DeMarcus Cousins isn’t happy about being left off the All-Star team, but he is pleased with one selection by coaches among Eastern Conference reserves.

That would be Cousins’ friend and teammate at Kentucky, John Wall.

Wall (Washington) and Cousins (Kings) were chosen first and fifth in the 2010 NBA draft.

It’s Wall’s first selection to the game.

“It’s well deserved,” Cousins said. “He’s having an incredible year. I think it’s a little past due, but that’s just my opinion. He’s doing a great job running (the Wizards) and playing some good basketball.”

Wall averages 20.3 points (tied for 17th in the NBA with the Kings’ Rudy Gay) and 8.6 assists (fourth). He had 12 points and four assists in Washington’s 93-84 win Sunday at Verizon Center.

Cousins hoped to replace injured Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference team, but Commissioner Adam Silver selected New Orleans forward Anthony Davis.

Davis was picked first in the 2012 draft out of Kentucky.