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Breaking down the 2022 All-Stars from the Western Conference

Here’s every player from the Western conference who will be part of the All-Star Game draft pool.

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The NBA announced the full list of players from the Western Conference taking part in the 2022 All-Star Game, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Here’s a look at the starters and reserves from the West who will be part of the player pool for the All-Star Game draft.

Starters

Warriors G Stephen Curry
Grizzlies G Ja Morant
Lakers F LeBron James (captain)
Warriors F Andrew Wiggins
Nuggets C Nikola Jokic

Reserves

Suns G Devin Booker
Mavericks G Luka Doncic
Jazz C Rudy Gobert
Warriors F Draymond Green (injured)
Jazz F Donovan Mitchell
Suns G Chris Paul
Wolves F Karl Anthony-Towns

Analysis

Obviously beginning with LeBron James and Steph Curry, a lot of familiar faces across the Western Conference will make a return trip to the All-Star game in Cleveland. The only true surprise was Andrew Wiggins being voted on as a starter. Another first-timer whose star has risen like a supernova over the past month has been Ja Morant, who has the Grizzlies near the top of the west standings.

One of the biggest snubs was Spurs guard Dejounte Murray, who has nearly averaged a triple-double for the entire season. He may be able to get in as a replacement for Green, who confirmed on TNT that he won’t be playing. Other usual suspects that won’t make it this year are Lakers forward Anthony Davis, Lakers guard Russell Westbrook, and Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. All of whom have dealt with a combination of injuries and poor play from their respective teams.