Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage.
Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending.
Westbrook — the NBA's scoring leader and triple-double machine — was among 14 reserves selected by the league's coaches for the All-Star Game that will be played in New Orleans on Feb. 19. The Oklahoma City guard and two-time reigning All-Star MVP is averaging 31 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game, so his selection was likely an easy one.
"There's no question in my mind that...