Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes to draft Steph Curry in Thursday’s 2019 All-Star Game draft. The Milwaukee Bucks superstar is one of the All-Star captains, and hopes to end up with the Golden State Warriors two-time MVP on his roster.
But that is dependent on LeBron James, who gets the first pick in the draft. If the Los Angeles Lakers star picks Curry, then we’ll get to see a pretty fun pairing of rivals - but if not, the Greek Freak will be ready to add the greatest shooter of all time.
Asked about the all-star draft, Giannis said he will probably take Steph Curry first if he can since Curry took him first last year. Wants to repay him in kind.— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) February 5, 2019
Last year’s All-Star Draft (the first of its kind, since the format changed for 2018) was not advertised, so we don’t know the order of the selections. But we now know the top two picks, as James opted for Kevin Durant, and then Curry selected Antetokounmpo.
Barring James selecting old teammate Kyrie Irving as a recruiting move, it seems likely that Durant and Curry will be the top picks this year, in one order or the other.
The All-Star draft takes place on Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. PT on TNT. The two captains will take turns making selections through three rounds, with James starting the first and third rounds, and Antetokounmpo starting the second round. Here are the players available.
Round One: Starters (8)
Round Two: Reserves (14)
Round Three: Legends (2)