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How players, coaches are reacting to All-Star format changes

For the first time, the NBA All-Star teams will be selected by captains rather than using the traditional East vs. West format, with each conference's top player in fan voting getting the honor to select its respective team.

Who will captain each All-Star squad? Who will they choose and who will they snub?

The 2018 All-Star Game is more than four months away, but the format changes announced this week are sparking conversation among players and coaches.

Stephen Curry thinks changes add to All-Star flavor
"I think it's great for the game to kind of spice it up a little bit, give the fans a little bit more interest in how the teams are going to unfold. It's great to follow how the 24-man rosters are voted on by the fans and the coaches but now there's another element of mixing the East and the West and giving different combinations of guys out there on the floor. So it should be a pretty cool vibe to test it out and see how it goes."

Draymond Green loves the idea
"I think the All-Star Game last year was pretty boring. So I think for the league office, Adam Silver, Michael Levine, and all those guys to take a look at that and say it's something else we need to do to bring some excitement to it, I think that's great. I think that definitely adds some excitement. Talking [about] the draft, all these different things, that's pretty unique, so I'm not sure how it turns out but I think it's a fantastic idea."

Steve Kerr wants to see more tweaks
"I think it really would have been interesting if they would have picked 24 All-Stars total, 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."

Kevin Love projects a LeBron James captaincy

Tyronn Lue likes the idea of 'something different'

Cavs' Richard Jefferson is not impressed

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