Joel Embiid, Ja Morant lead 2023 NBA All-Star reserves
The initial rosters for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game are set after the league announced the game's reserves on Thursday.
Joining the All-Star starters, already announced last week, are a collection of some of the league's biggest names and a few rising stars, starting with the player who just missed out on the initial wave. Here are the reserves, announced via a special on TNT.
Eastern Conference All-Star reserves
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers (sixth All-Star selection)
DeMar DeRozan, F, Chicago Bulls (sixth)
Jaylen Brown, G, Boston Celtics (second)
Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat (second)
Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks (second)
Julius Randle, F, New York Knicks (second)
Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers (first)
Western Conference All-Star reserves
Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies (second)
Domantas Sabonis, C, Sacramento Kings (third)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder (first)
Paul George, F, Los Angeles Clippers (eighth)
Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers (seventh)
Lauri Markkanen, C, Utah Jazz (first)
Jaren Jackson Jr., F, Memphis Grizzlies (first)
LeBron James, Zion Williamson, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic were previously named the starters from the Western Conference, while the Eastern Conference featured Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell.
While those players are separated by conference, they won't be when the time for the actual game arrives. This season, the NBA is having its All-Star captains, James and Antetokounmpo, pick the teams playground-style right before tipoff.
Additional players could be also be added if any All-Stars are injured and unable to play in the game.
The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 19 at Salt Lake City's Vivint Arena, with the player draft planned at 7:30 p.m. ET. The celebrity game and Rising Stars game are set for Feb. 17, while the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Feb. 18.