3 NBA Players Primed to Make Their First All-Star Game in 2019-20 Season

Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets - Game Five
Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets - Game Five

The league's most established stars will likely dominate the NBA news cycle for most of the season, but fans should keep their eyes out for young players who could make significant improvements to their game and potentially make their first All-Star team during the 2019-20 season.

With those players in mind, here are three players that could make their first NBA All-Star Game this coming season.

1. Luka Doncic, Point-Forward, Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic nearly made the All-Star team during his rookie season. He finished the year averaging 21.2 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists per game. If he sees improvement in his second season, mainly in his three-point percentage, Doncic could be representing Dallas as an All-Star.

2. Donovan Mitchell, Guard, Utah Jazz

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives against Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
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Donovan Mitchell has been in the NBA for two seasons, and averaged more than 20 points per game in both of them. His scoring average jumped from 20.5 points per game in 2017-18 as a rookie to 23.8 points per game in his second season. If he brings that scoring average up even more, Mitchell could get his first All-Star nod. Additionally, he will have a little less competition with Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson expected to be out until March.

3. Jayson Tatum, Forward, Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 06: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics dribbles against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Jayson Tatum had a disappointing 2018-19 season, but now that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are playing for different teams, the Celtics will be depending on Tatum for more offense this coming season. There is a good chance, with another year of experience under his belt, that Tatum will see an improvement over each of the last two seasons on both ends of the court. This increased opportunity and experience could lead to him having a spot on the All-Star team come February in Chicago.

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