Beginning with the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the starters for both the Eastern and Western Conferences will not solely be determined by fan voting, the league announced Monday.
Fans will account for 50 percent of the votes, while NBA players and the media will account for 25 percent each.
— 2017 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) December 19, 2016
The starting lineups will maintain their positionless format of having two backcourt and three frontcourt spots.
Voting gets underway at 11 a.m. ET on Christmas Day before the scheduled slate of games.
The annual exhibition game will take place Feb. 19, 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.