San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge said he wasn't surprised to learn he was the last pick in the inaugural 2018 NBA All-Star Draft. "I'm not a flashy player," the six-time All-Star said. "That's OK." Aldridge was the last player chosen by LeBron James' team, and Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford was the last pick by Stephen Curry's team, league sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes. "We're all All-Stars, so, at the end of the day, we should be thankful to be here," Aldridge told ESPN. "Picked first, picked last, it doesn't matter. We're all competitive, too. It won't be the easiest thing to be picked last, but at the end of the day, you're just happy to be here." Team LeBron held the first and final picks in the draft. Team Stephen acknowledged Friday to the youth at an NBA skills camp that Curry took Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo with the second overall pick. In a new format designed to generate more buzz leading up to the 2018 All-Star Game, last month James and Curry, the top two vote-getters, selected from the pool of 22 players chosen to play in this year's mid-February classic.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge was last pick of All-Star draft
ESPN | Feb 16