Friday, December 9, 2022



All-Star Game 2022 Starters and Reserves – NBA



The starters and reserves for the 2022 All-Star Game to be played in Cleveland on February 20 have been announced. James and Durant will be captains and will have to choose between a series of players who are stars and sensations of the National Basketball Association.

By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) will be the captains of the two NBA All-Star teams that will be played on February 20 in Cleveland for the second consecutive time.

Durant is in doubt due to his knee injury and still has several weeks to recover, but he was, along with LeBron, one of the two most voted players.

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies, first All-Star pick), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors, first All-Star pick) are the other four starters. elected from the Western Conference.

Morant and Wiggins will have their first All-Star Game at the ages of 22 and 26, respectively, while Curry is going for his eighth, Jokic for his fourth and his majesty, LeBron James, for the exorbitant figure of 18 participations, being the most experienced duel.

In addition to Durant, who would reach 13 appearances, the other Eastern Conference picks are DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls), Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers).

The names of the ten starters come from a calculation that takes into account the online vote of NBA fans (50% of the total), the league’s player choices (25%) and the opinions of the media. communication (25%).

The next step was the election of the fourteen reserves, who were chosen by the 30 NBA coaches and who were announced on February 3.

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) ) were the chosen ones of the West.

Luka Doncic will finally participate in the All Star Game and joined Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis as the only players in history to go to the All-Star Game three times with only 22 years.

Draymond Green has announced that he will not play due to back and calf problems, so Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, will choose his replacement: Anthony Davis and Deandre Ayton could have their gateway to the Cleveland duel .

Those from the East are Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat), Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers), James Harden (Brooklyn Nets), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors).

The big news in the Eastern Conference is the inclusion of Darius Garland and something expected: he plays for the Cavaliers and the event is in Cleveland.

Regardless, the second-year point guard is one of the biggest draws of the season and his selection is full credit to the Cavs’ strong year.

Traditionally, the All-Star played the best players in the Western Conference against the best in the Eastern Conference.

However, the NBA changed the format of this meeting in 2018 to give it one more point of competitiveness and emotion.

The two captains will meet on February 10 for the All-Star Game draft, a process in which -in turns and as it was when they were children- they will choose the members of their team regardless of the conference in which they play.

The only rule in the draft selection is that they first have to choose from the eight starting players before they start selecting from the reserves.




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