Kristaps Porzingis was named an All-Star for the first time in his career but he will only come off the bench. He lost the starting position to Sixers’ Joel Embiid who got more votes from coaches. KP was expecting that.
The other guys to come off the bench for the East are Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Bradley Beal (Wizards), John Wall (Wizards), Kevin Love (Cavaliers), Victor Oladipo (Pacers) and Al Horford (Celtics).
The starters – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), DeMarr DeRozan (Raptors), Joel Embiid (Sixers), Kyrie Irving (Celtics) & LeBron James (Cavaliers) as captain.
For the West side, the starting five is composed of DeMarcus Cousins (Pelicans), Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Kevin Durant (Warriors), James Harden (Rockets) and Stephen Curry (Warriors) as captain.
Off the bench will come Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves), Jimmy Butler (Timberwolves), LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs), Draymond Green (Warriors), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Damian Lillard (Trail-Blazers) and Russell Westbrook (Thunder).