The NBA has reached an agreement to broadcast the draft for the NBA All-Star Game.
According to the New York Times‘, Marc Stein and Kevin Draper reported that NBA has reached an agreement with the Players Association for the draft. Last year the NBA changed the format to a pickup style basketball game. Lebron James and Steph Curry drafted their teams without the conference ties.
The five starters will still be selected via fan voting (50 percent), media (25) and player voting (25) before the February showcase, with the coaches selecting the seven alternates from their conference.
Last January, KD made joked about finally being drafted number 1 overall. “Well, finally someone picked me number one. That feels pretty good” said Durant. Durant was drafted no.2 overall in the 2007 draft behind Greg Oden.
Last year NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke about a possible televised draft happening. “When we sat with the union and we came up with this format, we all agreed, let’s not turn something that’s 100 percent positive into a potential negative to any player,” Silver said. “But then … maybe we’re overly conservative because then we came out of there, and the players were, ‘We can take it. We’re All-Stars. Let’s have a draft.’ So it sounds like we’re going to have a televised draft next year.”