PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 13: Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets in action during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 13, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nets defeated the Suns 110-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Deron Williams is among the seven Eastern Conference All-Star reserves announced by the NBA on Thursday night. It will be Williams' third (and third straight) All-Star appearance, and his first as a member of the East.
"I am very honored to be selected to this year’s All-Star game," Williams tweeted. "I would like to thank all of the coaches in the Eastern Conference."
He was the only player from a sub-.500 team selected to the East All-Stars.
Joining Williams on the list of East reserves is Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Joe Johnson, and Paul Pierce. The East starters are Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard.
The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb.26 and televised on TNT.
- Pierce, Nowitzki headline reserves for 2012 All-Star Game - NBA.com
- All-Star 2012 Rosters - NBA.com
- Deron Williams Named to 2012 All-Star Team - New Jersey Nets
- Dirk, Pierce All-Stars; runs end for KG, Duncan - Brian Mahoney - AP
- Emphasis on winning gone with Williams' All-Star selection? - Steve Aschburner - NBA.com
Nets’ Williams gets All-Star Nod - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Williams becomes Nets' 12th NBA All-Star - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Deron Williams, All-Star - Andy Vasquez - NJ Nets Nation
- Rapid Reaction: D-Will named All-Star - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- D-Will deserving of All-Star nod - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Nets NBA All-Star appearances (* = starter)
1982 - Buck Williams
1983 - Buck Williams
1984 - Otis Birdsong
1985 - M.R. Richardson
1986 - Buck Williams
1994 - Derrick Coleman*
1994 - Kenny Anderson*
1998 - Jayson Williams
2001 - Stephon Marbury
2002 - Jason Kidd*
2003 - Jason Kidd
2004 - Jason Kidd
2004 - Kenyon Martin
2005 - Vince Carter*
2006 - Vince Carter*
2007 - Jason Kidd
2007 - Vince Carter
2008 - Jason Kidd*
2009 - Devin Harris
2012 - Deron Williams