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Paul Millsap named 2017 All-Star reserve

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The Hawks forward earns his fourth All-Star berth.

Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks
Paul Millsap’s excellent play is rewarded for a fourth time.
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Paul Millsap will return to the All-Star Game for a fourth straight appearance.

As the focal point of Atlanta’s offense and defense, Millsap has averaged 18 points and 8.1 rebounds so far this season. Even amid trade rumors over the past month, Millsap has continued to shine for the Hawks.

A week after the starters for the 2017 All-Star Game were announced, Ernie and friends announced the All-Star reserves on the TNT pre-game show.

The official All-Star rosters:

Eastern Conference Starters

G - Kyrie Irving

G - DeMar DeRozan

F - LeBron James

F - Jimmy Butler

F - Giannis Antetokounmpo

Reserves

G - Isaiah Thomas

G - John Wall

F - Kevin Love

G - Kyle Lowry

F - Paul George

G - Kemba Walker

F - Paul Millsap

Western Conference Starters

G - Stephen Curry

G - James Harden

F - Kawhi Leonard

F - Kevin Durant

F - Anthony Davis

Reserves

G - Russell Westbrook

G - Klay Thompson

F - Draymond Green

F - DeMarcus Cousins

F - Marc Gasol

F - DeAndre Jordan

F - Gordon Heyward

Unlike the starters, reserves are voted on by only the NBA’s coaches.

The biggest name missing from the reserve list is Sixers center Joel Embiid. Embiid’s lack of selection can be tied to his limited play. The budding superstar has dominated games but sat out multiple games while being on a minute restriction.

NBA All-Star Weekend will be in New Orleans during the weekend of February 17-19, 2017.