Early this morning news broke from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the New Orleans Pelicans would be making a trade with the Chicago Bulls for Nikola Mirotic. Mirotic has been in trade rumors for weeks. He reportedly was unhappy with the team. He even got into an altercation with Bobby Portis that left him with a facial fracture and a concussion.
The NBA All-Star game will use a new team format this season. Usually, the format is East V. West. In order to create more competition during the game, they have adopted a newer format. The top two most fan voted players are team captains, and they will draft their team. They must start with the other 8 starters as they draft teammates.