Two Cavaliers, Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving, were left off the Eastern Conference All-Star teams as the reserves were announced Thursday night.
Some felt Varejao was an good candidate to make the team. The Cavs center is averaging 11.0 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, both career highs.
As for Irving, the rookie from Duke is averaging 18.0 points and 5.1 assists a game for the Cavaliers this season. Irving will play in the Rising Stars Challenge, the game formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore Game. Tristan Thompson will also play in the game.
The Eastern Conference reserves are: Paul Pierce (Boston), Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), Roy Hibbert (Indiana Pacers), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers), Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks), and Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets).
The Western Conference Reserves are: Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).