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The first 10 seats at the 2019-20 NBA All-Star table have been taken.
For the second straight season, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James will serve as All-Star captains for their respective conferences. Those and the other eight spots were revealed Thursday and decided by a combination of fan, player and media voting.
While the conference affiliation doesn’t affect the makeup of Team Giannis and Team LeBron—rosters that will be drafted live Feb. 6 on TNT—it did determine the starting player pool.
We’ll refresh those rosters and lay out the scheduling particulars, we’ll predict the top players who will be snubbed when the coaches select the 14 All-Star reserves.
2020 NBA All-Star Schedule Info
All-Star Reserves Revealed
When: Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET
All-Star Draft Show
When: Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. ET
When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: United Center in Chicago
2020 NBA All-Star Game Starters
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (captain)
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (captain)
Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers
Predicting Top All-Star Snubs
East: Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
Our crystal ball says coaches won’t grant the Celtics more than two All-Star spots. With Kemba Walker already occupying one, that leaves either Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown on the chopping block.
Their stat lines are remarkably similar, but Tatum is the more known commodity and carries