As usual in the NBA, around the end of early January the starters of the NBA All Star Game are announced, which this year will be held in Cleveland. In this way, it is very important to point out the format of the all-star game, which is quite new, although it has been like this for the last two or three seasons.
The captains of each conference, in this case Lebron James and Kevin Durant, will be able to select 4 of the 8 remaining players who start as starters, so that the usual east vs. west that always accompanied one of the great weekends is no longer followed. weeks in the NBA. In addition to the aforementioned Kevin Durant and Lebron James, the other starters are, for the Eastern Conference, Trae Young, Demar Derozan, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the west, accompanying Lebron James, Stephen Curry, Ja Morant, Nikola Jokic and Andrew Wiggins.
Very controversial has been the inclusion of the Golden State Warriors forward within the 10 chosen. His numbers are somewhat far from those of the great superstars of the championship and he has been benefited to be one of the starters by popular vote since he plays in one of the largest markets in the NBA such as San Francisco, the home of the Warriors, in addition to being one of the best known teams outside the borders of the United States. Within the substitutes, we start this time with the western conference, we find, representing the Phoenix Suns, currently the team with the best record in the NBA, Devin Booker and Chris Paul, as well as Draymond Green, Luka Doncic, Rudy Gobert , Donovan Mitchell and Karl Anthony Towns.
In the East, James Harden, Jason Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Fred Vanvleet, Khris Middleton, Zach Lavine and Darius Garland.
To conclude, on February 8 the final participants for the contests will be announced, on the 10th the Draft of the players who will play the all-star game and the All Star weekend will be between February 18 and 20 .