The rosters for the 2012 All-Star games are now set as the NBA on Thursday revealed the reserve players who will complete the Eastern and Western Conference squads for the contest that will take place on February 26, at the Amway Center in Orlando. Some familiar faces are missing from this year’s game as well as a total of five players who will be playing in the game for their first time.
The Eastern Conference reserves are Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets. Deng, Hibbert and Iguodala will all be playing in their first All-Star Game.
The West will be represented by LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs and Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Aldridge, Gasol as well as starting center Andrew Bynum will all be playing in their first All-Star Game.