That NBA announced the substitute players for the All Star Game which will be held on February 19 in Utah. The choices were made by the 30 coaches of the league and they exist significant absencessuch as Harden, Leonard, Butler, Booker, Davis Young, LaVine, Kuzma and Siakam.
To her deputies East Joel Embiid (Sixers), DeMar DeRozan (Bulls), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), Bam Adebayo (Heat), Jrue Holiday (Bucks), Julius Randle (Knicks) and Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers) were selected.
In her reserves West there will be Ja Morad (Grizzlies), Domantas Sabonis (Kings), Cy Gijjus-Alexander (Thunder), Paul George (Clippers), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies).
The starting lineups, selected by the public (50%), players (25%) and media (25%), consist of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving (Nets) and Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers) and in the West by LeBron James (Lakers), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets), Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Zion Williamson (Pelicans) and Steph Curry (Warriors).
Zion Williamson is injured and if he does not play, then NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will choose his replacement. The All Star Game will be the first in the careers of Cy Giljus-Alexander and Lauri Markkanen.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James as team captains they will alternately choose their teammates shortly before the match-fest.
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