This year’s revised All-Star game format will not be the classic East vs West matchup we have had in years past. This year will feature one captain from each conference, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who will select a team from a pool consisting of the eight remaining starters and 14 reserves. The teams will be comprised of two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild-card players, regardless of conference.
Captain huh? Really Appreciate all the votes from the fans, media and players! Honored to be an All-Star. TGBTG! pic.twitter.com/rOpLsUx47T
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 18, 2018
Backcourt: Stephen Curry (Captain), GSW (27.7 PPG, 6.5 AST, 5.3 REB, 49.5% FG, 41.8% 3PT)
Backcourt: James Harden, HOU (32.3 PPG, 9.1 AST, 5.0 REB, 45% FG, 39% 3PT)
Frontcourt: Kevin Durant, GSW (26.2 PPG, 5.4 AST, 6.9 REB, 2.1 BLK, 51.1% FG, 40.4% 3PT)
Frontcourt: Anthony Davis, NOP (26.7 PPG, 10.5 REB, 2.1 BLK, 55.7% FG)
Frontcourt: DeMarcus Cousins, NOP (25.3 PPG, 12.7 REB, 5.1 AST, 1.6 BLK, 46.9 FG)
Backcourt: Kyrie Irving, BOS (24.1 PPG, 5.0 AST, 47.3 FG%, 39% 3PT)
Backcourt: Demar Derozen, TOR (25.2 PPG, 5.0 AST, 48.0 FG%)
Frontcourt: LeBron James (Captain), CLE (27.3 PPG, 8.8 AST, 8.0 REB, 55.7% FG, 37.6% 3PT)
Frontcourt: Giannis Antetokunmpo, MIL (28.2 PPG, 10.1 REB, 4.6 AST, 54.6% FG)
Frontcourt: Joel Embiid, PHI (23.8 PPG, 10.8 REB, 1.9 BLK, 48.6%FG)
The reserves, who are selected by the league’s head coaches, will be announced Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. PT on TNT and the complete rosters will then be unveiled Jan. 25 on TNT at 4 p.m. PT.
The 2018 All-Star Game will tip off in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. PT.