LOOK: 2018 NBA All-Star Game draft rules

NBA.com Global on Jan 19, 2018 10:34 AM
LOOK: 2018 NBA All-Star Game draft rules
FILE - CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shake hands before Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Here are the rules for team captains LeBron James (Eastern Conference) and Stephen Curry (West) to choose their rosters for the 2018 All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

* Starters (First Round): The remaining eight All-Star starters -- Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan and Joel Embiid from the East, and Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins from the West -- will be drafted, regardless of conference.  

* Reserves (Second Round): The fourteen players named as All-Star reserves, to be revealed on Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time), will be drafted, regardless of conference.

* James, as the overall vote leader, will pick first in the First Round. Curry will pick first in the Second Round. Picks will alternate until all players in that round have been selected.

* By the end of the draft, each captain will have a team of 12 — the captain himself and 11 teammates. Each team must have a minimum of three guards on its roster by the conclusion of the draft.

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