We know the starters and reserves. Now, it’s time for the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft.
Ahead of this year’s All-Star festivities, which will take place Sunday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the NBA will hold its fourth All-Star Draft with LeBron James and Kevin Durant serving as captains. Durant will not be available for the All-Star Game because he is recovering from a hamstring injury, but he will still be in charge of selecting his team.
So, how exactly does this thing work? Here are all the details you need to know before James and Durant make their picks.
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What time is the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft?
- Date: Thursday, March 4
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
The NBA All-Star Draft will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 4. The NBA All-Star Game will tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7.
How to watch, live stream 2021 NBA All-Star Draft
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: Watch TNT
The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft picks will be revealed live on TNT. The “NBA All-Star Draft Show” will precede the usual “NBA on TNT” shenanigans. You can also stream the broadcast via the Watch TNT app.
How does the NBA All-Star Draft work?
Each team will each have 12 players. James and Durant can draft their rosters regardless of conference affiliation.
Team LeBron has the No. 1 overall pick for the starter pool (first round), and Team Durant selects first for the reserve pool (second round). Team LeBron and Team Durant will alternate picks each round.
2021 NBA All-Star player pools
*Elevated to starter with Durant out
|Damian Lillard||Trail Blazers||West|
**Replacing Anthony Davis