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NBA D-League Names 2015 All-Star Game Replacements; Who Got Snubbed?

The NBA D-League has announced its replacements for the 2015 (minor league) All-Star Game. Were the replacements on point? Who still got snubbed? Continue reading below.

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On Thursday, the D-League named four replacements for the players needing to bow out of the 2015 (minor league) All-Star Game, due to recent subsequent NBA call-ups, injuries, and/or personal reasons. Those selected to step in and fill the voids are as follows:

On the Western Conference Prospects roster, Vander Blue (Los Angeles) will replace Jordan Hamilton (Reno), Roscoe Smith (Los Angeles) replaces James Michael McAdoo (Golden State/Santa Cruz) and Talib Zanna (Oklahoma City) replaces JaMychal Green (Memphis/Austin). Diante Garrett (Iowa) replaces Lorenzo Brown (Minnesota/Grand Rapids) on the Eastern Conference Futures roster.

Brown, Green and McAdoo are ineligible to play in the game by way of their status with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, respectively. Hamilton will miss the contest due to personal reasons.

The full rosters now look like this:

WESTERN CONFERENCE PROSPECTS ALL-STAR ROSTER

Pos.                    Player (Team)                         Ht.              Wt.                 College                  Birthdate

C                         Jerrelle Benimon (Idaho)                        6-8              245                 Towson                  8/1/91

G                         Vander Blue (Los Angeles)                      6-5              200                 Marquette            7/17/92

G                         Jabari Brown (Los Angeles)                       6-5              215                 Missouri                 12/18/92

G                         Bryce Cotton (Austin)                       6-1              165                 Providence            8/11/92

G                         Semaj Christon (Oklahoma City)            6-3              190                 Xavier                    11/1/92

F                          Eric Griffin (Texas)                        6-8              190                 Campbell              5/26/90

F                          Quincy Miller (Reno)                         6-10            219                 Baylor                    11/18/92

F                         Roscoe Smith (Los Angeles)                    6-9              202                 UNLV                    5/1/91   

G                         Elliot Williams (Santa Cruz)                      6-5              183                 Memphis               6/20/89

F                         Talib Zanna (Oklahoma City)                6-9              230                 Pittsburgh            10/1/90

Head Coach: Nate Bjorkgren (Bakersfield)                 

Assistant Coaches: Dylan DeBusk (Bakersfield), Tim Lewis (Bakersfield), Tyler Marsh (Bakersfield)           

Athletic Trainers: Shaun Mirza (Bakersfield), Jonathan Mak (Bakersfield)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FUTURES ALL-STAR ROSTER

Pos.                    Player (Team)                         Ht.              Wt.                 College                  Birthdate

F                          Chris Babb (Maine)                        6-5              220                 Iowa State            2/14/90

F                          Khem Birch (Sioux Falls)                         6-9              220                 UNLV                    9/28/92

G                         Diante Garrett (Iowa)                         6-5              181                 Iowa State            11/3/88

G                         Seth Curry (Erie)                         6-1              180                 Duke                      8/23/90

G                         Andre Emmett (Fort Wayne)                    6-5              224                 Texas Tech           8/27/82

G                         Tim Frazier (Maine)                        6-1              170                 Penn State             11/1/90

C                         Arinze Onuaku (Canton)                       6-9              275                 Syracuse                7/13/87

C                         Willie Reed (Grand Rapids)                       6-9              220                 Saint Louis            5/16/90

F                          Adonis Thomas (Grand Rapids)               6-6              231                 Memphis               3/25/93

F                          Damien Wilkins (Iowa)                         6-6              225                 Georgia                  1/11/80

Head Coach: Scott Morrison (Maine)

Assistant Coaches: Seth Cooper (Maine), Nate Mitchell (Maine)

Athletic Trainer: Ryan Donovan (Maine)

Were the replacements on point? Were there still any omissions --- did any other talented minor leaguers get left out? Here's what some of our friends had to say:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hearing all the replacements, who was snubbed from D-League all star game? <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a></p>&mdash; Sea Dubs Central (@SeaDubsCentral) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral/status/565949816924930048">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a> mine would be Damion James and DJ Seeley...</p>&mdash; Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert/status/565950811369254913">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a> case can be made for D.J. Seeley.</p>&mdash; Gino Pilato (@GinoPilato) <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato/status/565951000364990464">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a> Kalin Lucas had he not fought a teammate.</p>&mdash; Gino Pilato (@GinoPilato) <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato/status/565951546039357441">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a> I agree. Love that Zanna got recognized.</p>&mdash; Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert/status/565954241663995904">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> I think the Mad Ants deserved two all-stars...would&#39;ve given Talton recognition by default.</p>&mdash; Keith Schlosser (@KeithBSchlosser) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser/status/565956129281560576">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral">@SeaDubsCentral</a> Other than that, I&#39;d agree with Gino re: Lucas.</p>&mdash; Keith Schlosser (@KeithBSchlosser) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser/status/565956288728027136">February 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/KeithBSchlosser">@KeithBSchlosser</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GinoPilato">@GinoPilato</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Reichert">@Chris_Reichert</a> Nope, Vander Blue was the big one for me. Talib Zanna is getting some love too.</p>&mdash; Sea Dubs Central (@SeaDubsCentral) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeaDubsCentral/status/566127284063436801">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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