Wizards' John Wall and Bradley Beal named to 2018 NBA All-Star Game
The Wizards’ starting backcourt is going to the NBA All-Star Game.
The NBA announced Tuesday night that both John Wall and Bradley Beal have been selected to participate in the game.
Both Wall and Beal will be reserves in the game.
For Wall, 27, it will be his fifth straight appearance in the game; Beal, 24, will be making his first appearance.
Through Tuesday, Wall is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks.
Beal, one of the NBA’s best scorers, is averaging 23.6 points, 3.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks.
The Wizards are one of a handful of teams to have two or more players selected for the game. The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves are the other teams with two players. The Golden State Warriors have four.
The Wizards last had two players make the All-Star Game in 2008, when Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison made it.
The All-Star Game will have a new format this year between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference as captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry will choose the rosters from the selected pool of starters and reserves regardless of conference affiliation.
Overall, each team will have 12 players. Twelve players each were still selected from both the Eastern and Western conferences.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TNT will broadcast the game.
FULL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS:
G Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
G DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
F LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
F Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
G John Wall, Washington Wizards
G Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
G Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
G Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
F Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
F Al Horford, Boston Celtics
F Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
G Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
G James Harden, Houston Rockets
F Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
F Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
F DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans Pelicans
G Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
G Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
G Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves
G Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
F Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
F LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
F Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves