Nowitzki Selected To Play In 2019 All-Star Game As ‘Special Roster Addition’

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

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, celebrates with Wayne Ellington after Ellington scored a three-point basket during the second half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in NY. Nowitzki has yet to announce his plans following this season.

Wade, who is retiring after 16 seasons, will be an All-Star for the 13th time.

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Silver believes it was the right thing to do.

Silver paid tribute to both Wade and Nowitzki's contributions to the game.

It should be said that the door isn't completely shut for Bledsoe to join both Antetokounmpo and Middleton at this year's All-Star game because we've already seen from the unfortunate season-ending injury to Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo that Bledsoe could be selected as an injury replacement, a decision that comes down to National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

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Jokic is genuinely having an MVP caliber season and his all-star appearance is a true reflection of that.

According to, Nowitzki and Wade will be selected in a new third round of the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft, adding a 13th player to each active All-Star Game roster. "There's a lot of guys that get their first chance to be All-Stars, and if they deserve it then they deserve it and they should have those spots".

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Silver, in a statement released by the league, lauded what Nowitzki and Wade have meant to the game. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will select from the All-Star starters in the first round, reserves in the second round and pick from Wade and Nowitzki in a final round.

The 40-year-old German now comes off the bench for the Mavs and is averaging career lows of 4.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

Who knows what team he'll represent by then, but Anthony Davis will be in Charlotte as an NBA All-Star.

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