2017 NBA All-Star Starters Revealed - Russell Westbrook Not Included

The 2017 NBA All-Star starters have been revealed by ESPN's Chris Haynes, and were formally announced on TNT. According to Haynes, Russell Westbrook - who is averaging a triple-double - was not named a starter for the game:

The star Oklahoma City Thunder guard was left out in the loaded West, with sources telling ESPN's Chris Haynes that Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis got the nod as the conference's starting five.

The East starters, sources said, are Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors.

Westbrook will certainly make the roster as a reserve, but Curry and Harden received more votes than him in the Western Conference backcourt. 

Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the starters, with the other 50 percent being split up between current players and the media. You could vote for two backcourt players and three frontcourt players on the ballot.

The All-Star reserves will be announced next Thursday, and those are voted on by the league's head coaches.

The game will be held on Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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