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The Simulated NBA All-Star Draft: The Selections of Stephen Curry and LeBron James

The NBA has announced the 24 players that will be part of the All-Star Game this season. However, we still do not know how the teams will be formed. That mystery will be solved this Thursday, when the league announces the respective rosters, after captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry make their selections in a secret draft.
Despite the calls made by fans, coaches and even some players in order for the NBA to televise that draft (or at least publish the selection order), the league has not varied its position with respect to maintaining this draft of the Game of Stars under total privacy. However, that does not mean we can not have a little fun.
Using the same rules that James and Curry will follow in their draft, we have chosen our teams from the list of available players in order to simulate what could happen behind closed doors. For those who do not know the rules of the draft, here is a summary:
Being the most voted player among the holders, LeBron James will serve as captain and will have the first selection.
Stephen Curry, the most voted of the Western Conference, will be the other captain and will choose in second place.
The selections will alternate until the eight players voted as holders by the fans, media and players have been selected.
At the moment of selecting the substitutes, the order will be reversed. Curry will choose first, followed by James.
Captains do not need to cover position quotas when arming their rosters. Curry has joked that he will only select shipowners.
Since James and Curry were so busy playing games on Tuesday night, we asked our writers to take their places and make draft picks. Chris Forsberg assumes the role of Curry, while Kevin Arnovitz will be “James” and will make the first selection.

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