Lauri Markkanen did not make it to the NBA All-Star Game

Finnish basketball star Lauri Markkanen did not make it to the NBA’s all-star game.

Lauri Markkanen is the brightest star of the Utah Jazz. PDO

Representing the Utah Jazz Lauri Markkanen did not make it to the NBA All-Star Game. The league announced the remaining players of the all-star match early on Friday Finnish time. Markkanen competed for the Western Conference substitute player position, of which seven were selected.

Instead of Markkanen, he was chosen for the bench Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Anthony Edwards, Stephen Curry, Paul George and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Selected from the Eastern Conference Jaylen Brown, Donovan Mitchell, Jalen Brunson, Bam Adebayo, Julius Randle, Tyrese Maxey and Paolo Banchero.

The remaining 14 players were selected by the head coaches of the NBA teams.

Opening lineups

The starting line-up for the star match was announced a week ago. The Western Conference team was selected for the opening LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

The place was claimed by the players of the teams of the Eastern Conference Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Tyrese Haliburton and Damian Lillard.

Last season, Markkanen was selected for the substitute bench in the all-star match. Eventually Zion Williamson was injured and Markkanen took the starting pitch.

The All-Star Game will be played in Indianapolis on February 18.