NBA All-Star TEAMS: Ben Simmons earns ANOTHER selection as Zion gets first call-up
Despite a slow start to the season and trade drama, Australian Ben Simmons will appear in his third All-Star Game on March 8 (AEDT).
Officially revealed on Wednesday, the Eastern Conference reserves include Simmons, James Harden, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic.
Meanwhile in the East, Chris Paul, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zion Williamson, and Anthony Davis all made the cut.
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Simmons is averaging 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists on the season, but has put up an average of 27.8 points over his last four games, and was rewarded by the coaches, who vote on the reserves, for his elite two-way play.
Elsewhere in the East, Harden’s inclusion means the Nets will have three players in the All-Star Game after both Kevin Durant and Kyrie were named as starters.
Boston’s Brown is a first-time All-Star, and joins teammate Tatum, who will make his …
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