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NBA All-Star Draft 2021 time, TV channel & rosters for Team LeBron vs. Team Durant selection show

NBA All-Star Draft 2021 time, TV channel & rosters for Team LeBron vs. Team Durant selection show

We know the starters and reserves. Now, it’s time for the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft.

Ahead of this year’s All-Star festivities, which will take place Sunday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the NBA will hold its fourth All-Star Draft with LeBron James and Kevin Durant serving as captains. Durant will not be available for the All-Star Game because he is recovering from a hamstring injury, but he will still be in charge of selecting his team.

So, how exactly does this thing work? Here are all the details you need to know before James and Durant make their picks.

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What time is the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft?

  • Date: Thursday, March 4
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The NBA All-Star Draft will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 4. The NBA All-Star Game will tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7.

How to watch, live stream 2021 NBA All-Star Draft

  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Watch TNT

The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft picks will be revealed live on TNT. The “NBA All-Star Draft Show” will precede the usual “NBA on TNT” shenanigans. You can also stream the broadcast via the Watch TNT app.

How does the NBA All-Star Draft work?

Each team will each have 12 players. James and Durant can draft their rosters regardless of conference affiliation. 

Team LeBron has the No. 1 overall pick for the starter pool (first round), and Team Durant selects first for the reserve pool (second round). Team LeBron and Team Durant will alternate picks each round.

2021 NBA All-Star player pools

Starter pool

Name Team Conference
Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks East
Bradley Beal Wizards East
Joel Embiid 76ers East
Kyrie Irving Nets East
Jayson Tatum* Celtics East
Stephen Curry Warriors West
Luka Doncic Mavericks West
Nikola Jokic Nuggets West
Kawhi Leonard Clippers West

*Elevated to starter with Durant out

Reserve pool

Name Team Conference
Jaylen Brown Celtics East
James Harden Nets East
Zach LaVine Bulls East
Julius Randle Knicks East
Domantas Sabonis* Pacers East
Ben Simmons 76ers East
Jayson Tatum Celtics East
Nikola Vucevic Magic East
Devin Booker** Suns West
Paul George Clippers West
Rudy Gobert Jazz West
Damian Lillard Trail Blazers West
Donovan Mitchell Jazz West
Chris Paul Suns West
Zion Williamson Pelicans West

*Replacing Durant
**Replacing Anthony Davis

Watch last year’s NBA All-Star Draft

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Erin Clark

Erin is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional football matches. She is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. She currently caters her skills for the sports and health section of Report Door.

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