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.
|Miami - LP: B. Morris||4||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Grace||6|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Martin||1||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||3|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||2|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||5||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Los Angeles - LP: C. Hatcher||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek||4|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop||9||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Socolovich||10|
|Oakland - LP: J. Hahn||7||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8|
|Texas - WP: K. Kela||2||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||1|
|Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez||3||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||2|
|San Diego - LP: T. Ross||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner||2|