It’s October and for hoop heads around the world it's time to get hyped for a new NBA season. And after a wild free agency frenzy this past summer, the 2019-20 campaign has so many fresh storylines that it’s hard to follow. For instance…
Can James Harden and Russell Westbrook find a way to mesh together in Houston?
Are the Celtics better off with Kemba Walker running the point instead of Kyrie Irving?
Will it be the new-look Lakers or the new-look Clippers writing a Hollywood ending to their script?
While those are just some of the more intriguing narratives coming into 2019-20, it has become normal to see young stars emerge in the Association, with a select few receiving enough votes from fans, media members, players and coaches to garner their first All-Star Game selection. Guys like Victor Oladipo, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid, Goran Dragić, Bradley Beal, Ben Simmons, D'Angelo Russell, Nikola Vučević, Khris Middleton, and Nikola Jokić have each earned the honor of an All-Star nod over the past two seasons, solidifying their status with one standout performance after another.
With that in mind, we examined which NBA players have the best chance to make their first All-Star roster when the league’s best meet in Chi-town this February for the event’s 69th edition.