The NBA All-Star Voting has opened and with the All-Star break being just over a month away, there are many players that have solidified their spot as a starter, and some are pulling themselves away to stamp themselves as a starter.
While this season has been one of the impressive in terms of individuals scoring and remarkable moments, these players have set themselves above the pack.
Read more NBA Predictions for the rest of the season here.
Donovan Mitchell: The Cleveland Cavaliers hit a home run with the Donovan Mitchell trade this off season. Mitchell, is already a three time all-star, but has now jumped up to being an all-star starter. Mitchell has proven to be one of the best scorers in all of the NBA, coming off of a 71 point performance just weeks ago.
Jaylen Brown- It is a very close choice between Jaylen Brown, Trae Young, and Tyrese Haliburton for the final guard spot in the East. However, due to Brown’s jump up to being Jayson Tatum’s equal, as well as his elite rebound and two way skills, he just beats out Trae Young, who has similar points average to him. Brown is showcasing he is a player who can do anything and why the Celtics have arguably the best pairing in the NBA.
Jayson Tatum- The big debate going into the All-Star break will be if Boston Celtics forward Jason Tatum or Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant should be an All-Star starter. however, with the MCL injury that Durant just sustained, taking him out for at least a month, Tatum will have enough time to solidify himself as the All-Star starter that he has earned.
Giannis Antetokounmpo- Giannis Antetokounmpo is so great that he is almost being taken advantage of, due to how regular he has made it looked. However, Antetokounmpo has put the Milwaukee Bucks on his back with all the injuries they have sustained and has an undeniable stat line of 31.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 5.2 apg. Giannis has every right to be a top contender for the MVP once again.
Joel Embiid- Joel Embiid has been arguably the best player over the last 3 years, yet has been a back-to-back MVP runner up. Embiid is on another MVP candidacy season. And beat is averaging the second most points per game, with a 33.6 points per game, and 9.9 rebounds, nearly averaging a 30+ point triple double this season. After multiple 50 plus point games, when the Sixers center is at his peak, there is nobody better in the NBA.
Steph Curry: After coming off of an NBA Finals MVP performance, Steph Curry is having one of the best seasons of his career. The only setback that Curry has had, has been a couple of injuries, but when he is on the court, he is proving to be a top five player in the league, and if he continues this trajectory for the entire season, could end up as the NBA MVP.
Luka Doncic: The extremely talented Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is currently averaging the most points in the nba, with 34.2 points per game. Doncic has carried the Mavericks
Zion Williamson: Zion Williamson has been one of the most criticized players in League since he has been drafted, and had all of the expectations immediately placed on him. however, one thing that cannot be taken from him, is when he is able to be on the court, he is one of the best players in the NBA, and is currently fulfilling all of those expectations with this All-Star season.
LeBron James: There will likely be one Los Angeles Laker voted for the NBA All-Star starters. However, it will be a toss up between LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James has the edge, due to Davis being out with an injury. Not only is James having an incredible statistical season, but he is still the most popular player in the NBA, and will no doubt earn that starting bid.
Nikola Jokic: Nicola Jokic may do something that has not been done since Larry Bird in 1986, and that is win three straight NBA MVPs. Nicole Jokic is once again having an incredible season, averaging 25 points per game, 10.8 rpg per game, 9.7 apg. What Jokic is doing right now is truly historical.