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Full list of picks from 2023 NBA All-Star Game draft

We’ve got pick-by-pick analysis for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game draft between Team LeBron and Team Giannis.

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers backs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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For the first time since the NBA All-Star Game went to a draft format, the selections will take place live right before the game. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will once again be a captain, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will be opposing him. James will have the first selection as the top vote-getter. The draft will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on TNT.

The two captains will first select from the reserves, and then draft the remaining starters. Here’s a look at the selections, along with analysis of each pick.

2023 NBA All-Star Game draft results

Team LeBron roster


Nikola Jokic - 21st overall pick - The two-time reigning MVP goes to Team LeBron in the ultimate coup for the King.

Luka Doncic - 19th overall pick - James is going to tell Doncic and Irving to go crazy here. It’s interesting that he’d let them build some chemistry in this showcase game.

Kyrie Irving - 17th overall pick - This was obviously going to happen, and it’s a bit shocking James even made him available to Giannis. Let the rumor mill go crazy again.

Joel Embiid - 15th overall pick - This is a huge surprise from James, but it adds some size to his roster and grabs the Sixers center.


Jaren Jackson Jr. - 14th overall pick - The Grizzlies power forward technically would’ve been the last pick of the whole draft if this was done in the right fashion.

De’Aaron Fox - 12th overall pick - This adds some much-needed speed to James’ squad. Fox is going to have some big moments tonight.

Julius Randle - 10th overall pick - James adds Randle, a point forward who provides some energy off the bench and will also try to make a statement after a rough 3-point contest Saturday.

Tyrese Haliburton - 8th overall pick - James finally adds a guard to his lineup.

Paul George - 6th overall pick - James takes his city rival who was almost his teammate twice. The loading up on wing players continue.

Jaylen Brown - 4th overall pick - James is loading up on wing players, taking the two-way star from Boston. We’ll see how much Brown plays given his face injury.

Anthony Edwards - 2nd overall pick - James taking a rising small forward who might be the future of the league is a great move.

Team Giannis roster


Lauri Markkanen - 22nd overall pick - Of course Markkanen was going to picked last with the starters but he’s been great this season and will be an important shooter for Team Giannis.

Donovan Mitchell - 20th overall pick - Mitchell has quietly been excellent for the Cavaliers this season, and he should put on a show for his former team’s fans.

Ja Morant - 18th overall pick - Antetokounmpo tried to grab Morant in his reserve draft but gets him here. A lot of guards for Team Giannis.

Jayson Tatum - 16th overall pick - This is a nice get for Antetokounmpo, as Tatum is playing some of his best basketball right now.


Domantas Sabonis - 13th overall pick - Team Giannis gets more size with Sabonis.

Bam Adebayo - 11th overall pick - Team Giannis gets a defensive star, but we’ll see how much Adebayo actually challenges at the rim tonight.

Pascal Siakam - 9th overall pick - Antetokounmpo had a rough experience guarding Siakam in the 2019 playoffs but he gets to be teammates with him here. Versatility continues to be a key metric for Team Giannis.

DeMar DeRozan - 7th overall pick - The Bulls guard was a contender for James’ first pick given the love the King has for him. Antekounmpo keeps going guards.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - 5th overall pick - Yet another guard for Team Giannis. There’s not much defense played in this contest so this could actually be a smart strategy for Antetokounmpo.

Jrue Holiday - 3rd overall pick - Antetokounmpo takes his boy. He’s got two strong guards on his side now.

Damian Lillard - 1st overall pick - It’s surprising that Antetokounmpo didn’t take his teammate Jrue Holiday first but Lillard is not a bad selection here.