Basketball Wiretap

Anthony Edwards, De'Aaron Fox, Pascal Siakam Named All-Star Game Replacements

Feb 10, 2023 3:14 PM

Anthony Edwards, De'Aaron Fox and Pascal Siakam have been named as injury replacements for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.

The trio replace Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson.

All three players were starters and in their place will be Joel Embiid, Lauri Markkanen and Ja Morant.

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA All-Star

Zion Williamson Ruled Out Until After All-Star Break

Feb 8, 2023 3:01 PM

Zion Williamson has been ruled out of the final three games for the New Orleans Pelicans before the All-Star break as well as the All-Star Game itself.

Williamson will be reevaluated for his hamstring injury after the All-Star break.

Williamson was voted an All-Star starter for the first time. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are two other All-Star starters who will not play in the game. 

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Tags: Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA All-Star

Damian Lillard Commits To 3-Point Contest

Feb 4, 2023 3:19 PM

Damian Lillard will participate in the 3-point contest at All-Star Weekend, sources told Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.

Lillard is shooting 37% from 3 this season.

Lillard joins Buddy Hield in the shootout. 

Chris Haynes/Bleacher Report

Tags: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA All-Star

Buddy Hield Commits To 3-Point Contest

Feb 2, 2023 11:37 PM

Buddy Hield has committed to the 3-point contest at All-Star Weekend, sources told Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files.

Hield is shooting 42.5% from three this season. 

All-Star Weekend runs from February 17-19 in Salt Lake City.

Scott Agness/Fieldhouse Files

Tags: Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA All-Star

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyrese Haliburton Among 2023 NBA All-Star Reserves

Feb 2, 2023 7:29 PM

The NBA announced the All-Star Game Reserves.

Eastern Conference
Bam Adebayo
Jaylen Brown
DeMar DeRozan
Joel Embiid
Tyrese Haliburton
Jrue Holiday
Julius Randle

Western Conference
Paul George
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Damian Lillard
Lauri Markkanen
Ja Morant
Domantas Sabonis

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Michael Malone To Coach Team LeBron At All-Star Game

Feb 2, 2023 1:13 AM

Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets staff will coach Team LeBron at the All-Star Game following the Memphis Grizzlies' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

"I say it every year and I told our players this. There's some teams that are dying for the All-Star break and can't wait to go to Cancun.

"No, we are keeping our eyes on the prize and we have to make sure we play all the way to the break," said Malone.

Joe Mazzulla is set to coach Team Giannis at the February 19 matchup. 


Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA All-Star

Paolo Banchero, Scoot Henderson Headline 2023 Jordan Rising Stars

Jan 31, 2023 3:37 PM

The NBA announced today the 28 players who have earned spots to compete in the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 17 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City as part of NBA All-Star 2023.

NBA Rookies
Paolo Banchero
Jalen Duren
AJ Griffin
Jaden Ivey
Walker Kessler
Bennedict Mathurin
Keegan Murray
Andrew Nembhard
Jabari Smith Jr.
Jeremy Sochan
Jalen Williams

NBA Sophomores
Jose Alvarado
Scottie Barnes
Josh Giddey
Jalen Green
Quentin Grimes
Bones Hyland
Evan Mobley
Trey Murphy III
Aleperen Sengun
Franz Wagner

NBA G League Players
Side Cissoko
Scoot Henderson
Mojave King
Kenneth Lofton Jr.
Mac McClung
Leonard Miller
Scotty Pippen Jr.

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Tags: NBA, NBA All-Star

Joe Mazzulla To Coach Team Giannis At All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2023 11:54 PM

Joe Mazzulla and the Boston Celtics staff will coach Team Giannis at next month's All-Star Game, the league announced on Monday.

With the Sixers losing on Monday, the Celtics were guaranteed to have the best record in the Eastern Conference through Sunday.

Mazzulla becomes the third first-year head coach to coach the All-Star team during his first season on the job in the last 24 years. 

Tim Bontemps/ESPN

Tags: Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA All-Star

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Headlines 2023 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 26, 2023 9:23 PM

The 2023 NBA All-Star starters were announced on Thursday, headlined by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo as the team captains. James and Antetokounmpo will pick their respective teams shortly before the start of the game.

James is now tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most All-Star selections.

Eastern Conference starters

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)

Western Conference starters

  • LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
  • Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  • Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)

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Tags: NBA, NBA All-Star

All-Star Captains To Pick Roster Live Shortly Before Game

Jan 25, 2023 12:32 AM

The All-Star captains for this year will select their teams during a live segment shortly before the start of the All-Star Game. 

The captains, likely to be LeBron James and either Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant, and starters will be announced on Thursday.

This will be the sixth time in which the league has used a format where captains select their team, though rosters were selected days before in previous cases.

James is 5-0 in All-Stars games he has captained. 

This year's All-Star Game will take place in Salt Lake City. 


Tags: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA, NBA All-Star