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February 4, 2022
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Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Trae Young are named as the Eastern Conference starters for the All-Star Game. (2:32)
It’s almost time for the NBA’s midseason showcase. The 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend is set for Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland, and the starters and captains are now known.
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) again will be the captains of the two teams in this year’s All-Star Game set for Feb. 20. Both players earned the honors by finishing with more fan votes than anyone in their respective conferences.
The All-Star reserves, who will be selected by the coaches in both conferences, will be unveiled Thursday on TNT. James and Durant then will pick their respective teams, a format the league first instituted in 2018.
Continue to follow this page as we present the full rosters when they’re announced and count down the days until the league’s top talents show off their skills in Cleveland.
MORE: Pick the winners! Play ESPN’s All-Star Challenge

Eastern Conference starters
Coach: TBD
G | DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
G | Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
C | Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
F | Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
F | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Western Conference starters
Coach: Monty Williams and staff, Phoenix Suns
G | Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
G | Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
C | LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
F | Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
F | Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors
Clinton Yates, Israel Gutierrez and Joon Lee debate the age at which LeBron James won’t be able to dunk anymore.

The Rising Stars Challenge will feature the presence of G League Ignite players for the first time. Four top prospects playing for the Ignite join 12 players from both the 2020 and 2021 NBA draft classes in making up the 28 players who will participate in the annual showcase for its stars of tomorrow as part of All-Star Weekend.
The four teams will be coached by Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worthy, along with an assistant coach from the East and West coaching staffs selected to participate in the All-Star Game this season.
Rookies
Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers
Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings
Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic
Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
Sophomores
Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers
Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons
Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
G League Ignite
MarJon Beauchamp
Dyson Daniels
Jaden Hardy
Scoot Henderson

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton stops by to talk with Zach Lowe about the NBA’s All-Star rosters for this year’s game in Cleveland.

We asked our ESPN experts to break down the races for starting guards, plus three other big All-Star questions, including whether the All-Star lineups should include centers on the All-Star ballot.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
When: 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 18
TV: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN App
NBA Rising Stars Challenge
When: 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 18
TV: TNT
NBA All-Star Saturday Night
When: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 19
TV: TNT
NBA All-Star G League Next Gem Game
When: 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 20
TV: NBA TV
NBA All-Star Game
When: 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 20
TV: TNT
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