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Nikola Vucevic selected for 2020-21 NBA All-Star Reserves

Nikola Vucevic selected for 2020-21 NBA All-Star Reserves

The NBA’s 2021 All-Star Game reserves were announced on Tuesday, as selected by the league’s coaches.

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was selected as an all-Star reserve for the 2020-21 All-Star Game.

Vucevic is averaging a career-best 24.1 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game. He is shooting 48.1-percent from the floor and 40.5-percent from beyond the arc. He has been the bright spot in an injury riddled season for the Magic.

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard headline the lists of seven players from each conference, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Eastern and Western Conference reserve rosters are both comprised of two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild-card selections.

Joining Harden among East picks are Boston Celtics teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, and New York Knicks forward Julius Randle. 

The reserves for the NBA’s Western conference include Anthony Davis (Lakers), Paul George (Clippers), Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Damian Lillard (Trailblazers), Paul George, (Suns), and Zion Williamson (Pelicans).

The NBA East, with Kevin Durant as captain, have Durant and Kyrie Irving (Nets), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Giannis Anteptokounpo (Bucks), and Joel Embid (Sixers) as their starters.

The NBA West, with LeBron James as captain will have James (Lakers), Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Nikola Doncic (Nuggets), and Kawhi Leonard (Clippers) as starters.

The All start game will be played on March 7th in Atlanta.

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