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Butler In, Gasol Out of All Star Game

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Jimmy Butler was named as a reserve to the All Star Game, marking the 2nd consecutive year he will be an All Star. Pau Gasol missed out.

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Congratudolences are in order for the Bulls. Congrats to Jimmy Butler for being named by the coaches to the All Star game in Toronto. Condolences for Pau Gasol for missing out this year:

It's not official yet, as the reserves are supposed to be announced on TNT, but NBA Twitter is running with this and it looks like it got leaked early.

Gasol's been to the All Star game 5 times already but he still would have liked to receive the honor again. Before the reserves were announced, he told KC

Gasol missed being named a starter by less than 400 votes, which is nuts when you think about it. Tough break for the big man.

The other reserves:

Eastern Conference: Paul Millsap, Chris Bosh, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas, Andre Drummond and DeMar DeRozan

Western Conference: Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, James Harden and LaMarcus Aldridge.