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Carmelo Anthony, CJ McCollum snubbed as reserves in 2021 NBA All-Star Game

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On Tuesday, the official NBA All-Star reserves list was released with just two weeks remaining before the game is set to take place.

Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, who was snubbed as an All-Star starter, was a shoe-in.

But he is the only member of the Trail Blazers to make the cut. 

Lillard's teammates, Carmelo Anthony and CJ McCollum, did not make the All-star reserve list, despite being in the top-10 in fan voting just last week.

Both Anthony and McCollum deserved to be reserved in the All-Star game this year if we look at the output both of them have put out.

Although McCollum has only played 13 games and has been sidelined dealing with a foot injury, he was averaging 26.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Trail Blazers. Had he stayed healthy, he surely would be a top-10 guard in the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, Anthony has been playing fairly at 36-years-old with the Blazers.

He is averaging 13.3 points per game, and has helped the Blazers maintain an 18-12 record so far.

It is happy to see Lillard being a part of the All-star game a reserve, but we all would have loved seeing Anything and McCollum join their teammate in Atlanta on March 7.