VanVleet was introduced Thursday as one of many reserves for the Jap Convention. The reserves are chosen by a coaches’ vote after fan votes plus a panel of consultants and media helped decide 5 starters for every convention.
The 27-year-old VanVleet has emerged from the shadow of Kyle Lowry to turn into a power in all points for the Raptors. Via 44 video games this season, he’s averaging career-highs in factors (21.5), assists (seven) and rebounds (4.7) whereas taking pictures 39 per cent from three. And he is doing it whereas main the league in time on courtroom, averaging 38.6 minutes per recreation.
VanVleet is simply the fourth undrafted participant to make an all-star group, becoming a member of John Starks (1994), Ben Wallace (2003-06) and Brad Miller (2003-04).
His Raptors teammate, Pascal Siakam, was not named to the roster Thursday.
The NBA All-Star Sport weekend is about for Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland. Beneath are the complete rosters introduced up to now:
Draymond Inexperienced (injured, will not play)