The NBA All-Star will be held in Cleveland this weekend. It will start off on Friday with the renewed Rising Stars format and will wrap up on Sunday with the All-Star game between Team LeBron James and Team Kevin Durant. Let’s review all the players taking part in this event.
‘The King’ will play his 18th All-Star, the 5th consecutive as a team captain. The forward for the Lakers is having a good season but outcomes are not coming up from the team. He averages 29 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game, surprising numbers for his age of 37.
The ‘Giant Greek’ will play his 6th All-Star. The franchise player for the Milwaukee Bucks is one of the most complete players of the league and averages 29 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6 assists per game.
Stephen Curry couldn’t be left out of the All-Star. The point guard for the Golden State Warriors will play his 8th game of the stars in a season where he is averaging 25.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
The player for the Chicago Bulls is being one of the revelations of the season. This will be his 5th All-Star. He is leading his team with very outstanding numbers of 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
Current MVP of the league will join Team LeBron to play his 4th All-Star. ‘The Joker’ is averaging 25.8 points13.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists. A center that stands out in a league full of shooters.
Luka Doncic (1st appearance), Darius Garland (1st appearance), Chris Paul (12th appearance), Jimmy Butler (6th appearance), Donovan Mitchell (3rd appearance), Fred VanVleet (1st appearance) and Jarret Allen (1st appearance. He is substitutitng injured James Harden).
Team Kevin Durant*
*The player for the Brooklyn Nets will miss the game due to an injury but he is still the captain.
The center for the Philadelphia 76ers leads the race for the MVP in a season where he is averaging 29.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. The Cameroonian plays his 5th All-Star.
The young star for the Memphis Grizzlies will play his first All-Star and also as a starter. More than likely the first one of many other to come. Well-deserved, as he is averaging 26.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.
The player for the Boston Celtics was going to be on the bench, but he will end up being a starter, as he is substituting injured Kevin Durant. He averages 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists. This will be his 3rd appearance in the All-Star.
The point guard for the Atlanta Hawks will take part in his second All-Star game. He is having a very outstanding season and so numbers show that: 27.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game.
One of the surprises in this All-Star. Many of us did not expect him to be a starter in his first appearance. The player for the Golden State Warriors is averaging 17.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists, numbers that make the fans to doubt of the qualities from the Canadian to be a starter.
Devin Booker (3rd appearance), Karl-Anthony Towns (3rd appearance), Zach LaVine (2nd appearance), Dejounte Murray (1st appearance. He is substituting injured Draymond Green), Khris Middleton (3rd appearance), LaMelo Ball (1st appearance. He is covering the spot of bench player Jayson Tatum) and Rudy Gobert (3rd appearance).
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
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