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All-Star 2019

NBA All-Star Game 2019: Every first-time All-Star since 2000

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Kyle Lowry, Steve Nash, Chris Paul (NBA Getty Images)

The history of the All-Star Game has always nurtured new talent that has began to have an impact on the league.

In fact, the 2019 edition will have five first-time players in the big game, which will take place on Feb. 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Who made the cut this year? And who were the first-time All-Stars in the 2000s?

2019 - 5 players

Ben Simmons

The Australian made history by becoming the first Aussie to earn a berth in the All-Star Game. The young Philly figure (22-years-old) is averaging 16.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.3 steals.

Nikola Jokic

A potential candidate for the MVP. The 23-year-old big man is the leader of the Nuggets who have taken the West by storm so far in 2018-19. He's averaged 20.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists throughout the season.

Khris Middleton

The wing from Milwaukee is one of the most undervalued players in the league, but he stands out as a part of the league-leading Bucks. The second oldest debutant on this list (27-years-old) averages 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals.

Nikola Vucevic

The "old" player of this years group of players stepping onto the big stage for the first time. The opportunity comes at 28 years and he has more than deserved it with averages of 20.5 points, 12 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.2 blocks.

D'Angelo Russell

Another young man on the list, replacing the injured Victor Oladipo and a key player in the Brooklyn Nets' explosion. At 22, he averages 20 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

2018 - 6 players

2017 - 4 players

2016 - 4 players

2015 - 6 players

2014 - 6 players

2013 - 7 players

2012 - 6 players

2011 - 3 players

2010 - 9 players

  • Kevin Durant
  • Al Horford
  • David Lee
  • Zach Randolph
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Derrick Rose
  • Deron Williams
  • Gerald Wallace
  • Chris Kaman

2009 - 4 players

  • Devin Harris
  • Mo Williams
  • Danny Granger
  • Jameer Nelson (did not play because of injury)

2008 - 3 players

2007 - 7 players

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Joe Johnson
  • Dwight Howard
  • Carlos Boozer (did not play due to injury)
  • Caron Butler
  • Josh Howard
  • Mehmet Okur

2006 - 5 players

  • Pau Gasol
  • Chris Bosh
  • Tony Parker
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Richard Hamilton

2005 - 7 players

2004 - 2 players

  • Sam Cassell
  • Andrei Kirilenko

2003 - 6 players

  • Yao Ming
  • Shawn Marion
  • Ben Wallace
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas
  • Brad Miller
  • Jamal Mashburn

2002 - 10 players

  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Steve Nash
  • Paul Pierce
  • Jermaine O'Neal
  • Elton Brand
  • Steve Francis
  • Peja Stojakovic
  • Wally Szczerbiak
  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim
  • Baron Davis

2001 - 7 players

  • Tracy McGrady
  • Stephon Marbury
  • Antonio Davis
  • Anthony Mason
  • Antonio McDyess
  • Vlade Divac
  • Theo Ratliff (did not play due to injury)

2000 - 9 players

  • Ray Allen
  • Allen Iverson
  • Rasheed Wallace
  • Vince Carter
  • Glenn Robinson
  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • Allan Houston
  • Michael Finley
  • Dale Davis

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