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Last Updated: March 4, 2021

The 2020-2021 National Basketball Association Eastern Conference All-Stars

Introduction

The 2020 – 2021 National Basketball Association All – Star Game will be held on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 from the State Farm Arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. This just so happens to be the third time that Atlanta will host the NBA All – Star Game, and it will be the first time that Atlanta has hosted it since 2003. This event was originally scheduled to be hosted by Indianapolis, Indiana, but due to scheduling conflicts with the 2020 – 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament being moved to Indianapolis resulting from the COVID – 19 pandemic it was moved to Atlanta this year.

The AT&T Slam Dunk Contest will be held at half time of the 2020 – 2021 NBA All – Star Game, and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as well as the Mountain Dew 3 – Point Contest will take place prior to the All – Star Game. The 2 rosters for the NBA All – Star Game will be constructed through the NBA All – Star Draft which will be held on March 4th, 2021. This draft will consist of the two team captains (LeBron James and Kevin Durant) picking their teams from the collection of players that were voted in as starters as well as reserves in each conference and make their selections with no regard to conference affiliation. Below is the complete roster for the 2020 – 2021 NBA Eastern Conference All – Stars that were voted in as starter or reserves.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is a starter and the captain of the 2020 – 2021 Eastern Conference All – Stars. Durant currently plays forward for the Brooklyn Nets. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 29.0 points per game, 5.3 assists per game, and 7.3 rebounds per game. Due to the fact that he is injured he will not participate in the actual basketball game, but he will pick players to his team for the 2020 – 2021 All – Star Game on March 4th, 2021. Kevin was replaced by Domantas Sabonis as his injury replacement.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 2 Time NBA Champion (2017, 2018)
  • 2 Time NBA Finals MVP (2017, 2018)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2014)
  • 11 “Time NBA All – Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • 2 Time NBA All – Star Game MVP (2012, 2019)
  • 6 Time All – NBA First Team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)
  • 3Time All – NBA Second Team (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2008)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2008)
  • 4 Time NBA Scoring Champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • 50 – 40 – 90 Club (2013)
  • Consensus National College Player of the Year (2007)
  • Consensus First – Team All – American (2007)
  • ·Big 12 Player of the Year (2007)
  • Number 35 retired by the Texas Longhorns
  • FIBA World Championship MVP (2010)
  • 2 Time USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2010, 2016)
  • McDonald's All – American Game MVP (2006)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2006)
  • Second – Team Parade All – American (2005)

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo currently plays forward for the Milwaukee Bucks. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 29.2 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, and 11.8 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 2 Time NBA Most Valuable Player (2019, 2020)
  • 5 Time NBA All – Star (2017–2021)
  • 2 Time All – NBA First Team (2019, 2020)
  • 2 Time All – NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2020)
  • 2 Time NBA All – Defensive First Team (2019, 2020)
  • NBA All – Defensive Second Team (2017)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
  • NBA All – Rookie Second Team (2014)
  • Euroscar Player of the Year (2018)

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal currently plays guard for the Washington Wizards. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 33.2 points per game, 4.8 assists per game, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 3 Time NBA All – Star (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2013)
  • First – Team All – SEC (2012)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2011)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2011)
  • McDonald's All – American (2011)
  • Mr. Show – Me Basketball (2011)
  • FIBA Under – 17 World Cup MVP (2010)

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid currently plays center / forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 30.0 points per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 11.3 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 4 Time NBA All – Star (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • 2 Time All – NBA Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • 2 Time NBA All – Defensive Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2017)
  • Second – Team All – Big 12 (2014)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Big 12 All – Defensive Team (2014)
  • Big 12 All – Newcomer Team (2014)

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving currently plays guard for the Brooklyn Nets. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 27.4 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • NBA Champion (2016)
  • 7 Time NBA All – Star (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • NBA All – Star Game MVP (2014)
  • All – NBA Second Team (2019)
  • All – NBA Third Team (2015)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2012)
  • NBA Three – Point Contest Champion (2013)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2014)
  • FIBA World Cup MVP (2014)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2010)

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum currently plays forward / guard for the Boston Celtics. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 25.2 points per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 2 Time NBA All- Star (2020, 2021)
  • All – NBA Third Team (2020)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2018)
  • Third – Team All – ACC (2017)
  • ACC All – Freshman Team (2017)
  • McDonald's All – American (2016)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2016)
  • Mr. Show – Me Basketball (2016)

Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown currently plays guard / forward for the Boston Celtics. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 25.0 points per game, 4.0 assists per game, and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • NBA All – Star (2021)
  • NBA All – Rookie Second Team (2017)
  • First – Team All – Pac – 12 (2016)
  • Pac – 12 Freshman of the Year (2016)
  • McDonald's All – American (2015)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2015)
  • Mr. Georgia Basketball (2015)

James Harden

James Harden currently plays guard for the Brooklyn Nets. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 25.0 points per game, 10.9 assists per game, and 7.5 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)
  • 9 Time NBA All – Star (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • 6 Time All – NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • All – NBA Third Team (2013)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
  • 3 Time NBA Scoring Champion (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • NBA Assists Leader (2017)
  • NBA All – Rookie Second Team (2010)
  • Consensus First – Team All – American (2009)
  • Pac – 10 Player of the Year (2009)
  • 2 Time First – Team All – Pac – 10 (2008, 2009)
  • ·Number 13 retired by the Arizona State Sun Devils
  • Second – Team Parade All – American (2007)
  • McDonald's All – American (2007)

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine currently plays guard / forward for the Chicago Bulls. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 28.7 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • NBA All – Star (2021)
  • NBA All – Rookie Second Team (2015)
  • 2 Time NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2015, 2016)
  • Pac – 12 All – Freshman Team (2014)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2013)
  • AP Washington Player of the Year (2013)
  • Washington Mr. Basketball (2013)

Julius Randle

Julius Randle currently plays forward / center for the New York Knicks. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 23.4 points per game, 5.5 assists per game, and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • NBA All – Star (2021)
  • Third – Team All – American – AP, NABC (2014)
  • SEC Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • First – Team All – SEC (2014)
  • McDonald's All – American (2013)

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons currently plays guard / forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 16.0 points per game, 7.9 assists per game, and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 3 Time NBA All – Star (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • All – NBA Third Team (2020)
  • NBA All – Defensive First Team (2020)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • NBA All – Rookie First Team (2018)
  • NBA Steals Leader (2020)
  • Consensus First – Team All – American (2016)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2016)
  • First – Team All – SEC (2016)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2015)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2015)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2015)
  • Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (2015)
  • McDonald's All – American (2015)
  • First – Team Parade All – American (2015)

Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic currently plays center for the Orlando Magic. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 24.4 points per game, 3.6 assists per game, and 11.6 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 2 Time NBA All – Star (2019, 2021)
  • Montenegrin League Champion (2011)
  • Montenegrin Cup Champion (2011)
  • AP Honorable Mention All – American (2011)
  • First – Team All – Pac – 10 (2011)
  • Second – Team All – Pac – 10 (2010)

Domantas Sabonis

Domantas Sabonis currently plays forward / center for the Indiana Pacers. As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 he is averaging 21.4 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, and 11.4 rebounds per game.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards:

  • 2 Time NBA All – Star (2020, 2021)
  • AP Honorable Mention All – American (2016)
  • Second – Team Academic All – American (2016)
  • First – Team All – WCC (2016)
  • Second – Team All – WCC (2015)
  • WCC All – Freshman Team (2015)

Odds to Win the 2020 – 2021 NBA Regular Season MVP

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds as of Monday, March 1st, 2021 to win the 2020 – 2021 NBA regular season MVP outright.

Player                                                  Odds
LeBron James                                     +150
Joel Embiid                                          +333
Nikola Jokic                                         +450
Luka Doncic                                         +900
Giannis Antetokounmpo                     +1200
Stephen Curry                                     +1200
James Harden                                     +1800
Kevin Durant                                        +2200
Damian Lillard                                      +2200
Kawhi Leonard                                     +2500
Donovan Mitchell                                 +3300
Jayson Tatum                                       +8000
Paul George                                         +8000
Devin Booker                                      +10000
Trae Young                                         +10000
Zion Williamson                                  +10000
Ja Morant                                            +12500
Nikola Vucevic                                    +12500
Anthony Davis                                    +15000
Kyrie Irving                                         +15000
Jaylen Brown                                      +15000
Bradley Beal                                       +20000
Rudy Gobert                                       +25000

 

Sources:

“2021 All – Star Roster”, nba.com, March 1, 2021.

“United States, NBA Futures – NBA 2020 / 21 Regular Season MVP: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, March 1, 2021.


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