The best of the NBA Development League will get the honor of playing in the D-League All-Star Game in New Orleans with the Sioux Falls Skyforce big three chosen to take part.

Center Keith Benson, forward Okaro White and guard Briante Weber are among the 12 players selected from the Western Conference which will be coached by the staff from the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The game will be played on Saturday February 18.

Granted, there are certain criteria for players like White and Weber who are currently with NBA teams for them to be eligible to play in the game. Mainly, they must be on an active NBA D-League roster at the time of the game to participate.

For White that would mean an assignment from Miami to Sioux Falls for the game since the Florida State alum will be with Miami for the rest of the season. Weber’s current 10-day contract would expire on February 13. If another 10-day deal is offered, Weber would likely stay with the Golden State Warriors.

Conceivably, Weber could be back on the Sioux Falls roster and cleared to play in this game if no other NBA offer is on the table. All things being equal, sticking in the NBA would likely be much more appealing.

The 2017 NBA D-League All-Star teams are below.

Player (Team)                               Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Country
Anthony Brown (Erie)                  G 6-7 211 10/10/1992 Stanford/USA
Quinn Cook (Canton)                  G 6-2 179 3/23/1993 Duke/USA
Yogi Ferrell (Long Island)*           G 6-0 178 5/9/1993 Indiana/USA
Marcus Georges-Hunt (Maine)   F 6-6 220 3/28/1994 Georgia Tech/USA
Jalen Jones (Maine)                    F 6-7 220 5/27/1993 Texas A&M/USA
Shawn Long (Delaware)              C 6-9 248 1/29/1993 Louisiana-Lafayette/USA
Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids)* G 6-3 190 6/12/1991 Detroit/USA
Chris McCullough (Long Island)* F 6-9 199 2/5/1995 Syracuse/USA
Eric Moreland (Canton)                F 6-10 249 12/24/1991 Oregon State/USA
Abdel Nader (Maine)                    F 6-8 225 9/25/1993 Iowa State/Egypt
Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne)      F 6-7 235 9/6/1993 Kentucky/USA
Edy Tavares (Raptors 905)         C 7-2 260 3/22/1992 Cape Verde

Head Coach: Jerry Stackhouse (Raptors 905)
Assistant Coaches: Donnie Tyndall (Raptors 905), David Gale (Raptors 905), Nathaniel Mitchell (Raptors 905), John Corbacio (Raptors 905), Nicki Gross (Raptors 905)
Athletic Trainer: Giovanni Sardella (Raptors 905)

Player (Team)                               Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Country
Keith Benson (Sioux Falls)           C 6-11 235 8/13/1988 Oakland/USA
Vander Blue (Los Angeles)           G 6-4 200 7/17/1992 Marquette/USA
Dennis Clifford (Santa Cruz)         C 7-1 260 2/29/1992 Boston College/USA
Justin Harper (Los Angeles)         F 6-10 225 8/30/1989 Richmond/USA
Pierre Jackson (Texas)                G 5-11 176 8/29/1991 Baylor/USA
Cory Jefferson (Austin)                F 6-9 218 12/26/1990 Baylor/USA
Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City) C 7-0 255 9/22/1995 Kentucky/USA
Josh Magette (Los Angeles)        G 6-1 160 11/28/1989 Alabama-Huntsville/USA
Johnny O’Bryant III (N. Arizona)* F 6-9 257 6/1/1993 Louisiana State/USA
JaKarr Sampson (Iowa)               F 6-9 207 3/20/1993 St. John’s/USA
Briante Weber (Sioux Falls)*       G 6-2 165 12/29/1992 Va. Commonwealth/USA
Okaro White (Sioux Falls)*          F 6-8 215 8/13/1992 Florida State/USA

Head Coach: Coby Karl (Los Angeles)
Assistant Coaches: Paul Woolpert (Los Angeles), Brian Walsh (Los Angeles), Isaiah Fox (Los Angeles)
Athletic Trainer: Heather Mau (Los Angeles)

* - Indicates a player currently in the NBA

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