Augustus was excited again to play with her teammates.
"To get to share in that experience with Maya, Whalen and Brunson, just kind of get to enjoy it, it's kind of a Los Lynx family reunion," she said.
Reeve will get all four of them on the court together at some point in the game. Brunson was announced as a starter replacing Griner.
FIRST TIMERS — Surprisingly, Candace Parker is playing in her first All-Star game.
She was selected to the team in 2011, but was unable to play because of a knee injury.
"It's really cool because I haven't been able to play because of injuries," the Los Angeles Sparks star said. "It will be a great time."
If you count Parker, eight players will be making their debuts in the game. Griner and Delle Donne would raise that total to 10 if they were healthy.
Another first-timer, Ivory Latta, is already making the most of her All-Star experience. She hit a half-court shot in practice Friday worth $100.
While there was some question whether Latta's foot was behind the line, the answer came when an ESPN producer showed Latta video footage that proved it.
"See, I told everyone," Latta said. "It just means that I'll have to buy everyone appetizers for dinner."
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