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Steph Curry Wants To Be A Captain, Durant Just Wants To Play

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The new results for the 2018 NBA All-Star game were released with Lebron James and Steph Curry leading all players. Steph has a slim lead over his fellow Warriors teammate Kevin Durant.  Curry currently is in second place with 1,369,658 votes and is right behind him with Durant 1,326,059.

Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation.  The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.

But the two former NBA MVPs have different thoughts on picking teams under the new format. Curry is excited and KD just wants to ball.

“Why not?” Curry said. “I’ll be the first to usher in the new system. I used to go to the playground all the time and you wanted to be the guy picking teams. That meant you were something on the court back in the day. It’ll be a cool vibe to see how it all shakes out and how unique you can make the lineups.”

Durant is a fan of the changeup but would like to avoid the politics of picking a team.

“I don’t want to do it,” Durant told The Athletic. “I’d rather somebody else do it. It’s cool to be an All-Star, but all the extra stuff … I just want to go play in the game. [The new format]’s cool, a different way, a creative way that’s good for the fans. But me, I’ll let somebody else pick the teams.”

Checkout the results below.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 18.

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Anthony Davis’ 32 Points Help To Rout The Rockets

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Anthony Davis said it was time to show he was the best player in the league. On Wednesday night, he looked the part in a dominating win over the Rockets 131-112.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Nikola Mirotic had a career night with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout. New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.

Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.

“I am just taking what the defense gives me,” said Davis. “It is only game one. It is a good win but we still got a lot of work to do.

“To come out with a win against a team like that after the season they had and coming off the season we had, we wanted to come out and set a tempo.”

On the other side, Eric Gordon scored a team-high 21 points. Chris Paul and PJ Tucker had 19 points each followed by James Harden with 18 points.

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Jayson Tatum Leads Celtics To Blow Out Win Against The 76ers

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Jason Tatum spent most of the summer putting in the work. It showed on opening night when he led the Celtics to 105-87 win over the 76ers.

The Celtics took the floor with Kyrie Irving and Gordan Hayward returning to the starting line up. But it was the second-year scoring machine Jayson Tatum who stole the show with a team-high 23 points. Hayward scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting, Marcus Morris had 16 points, and Terry Rozier added 11 points off the bench.

Kyrie Irving struggled with on 7 points on 2-of-14 shooting. Irving is still recovering from his knee surgery and showed on the court.

Jaylen Brown already has the dunk of the year. With a little under seven minutes left in the 4th quarter, Brown dunked on Joel Embiid with no mercy.

Ben Simmons dropped 19 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and Joel Embiid 23 points, 10 rebounds led the way for the Sixers.

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Rumor: Kawhi Leonard And Jimmy Butler Don’t Want To Join Lebron

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Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler will both be the top NBA free agents in the summer of 2019.

Both players have been linked to possible joining Lebron James and the Lakers in 2019. Now according to The Ringers Kevin O’Connor both players are not interested in wearing the Purple and Gold.

“There are whispers around the league that neither Jimmy Butler nor Kawhi Leonard wants to play with LeBron, and sources I’ve talked to would be shocked if Klay Thompson left Golden State,” wrote Conner.

Leonard has expressed the possibility of him resigning with the Raptors. Before he was traded to the Raptors, Leonard was rumored to want to join one of the LA teams.

“I want to play here,” Leonard said. “I came in with an open mind. I want to do great things … focus on this year. If you’re looking toward the future, you’re going to trip over the present.”

Butler on the other hand clear wants out of Minnesota. He wants to sign with a team that has enough cap space to sign another big named free agent.

If the Lakers can not add Butler or Leonard is would be a setback for the Lakers. The team has the cap space to add one more big named free agent to join James. Magic Johnson wanted to sign Paul George in the offseason but he decided to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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