Antetokounmpo Might Select Steph Curry in ASG Draft

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Milwaukee Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo is already thinking about a strategy for the upcoming All-Star Game Draft. Antetokounmpo, who was named the captain after getting the highest number of fan votes in Eastern Conference, recently told reporters that he might select Golden State Warriors’ guard Steph Curry with his first pick.

“I might pick Steph because he picked me first last year, so I have to return the favor,” – said Antetokounmpo on Monday night. “After that, I think it is going to be random.”

The 24-year-old also discussed several other aspects of his draft strategy, saying that he intends to make a list of all players he wants to be on his team before the draft. He added that he will put an emphasis on drafting his Bucks’ teammate Khris Middleton and players who are having their first All-Star appearance.

“I am going to try to make a team that is going to play hard,” – Antetokounmpo explained. “I think I am going to go with the young players.”

NBA All-Star Game will keep the format from the last year with two top fan votes getters in each conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo from East and Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James from West, being named captains and given an opportunity to draft their team from a pool of All-Star starters and reserves. This year’s draft will take place on n February 7th and will be broadcast live on television.