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NBA All-Star Game 2020: Every first-time All-Star since 2000

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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 2020 edition will have 10 first-time players in the big game, which will take place on Feb. 18 in Chicago, Illinois - the most first-time All-Stars since 2002.

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

2020 - 10 players

Trae Young

The Hawks point guard has quickly become one of the league's most devastating offensive forces, with his limitless range from beyond the arc. Young is averaging 29.7 points and 9.1 assists per game, on 37 percent shooting from three.

Luka Doncic

The 20-year-old came close to making the All--Star game last season, but this year there's no doubt he's taken his game to another level, leading the NBA in triple-doubles this season (12).

Pascal Siakam

Siakam has upped his production every year he's been in the league and is now the leading man on a Raptors squad looking to go back-to-back. Replacing Kawhi Leonard is no easy task, but Siakam's rise has made the transition a seamless one for Toronto. He's averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.

Donovan Mitchell

This season Mitchell has emerged as a superstar for the Jazz and their go-to guy in big games. Mitchell is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds and assists and sits second in the NBA in clutch scoring, trailing only Chris Paul.

Rudy Gobert

Right there with Mitchell is Gobert, who is central to the Jazz's success with his monster defensive presence. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year is second in the league in double-doubles with 41 (PTS/REB).

Jayson Tatum

The 21-year-old has been both consistent and efficient for the Celtics this season, averaging 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game on 44.4 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from three.

Brandon Ingram

Ingram has embraced his new role as the Pelicans' offensive focal point this season, averaging 24.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, all career-highs.

Bam Adebayo

Starting every game this season for the Heat, Adebayo is quickly developing into one of the league's most versatile big men, averaging 16 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game, recording three triple-doubles so far.

Domantas Sabonis

The Pacers are again making noise in the Eastern Conference, with Sabonis' consistency a big reason why. The 23-year-old is averaging 18.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game.

Devin Booker

Booker comes is an injury replacement for Damian Lillard. The 23-year-old is averaging 26.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds, shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three this season.

2019 - 5 debutants

  • Ben Simmons
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Khris Middleton
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • D'Angelo Russell

2018 - 6 debutants

  • Joel Embiid
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Goran Dragic
  • Bradley Beal
  • Kristaps Porzingis (did not play due to injury)

2017 - 4 debutants

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Gordon Hayward
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • Kemba Walker

2016 - 4 debutants

  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Draymond Green
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Andre Drummond

2015 - 6 debutants

  • Klay Thompson
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Kyle Korver
  • Jeff Teague

2014 - 6 debutants

  • Anthony Davis
  • Stephen Curry
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • John Wall
  • Paul Millsap
  • Damian Lillard

2013 - 7 debutants

  • James Harden
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Paul George
  • Joakim Noah
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Jrue Holiday
  • Brook Lopez

2012 - 6 debutants

  • Marc Gasol
  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Roy Hibbert
  • Luol Deng
  • Andrew Bynum
  • Andre Iguodala

2011 - 3 debutants

  • Russell Westbrook
  • Kevin Love
  • Blake Griffin

2010 - 9 debutants

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

2009 - 4 debutants

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

2008 - 3 debutants

  • Chris Paul
  • Brandon Roy
  • David West

2007 - 7 debutants

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

2006 - 5 debutants

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

2005 - 7 debutants

  • Lebron James
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Manu Ginóbili
  • Amare Stoudemire
  • Rashard Lewis
  • Antawn Jamison
  • Gilbert Arenas

2004 - 2 debutants

  • Sam Cassell
  • Andrei Kirilenko

2003 - 6 debutants

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

2002 - 10 debutants

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

2001 - 7 debutants

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

2000 - 9 debutants

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

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