OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The 2019 NBA All-Star starters have been revealed. Oklahoma City’s own Paul George has been named one of the five starters for the Western Conference. The game will take place on February 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina.
So far this year, George is having a career best in points (27), steals (2.3), rebounds, (7.9), free throw attempts, (6.5 — shooting 84 percent), made threes (3.4) and field goal attempts (20.4 — 44 percent from the floor, 39 percent from three with an effective field goal percentage of 54). He also leads the league in loose balls recovered and is second in deflections (3.8).
His plus-minus rating of +9.7 is the second best of his career. Oklahoma City has a 29-18 record, good enough for third in the West thanks in large part to George.
George joins team captain LeBron James, Steph Curry and former Thunder players James Harden and Kevin Durant.
The Eastern Conference All-Star starters are team captain Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid and Kemba Walker.
The reserves will be announced Thursday, January 31st. Each team coach will select the bench players. Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams are candidates for a reserve role.