The full roster of All-Stars for each conference was unveiled tonight on TNT, ahead of the NBA’s 2023 All-Star Game on Sunday, February 19. Below is the full roster breakdown for the Western Conference All-Stars, inclusive of starters and reserves.
Lakers F LeBron James (Captain)
Nuggets C Nikola Jokic
Pelicans F Zion Williamson
Warriors G Stephen Curry
Mavericks G Luka Doncic
Grizzlies G Ja Morant
Kings F Domantas Sabonis
Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Clippers F Paul George
Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard
Jazz F Lauri Markkanen
Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr.
The starters for the Western Conference are not too surprising, as the five-man lineup is filled with star power of consistent All-Star selections. The Kings will have an All-Star for the first time since 2017 with Sabonis being selected as a reserve. Noteworthy first-time selections include Gilgeous-Alexander, Markkanen, and Jackson Jr.
The Western Conference is notably crowded in the backcourt, so it’s not surprising to see the likes of Devin Booker and De’Aaron Fox as notable snubs for this year’s game. Many figured that Fox would be the Kings’ second All-Star selection this year, as he has helped lead Sacramento to third place in the current standings. The Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards, who is averaging 24.9 PPG this season, is also a notable snub in the backcourt.
While injuries have limited Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis’ playing time this season, they also feature the list of snubs for the West’s frontcourt selections.