NBA: Curry to pick Dubs teammates if picked as All Star game captain
The 2018 NBA All Star game will feature some drastic changes this year, particularly with the abolition of the Eastern versus Western Conference format, in favor of two captains picking teams.
With the top two vote-getters getting the power to choose its pool of players, fan-favorite Stephen Curry shared who he will pick, if the honor goes to him.
“Probably one of my teammates,” the two-time league MVP told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. “Until you run out of those options, then you gotta figure it out.”
With the Golden State Warriors’ roster filled to the brim with talented players, Curry will have plenty to choose from, with the likes of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all expected to be a part of the festivities.
“If I’m the one picking, no. It’s fun. It’s a different type of setup and a different look, especially on the court,” he explained. “And you mix up the conferences and the different lineups you can get out there.”
But if the “baby-faced assassin” won’t be able to pick some of his guys, he certainly knows the wide array of talent available—especially with the exciting new format.
“There’s been All-Stars for years, and the past six years probably certain lineups and notable guys that have been playing together in the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, and now you can switch it up a little bit,” he said.
“From a fan standpoint, I know that should be a huge storyline just to see who’s playing with who and even like what they name the teams, the jerseys, the whole setup is going to be a different look, so it’s going to be fun.”
The 2018 NBA All Star weekend will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 18. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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