Pick any Eastern Conference All-Star team

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

NBA All-Star Weekend is the best combined All-Star event in sports. The NFL loses all meaning without total effort, while hockey skims through ideas to be relevant. Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby is exceptional, but the game itself is a duel of pitchers.

Basketball has it all. They have the Rising Stars game to showcase up-and-coming talent. They have the 3 point shootout. The dunk contest. And of course, a top-flight, even more successful All-Star Game featuring the game’s biggest stars.

The best basketball players will show up at All-Star Weekend in Cleveland this year. Who will succeed in the Eastern Conference? How many cavs?

Each conference only sends 12 players to the All-Star Game, making it a truly exclusive group of the league’s best. The Cleveland Cavaliers can, for the first time since the departure of LeBron James, expect to be represented among these 12 slots, which is perfect timing given that the event will be hosted in Cleveland and the game will take place. will play at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

How many Cavs will make the cut? And who will be the best in the Eastern Conference this year? Let’s look at starters and reserves to determine the answer to these two questions.