National Basketball Association adds Wade, Nowitzki to All-Star player pool

Ben Simmons who is averaging 16.7 points and 9.5 rebounds will be playing in his first All Star Game

Ben Simmons who is averaging 16.7 points and 9.5 rebounds will be playing in his first All Star Game

It will mark Wade's 13th All-Star appearance in 16 National Basketball Association seasons, and his final one before he retires at the end of the season.

Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki were added to the list of 2019 All-Stars on Friday by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 10.8 assists through 42 games, well on his way to a third consecutive season with a triple-double average.

Who knows what team he'll represent by then, but Anthony Davis will be in Charlotte as an NBA All-Star. He was close to making it as an All-Star starter because he received the second-most fan votes among Eastern Conference guards behind only Boston's Kyrie Irving, but he finished sixth in both the player and media vote to fall just short. Thompson, Curry and Durant are the first Warriors trio to each earn All-Star selections in three consecutive seasons since Paul Arizin, Wilt Chamberlain and Tom Gola from 1960-62, while Thompson and Curry are the first Warriors duo ever named to five-straight contests. The eighth-year guard, who will make his fifth All-Star appearance, set an NBA-record with 14 three-point field goals in a win over Chicago on October 29, finishing with 52 points in 27 minutes. The team rosters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game will be revealed on TNT in a special NBA All-Star Draft Show on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. PT.

The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo were chosen as captains who will draft the teams on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Nowitzki was already going to have a big role in All-Star weekend, after agreeing to be an honorary coach in the Rising Stars game on Friday night and the skills competition as part of All-Star Saturday Night. The All-Star Game and a host of other related events will be in Charlotte Feb. 15-17.

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