Complete 2023 NBA All Star Squad, Including Reserves
After announcing the core squad last week, the NBA has now announced the reserve team for the 2023 NBA All Star title. In this way, the squad for the event is complete.
According to the NBA’s official website, a total of 14 players are included in the 2023 All Star reserve squad, with seven from the Eastern Conference and the rest from the West. These players are a selection of 30 NBA clubs.
1. A number of big stars in the reserve squad
In the release of players issued by the NBA, there are several big stars included in this reserve squad. In the West Conference, there are names like Paul George, Damian Lillard, Ja Morant, and Lauri Markkanen, who entered.
Meanwhile, from the Eastern Conference, almost all of them are slick names, such as Jaylen Brown, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, Jrue Holiday, and Bam Adebayo. This is inseparable from the intense competition in the region.
2. Completing the core names
The presence of the players in the reserve squad, complements the core names that have been determined. From the Eastern Conference, there are Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Kyrie Irving, and Giannis Antetokounmpo who make up the core team.
Meanwhile, from the Western Conference, there are Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, Zion Williamson, and LeBron James who are in the first team. Antetokounmpo and James were lined up as captains.
3. The roster will be selected ahead of the match
According to the schedule, the 2023 NBA All Star event will be held in Salt Lake City, 19 February. Uniquely, there is a different format that is implemented in All Star this time.
Unlike previous years, in the 2023 NBA All Star event, the captains will select their players ahead of the match. Later, the players will join Team Giannis (Antetokounmpo) or Team LeBron (James).
Here is the full list of players for the 2023 NBA All Star title
Eastern Region Key Players :
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks, kapten)
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
Western Region Core Players :
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers, kapten)
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
Eastern Region Reserves :
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls)
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks)
Julius Randle (New York Knicks)
Western Region Reserves :
Paul George (LA Clippers)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz)
Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)
Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings)