NBA: Predicting 5 break through players that will make their first All-Star team in 2023-24

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Predicting 5 players that are primed to make their NBA All-Star debut in 2023-24. 

After the LeBron James-Steph Curry rivalry dominated NBA headlines in the late 2010s, a new All-Star crew established themselves as the league’s top dogs. Until further notice, the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Jayson Tatum rule the NBA yard. It’s a safe bet that any combination of these marquee superstars will headline the NBA Finals as the 2020s roll along.

But, as always, there’s always another pack of wolves waiting in the wings. Even as Jokic and Embiid play a tense tug-of-war over the MVP trophy, several young players are poised to elevate their game in the upcoming 2023-2024 season. While none of these fresh faces has even a remote chance of challenging for MVP supremacy, they can nevertheless earn a stamp of validation through another annual tradition: the NBA All-Star Game.

The next slate of NBA All-Star players

While the game itself has no bearing on anyone’s win-loss record, being named to the All-Star roster is a prestigious stamp of approval from the NBA’s stakeholders. It’s a sign that a player’s career is headed in the right direction – and hey, that salary bump is definitely nice to have!

As the new season approaches, let’s look at five players who may very well come out on top in the fan vote or the coaches’ poll next February.