NBA All-Star Game 2020: Early Mock Draft for Team Giannis vs. Team LeBron

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James are busy competing for a championship, but they have another task. 

Draft preparation.

The reserves for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday’s episode of TNT’s NBA Tip-Off, meaning James and Antetokounmpo know the full list of players they will choose from during the draft Feb. 6.

As the NBA explained in its official release, James will have the first pick in the first round as the leading overall vote getter, and Antetokounmpo will have the first pick of the second round. The two All-Star captains will pick from the pool of the eight starters who were chosen by the fans, players and media members in the first round and the 14 reserves who were chosen by head coaches in the second round.

While there are five starters and seven reserves from each conference, James and Antetokounmpo can pick without regard to conference affiliation or position.

With that in mind, here is a look at the starters and reserve players for the Feb. 16 game, as well as a mock draft for the two captains.


All-Star Starters

Western Conference

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers 

James Harden, Houston Rockets

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers


Eastern Conference

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics 

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks


First-Round Mock Draft (Starters Only)

1. Team LeBron: Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

2. Team Giannis: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

3. Team LeBron: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

4. Team Giannis: James Harden, Houston Rockets

5. Team LeBron: Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics

6. Team Giannis: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

7. Team LeBron: Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

8. Team Giannis: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks


All-Star Reserves

Eastern Conference

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

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