December 15, 2019 Atlanta: Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James pushes Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young out of the way as he prepares to grab a jump ball during the second half in a NBA basketball game on Sunday, December 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Lakers beat the Hawks 101-96, Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton/Curtis Compton

Trae Young will start for Team Giannis in All-Star game

The All-Star draft results are in, and Trae Young will start for Team Giannis, joining Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Toronto’s Pascal Siakam and Boston’s Kemba Walker in the All-Star game Feb. 16, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago.

They’ll face Team LeBron, which includes the Lakers’ Anthony Davis, the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Houston’s James Harden. 

Team captains Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and LeBron James of the Lakers took turns selecting players, with James selecting teammate Davis first. Young was selected eighth, the final slot of all the starters. Although captains were able to draft their team regardless of conference affiliation, Team Giannis’ starters are all from the East and Team LeBron’s starters are all from the West. 

Reserves on Team Giannis include Khris Middleton, Bam Adebayo, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram and Donovan Mitchell.

Reserves on Team LeBron include Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Domantas Sabonis.

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