[Link]The disappointment Nuggets guard Andre Miller and rookie forward Carmelo Anthony felt about not being named Western Conference all-star reserves Tuesday went deeper than being snubbed.
They took it as a slap to the Nuggets.
"At least one player from the Nuggets should have made it," Miller said. "We're eight games over .500. Guys are working hard, and you don't reward one player from this team? You reward guys that are doing OK, but haven't played half the season?"
Said Anthony: "They are supposed to pick at least one (Nugget)."
Miller was upset that conference coaches, who selected the reserves for the Feb. 15 game in Los Angeles, chose Seattle guard Ray Allen ahead of him. Allen has missed 25 games for a .500 team. He also questioned the selection of Utah forward Andrei Kirilenko, who has similar statistics to Anthony but also plays for a .500 team.
"We have a better record than both teams," Miller said. "Ray Allen is very talented and good, but he has played half the season."