OAKLAND -- Warriors forward David Lee was left off a list of seven reserves selected Thursday to play for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans on Feb. 16.

Lee had been hoping to be an All-Star for the second consecutive season and third time overall. He has averaged 19 points and 9.8 rebounds this season.

Starters for the All-Star game were elected by fans. Reserves were selected by the league's coaches, who were required to select two guards, three frontcourt players and two other players regardless of position. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

Golden State Warriors’ David Lee (10) shoots over Phoenix Suns’ Miles Plumlee (22) during the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in
Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) shoots over Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) during the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) (JANE TYSKA)

For the Western Conference frontcourt reserves, the coaches selected LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland), Dwight Howard (Houston) and Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas). The guards were Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Tony Parker (San Antonio), James Harden (Houston) and Oakland native Damian Lillard (Portland).

"To tell you the truth, there's a lot of guys that deserve to be on the All-Star team," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "There's a lot of guys with great cases. We knew going in that people were going to be disappointed. The guys that were selected, very deserving. You move forward."

There remains a chance Lee could be chosen as an injury replacement by incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who takes over for retiring David Stern on Saturday. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who was elected to start for the West, has a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for three more weeks. Paul, who missed the game Thursday at Oracle Arena with a shoulder injury, would be able to play in New Orleans if he were medically cleared by then, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

Lee was initially snubbed in 2010 while with the New York Knicks before being named as an injury replacement.

The Warriors will be represented by guard Stephen Curry, who was voted in as a starter. Jackson had advocated for two Warriors to make the All-Star team since Golden State was playing well.

"When I said it, I believed we were," Jackson said. "Obviously as of late, we haven't played at the same level, so it's understandable."

The Eastern Conference reserves are frontcourt players Chris Bosh (Miami), Roy Hibbert (Indiana), Joakim Noah (Chicago) and Paul Millsap (Atlanta). The guards are Joe Johnson (Brooklyn), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto) and John Wall (Washington).