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Julius Randle, Ben Simmons among Eastern Conference All-Star reserves [UPDATE]

The NBA revealed the reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Tuesday night. We go over the full roster.

Julius Randle of the New York Knicks dribbles against Jarred Vanderbilt of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Madison Square Garden on February 21, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7. Unlike past All-Star Weekends, this year the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest will all be held on Sunday as well. The Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest will be prior to the game, while the Dunk Contest will take place at halftime. The League has already announced starters for the Western and Eastern Conference and have named Captains for each team.

The NBA revealed the rest of the Eastern Conference roster for the 2021 All-Star Game on Tuesday, February 23rd. We already have five players on the roster who will start: Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. Durant has been named captain of the team. Here we’re going to go over the rest of the Eastern Conference roster and give some initial thoughts.

Eastern Conference All-Star Roster


G: Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
G: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
F: Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (captain)
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
C: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers


G: James Harden, Brooklyn Nets
G: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
G: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
G: Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
F: Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
F: Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
F: Julius Randle, New York Knicks
C: Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic