With All Star reserves scheduled to be announced Thursday, Jazz center Al Jefferson knows his name may be a ways down the list. With players such as Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge having breakout years, and former All Stars Zach Randolph, David Lee and Tim Duncan deserving as well, there is unlikely to be room for Jefferson.
However, the ninth-year veteran said he hopes he is considered by Western Conference coaches when they vote.
"I think them guys probably deserve it a little bit more than me," Jefferson said, "because of the things they have done with their teams. But I think my name should be in the mix, too.