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NBA Announces New All-Star Game Draft Format

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For the first time ever, the NBA All-Star game draft will take place as a live selection process directly before the 2023 event.

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The live pregame segment will air on TNT just before the All-Star game on Sunday, February 19.

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While the timing of the draft will change, the selection process that was introduced a few years back will remain the same. 

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The two team captains will select their teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in their respective conferences. 

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Take a look at the NBA's official announcement here:

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Team captains will be the All-Star starters from each conference who received the most fan votes. 

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Captains and starters will be announced on TNT later this week (Jan. 26). All-Star reserves will be announced next week (Feb. 2). 

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All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City will tipoff with the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge on Feb. 18.

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LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo currently lead the fan voting in their respective conferences.