Felton Does Not Get All-Star Call

via ESPN.com

The reserves for the Feb. 20 All-Star Game were announced Thursday.

Eastern Conference
Kevin Garnett Celtics C
Paul Pierce Celtics SF
Rajon Rando Celtics PG
Ray Allen Celtics SG
Al Horford Hawks C
Joe Johnson Hawks SG
Chris Bosh Heat PF
Western Conference
Manu Ginobili Spurs SG
Tim Duncan Spurs C
Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks PF
Pau Gasol Lakers PF
Deron Williams Jazz PG
Russell Westbrook Thunder PG
Blake Griffin Clippers PF

I cannot sit here and complain about Felton’s snub.  In the end, Joe Johnson topped the Knicks PG on the roster.  While Johnson has not been as good as he has in the past, his play this season has still been at an all-star level. Felton has been great this season and he can probably use the rest for that weekend.  However, it would have been nice to see Felton make the team.  He earned a spot with his performance this season.  If I was to bet, i would say that his recent struggles hurt him in the eyes of the coaches, but again, he has outplayed expectations this season for sure.

As far as the Western Conference reserves go, there is no question that Kevin Love should be on that roster.  He has outperformed Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki this season.  I understand that his team is in the dumps and the three players I noted above play for contenders, but that does not take away from what Love has been able to do through this point in the season.  That is a bad job by the coaches to leave him off the team.  i am not trying to take anything away from anyone on the roster, but Love should be there.  Another snub is former Knick and current Memphis Grizzlie Zach Randolph, who has his team .500+ basketball and who is averaging an awesome 20 ppg and 13 rpg.