The NBA All-Star game has become so predictable that the league chose to make a major change this year.
But the 24-year-old missed out as San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge, Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green and Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns were all picked ahead of the New Zealander.
In just his third season in the NBA, Porzingis has officially put the finishing touches on the silencing of his draft-night skeptics.
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The Eastern Conference reserve pool includes three first-time All-Stars: Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards, Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks. James and Curry earned captaincy by being the most voted players in each conference.
The NBA changed the format this season from its traditional East vs.
The first four picks of each captain must come from the starters voted in, such as Durant, New Orleans Pelicans duo Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, Rockets' James Harden, Celtics' Kyrie Irving, Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo, Sixers' Joel Embiid, and Raptors' DeMar DeRozan.
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Adams wasn't selected for a starting berth but still could have been involved as one of seven reserve forwards for the Western Conference nominated by National Basketball Association head coaches. As of now, Curry and Durant are the only two Warriors who have been selected to play, as each were voted in as starters. Well, while we will not get a look at the picks of Steph Curry and LeBron James until All-Star Weekend, we do get a look at the starters.
The starters were selected by a combination of votes from fans (50 per cent), National Basketball Association players (25 per cent) and media members (25 per cent).
Here are the biggest All-Star snubs - in other words, the players most likely to tweet the thinking-face emoji within the next few hours.
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Westbrook, who is making his fourth straight All-Star appearance and seventh overall, has seen his scoring average dip from last year's triple-double effort with the offseason additions of (former) All-Stars Paul George and Camelo Anthony.