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All-Star reserves: West picks

Is there room on the West's All-Star roster for Stephen Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook? Getty Images

The Western Conference's coaches should thank the voters for sparing them the most difficult decision they might have faced in picking this season's All-Star reserves, which will be announced Thursday. Because his track record is so much better than his performance this season, Dwight Howard is one of the trickiest All-Star cases in recent memory. But since fans voted the Los Angeles Lakers center into the starting lineup, West coaches won't have to determine whether Howard belongs.

They do have a handful of interesting choices, though. Based on a combination of this year's statistics and past performance, here's who would appear on my ballot. (Tom Haberstroh will pick East reserves tomorrow.)