Kristaps Porzingis, Karl-Anthony Towns among All-Star reserves

It is the third-year player's first All-Star selection.

Mahoney Anthony Davis. I'm not passing on a guy who scored a record 52 points previous year in his first All-Star start.

Of the list, several players are seeing their first All-Star game, including Oladipo, Porzingus, Beal, Embiid (starter), Lillard, & Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kevin Hart is set to return to the NBA All-Star weekend but this time he will serve as part of the entertainment. The midseason classic will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

The game format has changed this year: LeBron James and Stephen Curry will captain the two teams because they were the leading vote getters in fan, media and player balloting.

James has first pick in the All-Star Draft, which is being held Wednesday, the results of which will be revealed Thursday during a one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET.

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry will be able to stock his All-Star roster with plenty of Golden State teammates.

Mahoney Bradley Beal. Team LeBron is led by a 14-time All-Star, so who better to show first-timers Porzingis, Beal and Oladipo the ropes. Each captain will choose 11 players to complete a 12-man roster.

The 14 All-Star Game reserves will be drafted in the second round. Reserve players get their spots by being voted on by coaches.

Reynolds Joel Embiid. The only player left in the starter pool, and it's kind of insane to think someone that good is a default pick to this team.

National Basketball Association players and media members were not so fond of the Australian and ranked Simmons as their sixth choice. The West starter pool is Curry, DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Kevin Durant (Golden State) and James Harden (Houston Rockets).

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has seen his numbers dip this season but that was to be expected as he adjusted to a new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

  • Angelo Rivera