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Team LeBron vs. Team Durant Draft: Players for NBA All-Star 2021 Game Rosters, Latest Odds

On Thursday night, the Team LeBron vs. Team Durant draft for the NBA All-Star Game 2021 was officially televised. It was a pre-recorded special, with top All-Star vote-getters LeBron James of the Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Nets each making their picks. The two team captains drafted back and forth from the available pool of starting and reserve players. Here’s which teams got which of the All-Star players for Sunday’s game.

Team LeBron vs. Team Durant All-Star Draft results

TNT presented Thursday night’s Team LeBron vs. Team Durant draft featuring an Inside the NBA panel of Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Dwyane Wade. Team captains Kevin Durant and LeBron James appeared live via satellite feeds. They received the most NBA All-Star votes for the Eastern and Western Conference.

Since KD is injured, he won’t be playing in the game and instead is replaced by the Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum. However, he still got to make selections for his squad for Sunday’s game.

The first pick went to Team LeBron and then alternated between the two captains. After LeBron made his fourth pick, the final two players went to KD by default. Durant had the first pick of the NBA All-Star reserve players. Below are the draft results in order of their first pick, second, and so forth.

Team LeBron Starters:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  2. Stephen Curry (Warriors)
  3. Luka Doncic (Mavs)
  4. Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)
  5. LeBron James (Lakers)

Team LeBron Reserves:

  • 1) Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)
  • 2) Ben Simmons (Sixers)
  • 3) Chris Paul (Suns)
  • 4) Jaylen Brown (Celtics)
  • 5) Paul George (Clippers)
  • 6) Domantas Sabonis (Pacers)
  • 7) Rudy Gobert (Jazz) – final pick by default

Team Durant Starters:

  1. Kyrie Irving (Nets)
  2. Joel Embiid (Sixers)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (Clippers)
  4. Bradley Beal (Wizards) – by default
  5. Jayson Tatum (Celtics) – by default

Team Durant Reserves: 

  • 1) James Harden (Nets)
  • 2) Devin Booker (Suns)
  • 3) Zion Williamson (Pelicans) 
  • 4) Zach LaVine (Bulls)
  • 5) Julius Randle (Knicks) 
  • 6) Nikola Vucevic (Magic)
  • 7) Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)

Of note, the league’s best team is the Utah Jazz, and they were the final two picks of the All-Star draft. When Charles Barkley joked it was slander towards the Jazz, LeBron mentioned it was due to nobody using the Jazz on video games growing up.

Latest All-Star Game odds & details

We currently await official odds for Team LeBron vs. Team Durant based on their rosters. However, there are odds available at BetUS for other parts of the 2021 All-Star Game and the upcoming weekend.

Latest Game Odds (via BetUS): Team LeBron -4, ML -160, O/U 314 pts

Below are the latest latest NBA odds for All-Star 2021 MVP:

  • LeBron James +500
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +550
  • Stephen Curry +750
  • Luka Doncic +750
  • Joel Embiid +900
  • Kyrie Irving +1400
  • Jayson Tatum +1600
  • Kawhi Leonard +1600
  • Bradley Beal +1600
  • Zion Williamson +1600

Typically, there is the All-Star Saturday Night featuring the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, and Skills Contest. That won’t happen that way this year, but here are the Skills Contest odds.

Skills Contest Odds:

  • Luka Doncic +200
  • Chris Paul +250
  • Domantas Sabonis +350
  • Robert Covington +350
  • Julius Randle +450
  • Nikola Vucevic +550

The Slam Dunk Contest is set to take place at halftime of this year’s All-Star Game. There are just three participants and unfortunately, no Zion Williamson.

Slam Dunk Contest Odds:

  • Cassius Stanley +125
  • Obi Toppin +150
  • Anfernee Simons +300

The All-Star Game itself featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Durant arrives on Sunday, March 7. TNT will provide the telecast and live stream, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Visit our NBA page to get more insights about the latest basketball odds.

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