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NBA All-Star Game 2020: The Guessing Game: Which player should make the All-Star team?

Remove all preconceived biases and let the facts speak for themselves.

That's what we're aiming for with The Daily Guessing Game.

We provide the stats for Player A, Player B and in this case, Player C, and you pick which one is better. It's really that simple ... but with the caveat that you don't know the identities before voting.

Sometimes it will be incredibly similar players and a legitimately fair comparison. Sometimes it will be single years being compared and sometimes entire careers. Sometimes the sample sizes will be so ridiculous and disparate that it's beyond ludicrous. Sometimes it's entirely tongue in cheek and not to be taken too seriously.

This time, we're trying to decipher which of these players should make the 2020 All-Star team.

VOTE HERE FOR YOUR 2020 NBA ALL-STARS!

All three players are Western Conference guards and have a legitimate case to make the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, whether the stats line up or not.

But enough small talk...

Player A is on top, Player B is in the middle and Player C is on bottom.

Who should be a 2020 NBA All-Star?
Player A
Player B
Player C
Created with Poll Maker

Drumroll please...

So who are the secret identities?

Player A is Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.

Player B is Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.

Player C is Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray.

All stats provided above are courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com's invaluable Player Comparison Finder tool.

First, let me say that it isn't necessarily mutually exclusive that just one of these individuals make the All-Star team. More than one of these young stars could easily be selected to their first-ever All-Star Game.

And I know what you're thinking, that Booker and Mitchell have much stronger cases - and you're not wrong!

Booker is enjoying the most efficient season of his career and is the best player on a team that is in the playoff hunt, even if they have a sub-.500 record. Mitchell has been the motor for the Jazz this season and averages the most points and rebounds per game of the group.

But with the Nuggets owning the second-best record in the West, it's reasonable to believe they could get two All-Stars. If they do, Murray would be that second All-Star.

That's why it's not unreasonable to think that more than one of these guys could get the nod. While it's more probable that Mitchell or Booker get honoured first, don't count out the Kitchener, Ontario-native's chances!

The views expressed here do not represent those of the NBA or its clubs.

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