After years of noncompetitive All-Star Games — and a talent imbalance that has put the majority of the league’s best players in the Western Conference — the NBA announced Tuesday that the 2018 All-Star Game would have a new format. Gone is the East versus West of years past, replaced with a schoolyard-style pickup draft to fill out the rosters. The league hasn’t announced full details of how the draft will work (Will it be alternating pick or snake? Will there be any positional restrictions on the rosters?), but here’s the current info we have: The player pool itself will be chosen in the same way as before. Fans, media and players will vote to select five starters from each conference, then coaches will select the seven reserves from the East and West. This means there will still likely be some deserving stars from the West who get left off, while less accomplished players from the East make the roster. The top…

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