Report: Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade Named Special Additions to All-Star Game

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade have been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as special team roster additions for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. In honor of their extraordinary contributions as iconic NBA champions and beloved ambassadors and in recognition of their All-Star careers, Nowitzki […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Report: All-Star Game Reserves Announced

Anthony Davis (New Orleans), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio), Nikola Jokic (Denver), Damian Lillard (Portland), Klay Thompson (Golden State), Karl-Anthony Towns and Russell Westbrook are comprise the Western Conference list of reserves. Bradley Beal (Washington), Blake Griffin (Detroit), Kyle Lowry (Toronto), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia) and Nikola Vucevic (Orlando) are the […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Report: NBA to Televise All-Star Draft on February 7

The NBA announced today that the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft will be televised by TNT on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET.  The team rosters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game will be revealed during a special NBA All-Star Draft Show, which will be followed by an extended version of the TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pregame […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
NBA Daily: Analyzing First Returns Of All-Star Voting

This week, the NBA released the first returns for All-Star Game voting and, surprises aside, there are plenty of intriguing narratives to watch moving forward, writes Ben Nadeau.

Alan Draper  •  15 Oct 2021
Sources: NBA to Televise 2019 NBA All-Star Draft

The National Basketball Association and the N.B.A. Players Association have agreed to televise the playground-style draft in which two captains will select their squads for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., according to two people familiar with the plans. A firm date and specific format for the televised draft has not yet been finalized, […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Adam Silver Believes Next Year’s ASG Draft Will be Televised

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he was pleased with the new format for the league’s All-Star Game and believed that next year’s player draft would be televised. “I thought it was incredible. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of the players,” Silver told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne following a 148-145 win for Team LeBron […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
NBA All-Star Saturday Recap

Brian Slingluff recaps All-Star Saturday from Los Angeles.

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Sources: Aldridge, Horford Were Picked Last in All-Star Draft

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he wasn’t surprised to learn he was the last pick in the inaugural 2018 NBA All-Star Draft. “I’m not a flashy player,” the six-time All-Star said. “That’s OK.” Aldridge was the last player chosen by LeBron James’ team, and Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford was the […]

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021
Donovan Mitchell to Replace Aaron Gordon (Hip) in Dunk Contest

Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell will participate in the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend, replacing injured Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. Gordon withdrew with a hip injury on Monday. Mitchell told reporters on Monday that he received the news on Sunday night. Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

Basketball Insiders  •  15 Oct 2021