The 2023 NBA All-Star Draft is set to take place on February 19 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time ever, the draft will take place on the same night as the game.
In previous years, the rosters were well known by the players heading into the game. Instead, the teams will be drafted during a live pregame segment on Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 PM EST.
The NBA has done a great job over the years of looking at new ways to create some suspense around the All-Star weekend. The league has tweaked some events during the All-Star weekend, hoping to get fans excited. This year, some NBA G League players will also be participating in the weekend festivities.
Majority of fans look towards Saturday's slate, which features the NBA's Slam Dunk and 3-Point Contest. However, it's always exciting to see the best players in the league going up against each other.
NBA All-Star Draft set to take place on the day of the game
This year's installment of the NBA All-Star Draft could become a fascinating development. Each year, the league looks for new ways to make the prestigious game more intriguing for players and fans.
The starters and captains for both the Eastern and Western Conference teams are set to be named on Thursday. The captains are normally responsible for drafting their teams. This year, that duty will come with some bigger ramifications as each roster will be selected just hours before tip-off.
The leading vote-getter from both the East and West is usually deemed as the "team captain." LA Lakers superstar LeBron James has often found himself as the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference and is in the lead again this year.
The Eastern Conference saw Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant in the lead at one point. However, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has the lead in the East now.
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