Teague, Millsap, Horford Named To All-Star Reserves

Jeff Siegel —  January 29, 2015

Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford have been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Teague, who will make his first All-Star appearance, is averaging a career-high in points, assists, rebounds, and steals through the first half of the season and ranks third amongst points guards in Win Shares per 48 Minutes, per Basketball Reference.

Millsap will make his second consecutive All-Star appearance after being voted in by the Eastern Conference coaches last year. Millsap leads the team in points and rebounds and has improved defensively this season, ranking third in the league in Defensive Win Shares, per Basketball Reference.

Horford has rebounded well from last season’s injury and will make his third All-Star appearance, along with the 2010 and 2011 All-Star Games. Horford is shooting 55% from the field on the season, including a league-leading (among forwards and centers) 49.8% from mid-range, per NBA Savant.

Speculation around the league was that the Hawks had an outside chance of getting four All-Stars once the coaches’ votes came in, but it seems that Kyle Korver will not make it this year, unless an injury forces one of the named players to pull out of the game.

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3 responses to Teague, Millsap, Horford Named To All-Star Reserves

  1. what makes someone an all star? Is it playing night in and night out giving 150 per cent on offense and defense and being a great team mate or is it a popularity contest. In the grand scheme of things I do not think that kyle korver needs someone to validate his play and his abilities. he does that on the court. but just for the record, mr korver, you are on my all star team.

    • The All-Star Game is absolutely a popularity contest. It’s great that the Hawks are getting this sort of recognition for what they’ve achieved as a team, but in the scheme of things it’s really the least-important individual award and doesn’t mean anything in the team’s goal of winning in the playoffs.

  2. Ty so much for the response. I understand it is the least important, but I just wish that for those people who work hard, play hard, and give the best they have to give that they should be recognized for their effort as well. I believe in the Hawks and believe in their future in the playoffs. Go Hawks