The NBA announced the reserves for the NBA All-Star game on Sunday, February 26. For the Eastern Conference, the reserves are R. Hibbert (Ind), L. Deng (Chi), P. Pierce (Bos), C. Bosh (Mia), D. Williams (NJ), A. Iguodala (Phi) and Joe Johnson (Atl). They join starters D. Wade and L. James (Mia), D. Rose (Chi), D. Howard (Orl) and C. Anthony (NY).
Cavaliers Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving were not selected to participate, but could always be added as injury replacements. Irving and fellow rookie Tristan Thompson have been invited to take part in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.