Griffin was one of 14 players announced as NBA reserves for the game slated for Feb. 17 in Charlotte. Griffin is averaging 26.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Pistons, and will be playing in his first All-Star game since 2015.
Eastern reserves who also made the team were Bradley Beal (Washington), Kyle Lowry (Toronto), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia) and Nikola Vucevic (Orlando). There will be an injury replacement for Oladipo.
Western reserves are Anthony Davis (New Orleans), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio), Nikola Jokic (Denver), Damian Lillard (Portland), Klay Thompson (Golden State), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City). There will likely be an injury replacement for Davis as well, I would imagine.
Previously announced starters, based on fan voting, were in the East: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Kyrie Irving (Boston), Kemba Walker (Charlotte), Kawhi Leonard (Toronto) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia).
The West’s top vote getters were: LeBron James (Los Angeles), Steph Curry (Golden State), James Harden (Houston), Kevin Duran (Golden State) and Paul George (Oklahoma City).
As the top vote getters for their respective conferences, Antetokounmpo and James will draft teams from the player pool regardless of conference. The player draft will be live on TNT at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7.