2023 NBA All-Star Game roster: Full player roster, substitutions for injuries as LeBron and Giannis serve as captains

The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend is here. The celebrations began on Friday night with the Rising Stars Game and the Celebrity Game. The slam dunk contest and 3-point contest will be held on Saturday night and the 2023 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday night (February 19) in Salt Lake City. The league regular season marquee officially has its full roster of players. Superstars LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for the All-Star Game’s two teams drafted just before tip-off. MVP contenders like Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic are among the game’s starters, although big names like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will miss the game through injuries.

LeBron and Giannis will draft teams from two pools: eight other starters and then 14 reserves. The starters were chosen via a combination of fan, media and player voting, while the reserves were chosen by the coaches. Originally, a total of 12 players from the Eastern Conference and 12 players from the Western Conference were selected.

Here are the full 2023 NBA All-Star Games rosters, including injury substitutions.

2023 NBA All-Star Game Starter

  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (Captain)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Captain)
  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
  • Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Kyrie Irving, Dallas Mavericks
  • Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
  • Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (replacing Kevin Durant as starter)
  • Yes Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (replacing Stephen Curry as starter)
  • Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz (replacing Zion Williamson as starter)

2023 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

  • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
  • Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
  • DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
  • Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Julius Randle, New York Knicks
  • Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (injury substitute)
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (injury substitute)
  • De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (injury substitute)
  • Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
  • Domantas Sabonis, Kings of Sacramento

2023 NBA All-Stars out injured

These players will not be competing in Salt Lake City due to recent injuries.

Haliburton is the Eastern Conference’s only first pick, but there are a few other interesting nuggets in the field. Holiday, for example, is notable for having to wait a full decade between his first All-Star selection, which came in 2013 as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, and his second, which comes in 2023 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks (Holiday and Antetokounmpo) and Celtics (Tatum and Brown) are the only Eastern Conference teams to have produced multiple All-Stars this season. The Nets were also on that list before moving Durant and Irving ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline.

The Western Conference has a few more fresh faces. Jackson, Gilgeous-Alexander, Markkanen, Edwards and Fox will all play in their first All-Star game while Morant is in his second and Sabonis in his third. George and Lillard have both been here many times so there is a bit of experience in the conference to balance out the youth. The Grizzlies, Mavericks (thanks to the Irving trade), and Kings are all Western Conference teams with multiple All-Stars.

Injuries leading up to All-Star Weekend could force even more new faces into the mix. Injury substitutes will be named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

In previous seasons, the two captains (James and Antetokounmpo) selected from this pool of players well before the All-Star Game. This season’s customization will have them picking their own rosters on the day of the All-Star Game. We don’t yet know who each of them will pick, but at least we know which players they can choose from.

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