To no one's surprise, NBA coaches did not name any Orlando Magic players to the Eastern Conference All-Star team reserves. The official announcement won't happen until later this evening, but Yahoo! Sports just leaked the All-Star rosters, which you can read here. Barring an injury to a player already on the team, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, and Jameer Nelson will not appear in this year's game. Dwight Howard will start, as he's done in each of the last two games. Lewis and Nelson were surprise members of last year's team, perhaps boosted by Orlando's strong record to that point.
While their merited exclusion was expected, there were some surprises on the roster. Al Horford, and not Josh Smith, became the second Atlanta Hawk on this year's East squad. Centers David Lee and Brook Lopez will sit out to make room for point guard Derrick Rose. Out West, the L.A. Lakers' Pau Gasol got an invitation despite missing 17 games.