The NBA All-Star Games reserves will be announced Thursday night on TNT. Here are Jerry Zgoda's picks in a shortened season where coaches will face tough decisions over who's deserving:Western Conference
G Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City: A no-brainer pick from the NBA's best team.
F Kevin Love, Timberwolves: Sure, he rebounds, but who knew he'd become league's fourth-leading scorer?
F LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland: This rights an injustice when he didn't make it last year.
G Ty Lawson, Denver: Nuggets are such a team, who do you choose? How 'bout the pulse for West's second-best.
C Marc Gasol, Memphis: A Gasol has to make the game, right? Let's go with the one averaging the double-double.
F Paul Millsap, Utah: Surprising Jazz could reach playoffs, and underrated power forward is big reason why.
G Steve Nash, Phoenix: The Suns are setting, but he never ages.Eastern Conference
G Rajon Rondo, Boston: Despite an injury, the only worthy pick from a Celtics team that once deserved four players in game.
G Joe Johnson, Atlanta: Earning that HUGE contract since Al Horford went out because of a torn pectoral muscle.
G Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee: Where would the middling Bucks be without the guy who's finally fulfilling his rookie season's promise?
G Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia: Rising 76ers probably deserve more than one, but two-way wing edges out Jrue Holiday.
F Josh Smith, Atlanta: Not sure if he fits the format because he's a high flier who also blocks shots and plays some defense.
F/C Chris Bosh, Miami: He stepped forth in a big way when Dwyane Wade went down and kept the Heat chugging.
F Danny Granger, Indiana: Teammate Roy Hibbert might go instead, but Granger proved Wednesday against the Wolves he is an improved team's best player.
|Toronto - LP: A. Loup||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Outman||6|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde||4|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||8||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson||16||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr.||2|
|Houston - LP: B. Peacock||1||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman||10||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: M. Belisle||9|
|San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum||4||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: R. Erlin||3|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright||4|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||5||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: E. Mujica||6|