NBA announces 14 reserves for playground-style All-Star Game

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo now know who will join them on the playground for what is the 2023 version of the NBA All-Star Game.

The league told 14 reserves — seven from each conference — who will join the earlier announced starters that will suit up for either Team James or Team Giannis on 19 Feb in Salt Lake City. 

The team captains will pick their rosters playground-style just before tipoff. The draft will start at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT/TBS) (6:00 am IST) and the captains can select any player.

The reserves from the Eastern Conference are Bam Adebayo, Jaylen Brown, DeMar DeRozan, Tyrese Haliburton, Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle, and Joel Embiid

The Western Conference reserves are Paul George, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Damian Lillard, Lauri Markkanen, Domantas Sabonis and Ja Morant, and Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The reserves were selected by the 30 NBA coaches, who voted for two guards, three frontcourt players, and two players at any position in their conference.

Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City will host the star game and Rising Stars game on Feb. 17, and the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk Contest on Feb. 18.

Swipe Up to check out more interesting web stories on NBA Basketball and Australian Open 2023.