Ranking 10 NBA Players' Chances to Be First-Time All-Stars

From Trae Young to Luka Doncic, the Complex Sports squad ranked 10 NBA players who could be first-time NBA all-stars this season.

Luka Doncic Mavericks Wizards 2019
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Oct 23, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) reacts during the game against the Washington Wizards at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic Mavericks Wizards 2019

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.

10. Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine Bulls Hawks Preseason 2019

9. Mike Conley Jr.

Mike Conley Jr Jazz Preseason 2019

8. Devin Booker

Devin Booker Suns Intro 2019

7. De'Aaron Fox

De'Aaron Fox Kings

6. Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell Jazz Thunder 2019

5. CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum Blazers Magic 2017

4. Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris Sixers Preseason 2019

3. Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic Mavs Blezers 2018

2. Trae Young

Trae Young Hawks Pistons 2019 Detroit

1. Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam Raptors Wizards 2019

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