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2011 NBA All-Star Game: No Monta Ellis, No Sacramento Kings

The 2011 NBA All-Star reserves were announced an hour ago, and Monta Ellis of the Golden State Warriors wasn't among them. Ellis has had a fantastic season and would probably be All-Star worthy, but it would be hard to say that he deserved it over other guards like Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, and Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz, who were the official reserve selections. Ellis will probably only make it if one of those guards gets injured or declines to attend, including starters Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets.

In a complete non-surprise, no Sacramento Kings will be making the trip to Staples Center Sunday night (they'll be competing elsewhere though!). Although as Akis notes, Luther Head's omission is quite notable.

For reaction head over to Golden State of MInd (Warriors SB Nation site) and Sactown Royalty (Kings SB Nation site)