpo
- DeMar DeRozan
The reserves are chosen by head coaches and to be announced later. The game was initially to be held in Charlotte but has moved to New Orleans.