Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is content with the recent changes made to the NBA All-Star Game. He just would have preferred the league to have gone a bit further with its modifications to the format.
"I think it really would have been interesting if they would have picked 24 All-Stars total," Kerr said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "And not necessarily made it 12 from each side. If they really wanted to do it and get the 24 best players, maybe that would have been the way to go, but I respect the fact that the league is looking to alter the format, trying to make it better. I think it's good."
The NBA announced Tuesday that the 2018 All-Star Game would not feature the best of the Eastern and Western Conferences going head to head. While the voting process remains the same, with starters being chosen by a combination of fans, coaches, and media, and the reserves selected by coaches, the makeup of the rosters will be different.
The top vote-getter from both the East and West will be named captains. They'll then select their teams from the pool of remaining All-Stars.
The West has long been considered the deeper and more talented conference, and with the likes of Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Paul Millsap, and Carmelo Anthony now being added to the mix, narrowing down a team to just 12 guys will be quite difficult.
At least with Kerr's suggestion, the stacked West could have more representatives in Los Angeles on Feb. 18.