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DeMarcus Cousins named an All-Star for 3rd straight year

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Boogie’s going to the Big Easy.

Kimani Okearah

The NBA officially announced their All-Star reserves for 2016-17 and for the third straight year, DeMarcus Cousins has been named an All-Star. Cousins will also represent Sacramento for the second year in the Skills Challenge.

Cousins is averaging a career-high 28 points a game (5th in the NBA), to go with 10.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks. He will be joined on the Western Conference All-Star team by Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Marc Gasol and Gordon Hayward.

The Eastern All-Star squad will be made up of LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Kevin Love, Kemba Walker, Paul Millsap, Paul George, Kyle Lowry and former Kings guard Isaiah Thomas.

Worthy contenders who did not make the team include Rudy Gobert, Damian Lillard, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Joel Embiid and Malachi Richardson.

The 2017 NBA All-Star game will take place on Feb. 19th at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.