Thursday night on TNT, 8 PM CST, the NBA will announce the 2012 NBA All-Star Game rosters and starting lineups.
Expected to get the call for the Easterng conference:
- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
- LeBron James, Miami Heat
- Carmelo Anthony, New York Nicks
- Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
- Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
The Western Conference starters should look like this:
- Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers
- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
- Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
- Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
The NBA's Hang Time Blog recently dissected their list of snubs, conspicuously leaving out Bulls SF Luol Deng, who has had an All-Star worthy season, as well C Joakim Noah, who is expected to earn a bench spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.