DeMar DeRozan named 2023 NBA All-Star

DeRozan Garners Second Consecutive All-Star Selection and Sixth of Career 

The NBA announced tonight that Bulls guard/forward DeMar DeRozan has been selected as a reserve for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City on Feb. 19. DeRozan earned his sixth career NBA All-Star honors, including his second-straight with Chicago. He is the 15th player in franchise history with multiple All-Star selections while suiting up for the Bulls. 

DeRozan has averaged 26.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 36.2 minutes over 47 games (all starts) in 2022-23. He leads Chicago in both scoring and passing this season, while also posting shooting clips of .511 from the field and .886 from the free-throw line. DeRozan is currently on pace to join Michael Jordan as the only players in franchise history with at least 25.0 points per game, a .500 field-goal percentage and 1.0 steals per contest in a season. 

Now in his 14th NBA season, DeRozan is second in the NBA in clutch points (116) and fifth in total fourth-quarter points (329), while ranking 15th overall in the league in scoring average (26.3 ppg). He has 16 30-point games and four 40-point performances on the year, which is the 13th and ninth-most in the NBA, respectively. The former USC product is one of 12 NBA players to average minimums of 25.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 2022-23.

A Compton, Calif. native, DeRozan became the 50th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points and also played in his 1,000th career NBA game this season. He is a three-time All-NBA selection (Second Team in 2017-18 and 2021-22, Third Team in 2016-17) and holds career averages of 21.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 34.4 minutes through 1,004 NBA games (992 starts). 

The reserves for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game are selected by NBA head coaches. Each head coach voted for seven players in his conference: two guards, three frontcourt players and two additional players at any position. The head coaches are not permitted to vote for players from their own team. 

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Vivint Arena at 7:30 p.m. CT. The matchup between Team LeBron and Team Giannis will be preceded by the NBA All-Star Draft presented by Jordan Brand at 6:30 p.m. CT. TNT will televise both the 72nd NBA All-Star Game and the NBA All-Star Draft. The winner of the game will be the first team to reach (or surpass) the Final Target Score in the untimed fourth quarter.