NBA 2018 All-Star Roster Update
Jon Francisco | On 11, Feb 2018
On January 25, 2018, NBA revealed who captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry chose for the All-Star Game at 7pm/et on TNT. With the rosters set, Team LeBron and Team Stephen are ready to face each other in Los Angeles on February 18, 2018 at 8pm/et on TNT.
For LeBron’s starting lineup, he chose: guard Kyrie Irving (BOS), forwards Kevin Durant (GSW) and Anthony Davis (NOP), and center DeMarcus Cousins (NOP). For his reserves, LeBron chose: guards Bradley Beal (WSH), John Wall (WSH), Victor Oladipo (IND), and Russell Westbrook (OKC), and forwards/centers LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS), Kevin Love (CLE), and Kristaps Porzingis (NYK).
For Stephen’s starting lineup, he chose: guards James Harden (HOU) and DeMar Derozan (TOR), forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL), and center Joel Embiid (PHI). For his reserves, Stephen chose: guards Jimmy Butler (MIN), Damian Lillard (POR), Kyle Lowry (TOR), and Klay Thompson (GSW), forward Draymond Green (GSW), and centers Al Horford (BOS) and Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN).
Since the teams were selected, three All-Stars have been injured. All three players were selected by LeBron James to be part of his team. The three players are: starting center DeMarcus Cousins (NOP), forward reserve Kevin Love (CLE), and guard reserve John Wall (WSH).
Each player has been replaced by players who almost made the initial All-Star selection. DeMarcus Cousins has been replaced by guard/forward Paul George (OKC). John Wall has been replaced by center Andre Drummond (DET). Kevin Love has been replaced by guard Goran Dragic (MIA).
With the All-Star Game only a week away, Team LeBron is in need of adjustments if they want to defeat Team Stephen.