Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

National Basketball Association adds Wade, Nowitzki to All-Star player pool

National Basketball Association adds Wade, Nowitzki to All-Star player pool

It's Wade's 13th appearance as an NBA All-Star and comes in his final season as a player.

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He becomes the second player - after Chauncey Billups - to be named to at least five all-star teams after not being selected in his first eight seasons in the league.

The Oklahoma City Thunder centre missed out on being one of the seven reserve players added to the Western Conference team.

In the event that any player is unable to play in the All-Star Game, Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement player from the same conference as the player who is being replaced.

After news broke of Wade's selection, his close friend, current Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, took to Twitter to congratulate the 37-year-old.

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"If I'm choosing an All-Star, I'm not picking me", Wade said last week. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

Wade and Nowitzki will be selected in a new third round of the draft.

The reserves are now entered into the draft pool that James and Antetokounmpo will be picking from, after going through starters.

Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 10.8 assists through 42 games, well on his way to a third consecutive season with a triple-double average.

The addition of Wade means the Heat will be represented during All-Star Weekend. The participants for the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest will be announced Tuesday.

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