Joel Embiid and Ja Morant Lead 2023 NBA All-Star Reserves: See Who Made the Cut!

The National Basketball Association has announced the 14 reserves for the 2023 All-Star Game. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant were among those selected.

Embiid, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 30.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game this season. Morant, who was named Rookie of the Year last season, is averaging 24.7 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.

The other reserves selected include Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.

The reserves were selected by the NBA’s head coaches, who voted for seven players in the Eastern Conference and seven players in the Western Conference. The All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 20th, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This year’s All-Star Game will be the first since the NBA changed the format in 2019. Instead of the traditional East vs. West matchup, the game will feature two teams selected by the two All-Star captains. The captains will be the leading vote-getters in each conference.

The game will be broadcast on TNT and will feature a variety of special events, including the Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Contest. Fans can also expect to see a variety of new All-Star merchandise, including jerseys, hats, and t-shirts.

The reserves selected for the 2023 All-Star Game are sure to bring an exciting and competitive atmosphere to the game. It will be interesting to see how the teams fare when they face off in Atlanta.