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January 24, 2015 Updates

Lowry, who averaged 17.8 points and 7.4 assists last season for Toronto, had plenty of help in the election process. For one, Casey said he would get in a fight if Lowry didn't earn a berth. "It's a good thing he made it because I am not a good fighter," Casey said laughing. HoopsHype

"If I would have had it before, I would have appreciated it but now 28-years-old and Year 9, it's a testament of being with a great team and great organization and great group of guys who I get along with," Lowry said. "So for me to represent them at this time is perfect." HoopsHype

Knight is averaging a team-leading 18.2 points, 5.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds while starting all 42 games. On Thursday night's all-star special on TNT, Charles Barkley had Knight on his list of all-star reserves. "I can't sit here and tell you I don't want to make it," Knight said of the NBA All-Star Game, scheduled for Feb. 15 in New York. "It's something I would love to be a part of. "It would mean a lot for me to be a part of that (the all-star weekend) and definitely to be a part of that in the city of Milwaukee, a city that gave me a chance to play my game. It would be really special for me." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

January 23, 2015 Updates

"Here's me and Stephen Curry reacting to the All Star game news today. Congrats to my guy for not only being voted in as a starter but also having the most votes in the NBA! Congratulations to Coach Kerr and his staff for earning the honor o coaching Stephen and the West on All Star Weekend. Big day for Dubnation!" - Harrison Barnes. Facebook.com

“It’s going in the right steps,” the 24-year-old Wall said in a telephone interview after the results were announced. “There’s still a lot more love and respect I can get. But like me and Coach [Randy Wittman] talked about last year, you only get to those situations, those places when you’re winning. So it’s a big honor for me and my teammates and coaches. I appreciate the fans a whole lot for voting me in as a starter.” Washington Post

Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant says a drastic drop-off in fan votes that cost him a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game won't serve as any extra motivation as he tries to lead Oklahoma City back into the playoff picture. "I don't need the All-Star vote to validate me as a player," Durant said Friday when asked about the perceived snub. "I'm always motivated. This is my eighth year in the league. I've been on All-Star teams before. I've done things in this league. I don't need that to validate me." ESPN.com

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