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Kyrie Irving named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve

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Kyrie Irving will in fact be an All-Star this year.

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According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve. Irving, who was a starter in and the the MVP of the All-Star game last year, joins teammate and Eastern Conference starter LeBron James amongst the East's All-Stars.

This will be Irving's third All-Star game appearance. For the season, Irving is averaging 22.1 points and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 41.3 percent on 3-pointers.

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Hawks center Al Horford, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh and Heat guard Dwayne Wade were named the East's other reserves. The East will be coached by Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.

Wade, however, is currently out indefinitely and may be replaced by Hawks swingman Kyle Korver.