LaMelo Ball is currently one of the most promising young players in the NBA, but is he featuring in this season’s All-Star game?
An appearance in the NBA All-Star game can boost a young player’s confidence immensely and push them to the next level of exposure. Since the announcement of the names taking part in the upcoming 2023 All-Star game, many questions have been asked of the young prospects in the NBA and if they have been called up for the game – including that of LaMelo Ball.
The young point guard who plays for the Charlotte Hornets was named as a reserve last season, however, it seems that he has been snubbed this season. Ball ranks in the 83rd percentile in dunks and threes (estimated plus-minus) and is averaging 23.7 points, 8.1 assists and 4.1 threes. At a certain point, though, availability should mean something, and a factor that has certainly played against Ball’s selection is that he has played in fewer than half of his team’s games.
While Ball failed to make it into the starters and reserves list in the All-Star game this year, we will have a quick look at the players who did.
Who have been named as the starters and reserves for the All-Star game?
The starters for the 2023 NBA All-Star game have been listed as follows.
The starters for the Eastern Conference have been revealed and they are namely, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics). The reserves for the Eastern Conference are Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Julius Randle (New York Knicks) and Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers).
The starters for the Western Conference have also been revealed and they are namely, LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans). The reserves for the Western Conference are Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies), Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder), Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz), and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
The NBA All-Star game will be held at the Vivint Arena in Utah on February 19th, 2023.