NBA announces All-Star draft happening live before All-Star game
The NBA All-Star game is changing things up this year.
According to NBA.com, nobody, including the players in the game, will know the rosters until the night of the game.
For the first time, the NBA All-Star Draft will take place right before the game. The two team captains will draft the team rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.
The captains of the two teams will be from each conference who receives the most fan votes in their respective conferences. The starters and captains will be announced on TNT at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. NBA head coaches will select the reserves, who will be announced a week later on Feb. 2.
The @NBA and @TheNBPA announced today that TNT will air the 2023 NBA All-Star Draft as a new, live pregame segment at the 2023 #NBAAllStar Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm ET from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. pic.twitter.com/SuEw4mvfEE
— NBA (@NBA) January 25, 2023
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 19, in Salt Lake City. Fan voting ended Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.
Fans account for 50% of the total votes, with current players and media accounting for 25% each. One ballot consists of three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference.
Two players from the Sacramento Kings are in the running to make the roster. The last release of fan votes had center Domantas Sabonis and guard De’Aaron Fox listed within the top 10 in their conference positions.