Towns, Porzingis among NBA All-Star reserves

Even though LeBron James gets the first pick, Stephen Curry will still have plenty of Warriors teammates to choose from when he drafts his NBA All-Star squad.

That’s because two more Golden State stars were voted in as part of the All-Star reserves announced Tuesday night. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson join starters Curry and Kevin Durant.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, and the Washington Wizards, with John Wall and Bradley Beal, also had two players each picked as reserves.

Joining Towns in his first All-Star Game will be New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis.

Other players selected as reserves in voting by NBA head coaches include reigning MVP Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City, Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Boston’s Al Horford, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Portland’s Damian Lillard.

With the selection of Green and Thompson, the Warriors became the first team to have a record-tying four All-Stars in consecutive years.

The reserves join the All-Star starters announced last week. Besides James, Curry and Durant, that group includes Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, James Harden, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

James and Curry earned the most votes for their respective conferences and will be picking teams via conference call Thursday for the Feb. 18 game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

When selecting their teams, James and Curry must make their first four picks from the pool of remaining starters and then will select from the pool of reserves. James will get the first pick of the starters since he finished with the highest overall vote total, while Curry will pick first of the reserves.