Did David Lee get snubbed from All-Star Game?
David Lee is ninth in the NBA with 24 double-doubles and is averaging 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. (USATI)
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OAKLAND – Veteran forward David Lee, who last year became the first Warrior named to the NBA All-Star Game since 1997, did not receive a second consecutive invitation.
The NBA announced its 2014 All-Star reserves Thursday, and Lee was among several notable omissions to fill out the Western Conference roster.
The case for Lee was built mostly around his consistency. He's ninth in the double-doubles category, with 24. Lee is averaging 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
By vote of coaches, the reserve selections were: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Rockets center Dwight Howard, Rockets guard James Harden, Spurs guard Tony Parker and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki.
Clippers guard Chris Paul also was named to the team, though his injured status may determine whether he actually plays.
Among others who have a case for being snubbed are Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, Suns guard Goran Dragic, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.