Updated 08:54 PM EDT, Wed, Jul 28, 2021

NBA All Star Game Starters & Players for 2015 - What We Know So Far

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On Thursday, new names were added to the roster of the NBA All-Stars Game, set to start next month.

ESPN said that among the first-timers in the NBA All Stars Game are Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler and Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague. The three were selected by the coaches in their respective conferences.

It was reported that Teague is now among the three members of the Hawks who qualified for the Eastern Conference team along with Al Horford and Paul Millsap.

"We love for our players to have success and for our players to be appreciated. Yeah, there's a sense of pride. They work really hard. They do a lot of things we appreciate. If other people are appreciating them, that's a good thing," said coach Mike Budenholzer of Atlanta, as quoted by ESPN.

Earlier, LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were also chosen to be part of the West team. 

Meanwhile, the International Business Times (IBT) said that since Kobe Bryant will be out for the rest of the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver would need to choose his replacement. This would also apply in the east for Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade who also suffered from a hamstring injury.

An earlier IBT report revealed the starters last week, which was led by Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry.

"To have support of fans not only in the Bay Area but across the nation and across the world, supporting not only myself but our team, it means a lot," Curry was quoted by IBT as saying.

The other players chosen for the Western Conference are Anthony Davis from New Orleans Pelicans, Blake Griffin from Los Angeles Clippers, and Marc Gasol from Memphis Grizzlies. For the East, the starters were Pau Gasol from Chicago Bulls, Carmelo Anthony from New York Knicks, John Wall from Washington Wizards and Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors.

Meanwhile, IBT also made a list of the prominent snubs in the West which included: Memphis Grizzlies duo Zach Randolph and Mike Conley; Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler; Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard; San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard; and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan. Those snubs in the East were Hawks' Kyle Korver; Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic; Cavaliers' Kevin Love; Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson; Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe and Brandon Jennings; and Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight.

See the complete list of the 2015 All-Stars Rosters here

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