The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is quickly approaching.
After learning the names of the 10 players that will start in this year’s game, the focus shifts to the 14 players that will earn the honor as All-Star reserves, a group that is sure to feature notable names, including potential first-time All-Stars.
When will All-Star reserves be announced? Below, find information on when reserves will be announced, how voting works, as well as other notable aspects of the voting process.
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When are reserves for the NBA All-Star Game announced?
- Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
- TV channel: TNT
On Thursday, Feb. 2, the reserves for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be revealed during TNT’s NBA Tip-Off, which begins airing at 7 p.m. ET.
Unlike All-Star starters, which are selected by fans, active players and a panel of media members, All-Star reserves are selected by the NBA’s 30 head coaches. In the event of an injury, NBA commissioner Adam Silver will appoint an injury replacement.
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How NBA All-Star fan vote works
Voting for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game began on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and concluded on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Fans were able to vote via the NBA App or NBA.com with the ability to vote once daily. During the one-month span, there were multiple 3-for-1 days in which fans’ votes counted three times more than they would on a normal date.
Similar to previous years, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote for starters in the All-Star Game. The remaining 50 percent of the vote was split between current players and a media panel.
The leading vote-getter for each conference is named a captain and will select teams ahead of the All-Star Game.
2023 NBA All-Star Weekend key dates
- Fan voting opens: Dec. 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET
- Fan voting ends: Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET
- All-Star starters announced: Jan. 26
- All-Star reserves announced: Feb. 2
- Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest: Feb. 18
- All-Star Draft: Feb. 19
- All-Star Game: Feb. 19