NBA All-Star Game

WNBA having captains draft teams under new All-Star format

The WNBA is finished with East vs. West in the All-Star game. The mid-season showcase will feature the 22 top players voted into the game, and captains will sort out the rosters from there.

Under the league's new format, two captains will draft teams from the players who voted as All-Stars, and for the first time there's no requirement that they're split evenly among conference lines. It's a similar format to what the NBA used this past season.

"Obviously watching the NBA go through it, it was kind of a unique twist that made it a little more fun and a little more competitive," said Sue Bird, who is tied with Tamika Catchings for most All-Star appearances at...