“I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said NBPA President Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets in a statement. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.”
The process for selecting the 24 all-stars remains the same, with 12 players from each conference earning spots. The 10 starters – two guards and three frontcourt players per conference – will continue to be chosen by a combination of fans (50 percent of the vote), current players (25 percent) and basketball media (25 percent). The head coaches will still select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences.