This is a continuation of predicting the 2022-2023 NBA All-Star Teams part two. This article will continue talking about potential All-Stars for the Western Conference. Who will make it? This is the predicting NBA All-Star Teams part two.
West All-Stars: Nuggets C Nikola Jokic
This one is an obvious choice. The reigning two-time MVP, Jokic has been one of the best centers anyone had ever seen. Jokic averaged career-highs in points, rebounds and steals this past year. He pumped out averages of 27.1 points, 13.8 boards, 7.9 dimes, 1.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks a game on 58% from the field, 34% from three and 81% from the line. The man has already proven he’s going to continue being a perennial All-Star, All-NBA candidate, so him being on the All-Star team this year shouldn’t be a surprise. He gets some reinforcements back in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., so this is the year that Jokic and the Nuggets can make some more noise.
West All-Stars: Lakers SF LeBron James
Might as well get this one out of the way also. James is going to make the All-Star team for the rest of his career, so this isn’t surprising either. The guy is just dismantling father time right now after coming off of averages of 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.1 blocks on 52% from the field, 36% from the three-point line, and 76% from the line. King James is one of the best players in the history of the NBA and the fact that he is entering his 19th year in the league and putting up 30 a game is just unheard of. Expect the future HOFer to have another insane season for the Lakers.
West All-Stars: Grizzlies PG Ja Morant
Morant is one of the most electrifying guards in this league. He’s coming off of his first All-Star appearance and the 23-year-old guard put up averages of 27.4 points, 5.7 boards, 6.7 dimes, 1.2 steals, and 0.4 blocks a game on 49% from the field, 34% from three and 76% from the line. He played in a career-low 57 games, but he still had one of the more exciting seasons in Grizzlies history. Expect Morant to have another prolific campaign. The kid is going to be a perennial All-Star and multi-time All-NBA player for the rest of his career, so watch out.
West All-Stars: Timberwolves PF Karl Towns
Towns is one of the best Centers in the league when healthy. Despite going through what this man has gone through during the Covid pandemic, he has looked every bit of a star. He is coming off a season with averages of 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, one steal, and 1.1 blocks on 53% from the field, 41% from three and 82% from the line. Not to mention he was the winner of the three-point shooting contest in this year’s All-Star weekend. What’s amazing is that this guy is only a three-time All-Star. It’s not known how, but he has played at an All-NBA level every single year he has been in the league since he was drafted in 2015. Hopefully, Towns makes the All-Star team for the fourth time in his career. This year should be very exciting for the Timberwolves.