Joel Embiid, Ja Morant NBA All-Star Subs
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Memphis Grizzlies defender Ja Morant led the announced reserve team Thursday for the NBA All-Star Game.
Embiid, who barely missed the vote for the All-Star starters announced last week, was joined by Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, defender Milwaukee Bucks Jrue Holiday, Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and Indiana Pacers defend Tyrese Haliburton as a substitute from the Eastern Conference.
In the West, Morant was joined by Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen and Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr.
While starters get to vote, with fans taking 50% of the vote and players and media councils taking 25% of the vote.
The reserve team is selected by the head coach of the tournament.
Reserve groups consist of two backcourt and three frontcourt players from each conference along with two “wild card” picks that can come from any position.
The annual mid-season rollout will be held on February 19 in Salt Lake City.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo – the top vote recipients in the West and East, will be the captain of the All-Star teams.
They will be able to choose from all available players when they choose their team in the draft that will take place just before the match starts.
In previous versions since the game adopted a captain pick format, the draft was a virtual pick made before the All-Star weekend.
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