Full 2012 NBA All-Star Game Rosters Announced: LaMarcus Aldridge, Roy Hibbert Among Reserves

The NBA announced the full rosters for the 2012 All-Star Game on Thursday. LaMarcus Aldridge and Roy Hibbert are among the 14 reserves added by the coaches' vote.

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2012 NBA All-Star Game Rosters Announced

The NBA on Thursday announced the 14 players who will make up the reserve for the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando on February 26. The league's 30 head coaches selected seven players from each conference to round out the rosters, to which 10 players total had already been elected by fans.

If there are any injury absences, commissioner David Stern will select replacements.

Here's the East roster, with starters signified by an asterisk:

Here's the West roster, with starters signified by an asterisk:

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT at 9 p.m. ET on February 26.


2012 NBA All-Star Game Rosters To Be Announced Thursday

The reserves for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game will be announced at 7 p.m. ET during a special on NBA TV on Thursday. Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaq will host the special before TNT's usual Thursday night double-header, which this week features the Lakers vs. the Celtics and the Thunder visiting the Kings.

Three of those teams (sorry, Sactown) feature players who could hear their name called when All-Star reserves are announced. NBA head coaches recently voted for seven reserves in each conference to fill out the All-Star rosters. In the East, those elected will join LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. In the West, the starters will be Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul.

The Celtics will be waiting to see if Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, both of whom missed stretches this season due to injury, make the East squad. The Lakers will be looking for a bid for Pau Gasol. The Thunder hope to land both Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the game. The Kings are holding out hope for DeMarcus Cousins or Travis Outlaw.

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 26, at the Amway Center in Orlando.


LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Lead 10 Named 2012 NBA All-Star Starters

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game starting lineups have been released. The game is scheduled for February 26 in Orlando, having been rescued from the lockout scrap heap thanks to a late November labor deal. (The 1999 NBA All-Star

Here's the full Eastern Conference All-Stars starting lineup.

  • Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
  • Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
  • LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
  • Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

Here's the full Western Conference All-Stars starting lineup.

  • Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
  • Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
  • Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers

The only newcomer to the All-Star Game for either team is Bynum, far and away the leading vote-getter among West centers. Griffin debuted in the All-Star Game as a rookie last season, and the others all have multiple appearances.

Fans began voting for All-Star starters just a few games into the season, and it quickly became clear who would be elected. Coaches will now determine who should be reserves for each conference. Coaches will pick two guards, two forwards, one center and two wild card players. The reserves will be announced on February 9.


2012 NBA All-Star Game Starting Lineups To Be Announced Thursday On TNT

TNT will announce the starting lineups for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game during a special airing at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. There is little drama involved in the fan voting this year, as each position in both conferences' starting fives has been dominated according to the NBA's early voting returns.

The Eastern Conference starters are expected to Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose. The Western Conference starters are expected to be Andrew Bynum, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. (Yes, four players whose teams play home games in Los Angeles. And all four deserve it.)

NBA head coaches will then vote to elect seven reserves for each conference. Those results will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 9, on TNT. There are usually a few injury absences, as well; commissioner David Stern will replace those players individually leading up to the All-Star Game on Feb. 26.


2012 NBA All-Star Game: No Changes For Likely 10 To Be Voted In By Fans

It appears that we already know who will start the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, as five players in each conference have taken commanding, seemingly insurmountable leads in fan voting.

In the East, Dwight Howard is the leading overall vote-getter as of Thursday, according to a release by the NBA. Howard has received 1.16 million votes to be the East's starting center. He leads No. 2 Joakim Noah by more than 900,000 votes. Reigning MVP Derrick Rose has also eclipsed the 1 million vote barrier; Dwyane Wade is not far behind with 970,000 votes. No. 3 Rajon Rondo is a distant 580,000 votes behind Wade.

The East's starting forwards will almost assuredly be LeBron James (970,000 votes) and Carmelo Anthony (780,000); third-place Amar'e Stoudemire sits at 281,000.

In the West, Kobe Bryant is the only player over the 1 million vote mark, sitting about 50,000 behind Howard for the leaguewide lead. Crosstown rival Chris Paul is No. 2 among West guards at 835,000, almost 600,000 votes ahead of top contender Ricky Rubio.

Andrew Bynum leads DeAndre Jordan more than half of a million votes to become the West's starting center, and Kevin Durant is approaching 1 million votes as the top West forward. In the closest race in the league, Blake Griffin leads Dirk Nowitzki by about 260,000 votes for the No. 2 West forward spot.

Voting continues on NBA.com through Jan. 31.

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