The league introduced the new All-Star format last season, which has the five starters from the Eastern and Western Conferences selected via fan voting and the leading vote-getters in each conference selecting the other 11 players on their respective teams.
Last season, the league switched the format of the All-Star game from East vs.
Why was the draft not televised in the first place?
While a firm date and specific format for the televised draft has not yet been confirmed, January 30 and 31 have emerged as two potential targets for TNT broadcast.
The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement to televise the NBA All-Star draft this year. It doesn't matter if you're first or last, you're 24 of the best in the world at that point in time.
This is the best news for basketball lovers everywhere, especially those who loved LeBron James and Steph Curry picking the teams. The only complaint that was well-publicized was the fact the draft itself was done via conference call and not televised. "It's All-Star Weekend", James told reporters before Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves when asked if broadcasting the captains' choices would be a good thing.
Added Curry: "Hopefully we're both the captains again and we can broadcast it to the world in real time". "But it all depends how much the captains are going to get into it, as far as their draft boards".