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Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as the NBA’s All-Star Video game captains for the second straight season.
The two captains and the full ten-starter pool were announced on TNT’sNBA Suggestion-Offon Thursday prior to the Lakers’ nationally televised road video game in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets.
A handful of NBA MVP candidates highlighted the starter pool, which includes second-calendar year Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic and the NBA’s leading scorer in Rockets guard James Harden.
This is a glimpse at the captains and starter pool together with a few refreshers on the league’s All-Star format from the voting method to the draft.
Los Angeles Lakers G/F LeBron James
Milwaukee Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo
Dallas Mavericks G Luka Doncic
Houston Rockets G James Harden
Los Angeles Lakers F Anthony Davis
Los Angeles Clippers F Kawhi Leonard
Atlanta Hawks G Trae Younger
Boston Celtics G Kemba Walker
Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid
Toronto Raptors F Pascal Siakam
All-Star Match Structure
The NBA All-Star Activity swapped its aged Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference structure in 2018 for a pickup-fashion competition in which two captains decide on their teams from a pre-chosen pool of gamers.
Captain and Starter Choices
The top All-Star Recreation vote-getters in each meeting are immediately picked as captains. James and Golden Condition Warriors level guard Stephen Curry had been the inaugural captains in 2018.
The other starters are picked from 3 resources with the following concentrations of effects: supporter vote (fifty %), current players’ alternatives (twenty five percent) and basketball media representatives (twenty five percent).
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shared the voting success:
Over-all, the 10 starters should consist of two guards and three frontcourt gamers per conference.
The league’s thirty NBA head coaches are tasked with finding seven reserves from their respective conferences. People gamers should consist of two guards, a few frontcourt gamers and two wild-card picks from possibly position team. The coaches cannot vote for their possess gamers.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hand-picks any All-Star Recreation replacements and can also include exclusive additions, like Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade very last season, who have been chosen by the commissioner in their final seasons adhering to stellar professions.
The Draft Format
The total vote leader (James, in this situation) chooses first, and then the two captains alternate picks via the starter round.
Then the next-leading vote-getter (Antetokounmpo) kicks off the reserves spherical, which also functions an alternating selection system.
No limits exist on how numerous (or couple) gamers captains can select from a place team or conference.
The reserves will be declared on the Thursday, Jan. thirty, version ofNBA Tip-Off. The draft is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, also on TNT.
The game will consider position on Sunday, Feb. sixteen, in Chicago’s United Heart at eight p.m. ET on TNT.