Raptors’ Kyle Lowry named to Eastern Conference all-star reserves

Elena Summers
February 2, 2019

Adam Silver named Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki to the All-Star Game as special team roster additions.

According to NBA.com, Nowitzki and Wade will be selected in a new third round of the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft, adding a 13th player to each active All-Star Game roster.

Silver paid tribute to both Wade and Nowitzki's contributions to the game.

The reserves are now entered into the draft pool that James and Antetokounmpo will be picking from, after going through starters.

James will have the first pick among the potential starters and between Wade and Nowitzki, so it's likely his pal and former Miami and Cleveland teammate Wade, who announced before the season he would retire after this campaign, could partner with the superstar one more time in the All-Star matchup. Nowitzki is heading to the All-Star Game for the 14th time, and has yet to officially say if his 21st season with the Mavericks will be the final one of his career. In 2007, he was the first European-born player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

The Marquette University product is averaging 13.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season in 39 games (no starts).

Nowitzki won the NBA MVP in 2006-07 and secured a Finals victory in 2011.

Luc Longley was the standard-bearer for Australian hoops when he was drafted out of New Mexico back in 1991, becoming both the country's first National Basketball Association representative and first champion when he won three straight titles with Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls. Among centers, Jokić ranks first in assists per game (7.7), third in steals per game (1.43), fifth in points per game (20.1) and 11th in rebounds per game (10.4).

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