Milwaukee Bucks: Players who will compete for All-Star honors

Jan 1, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA Nick Monroe/Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA All-Star voting opened up recently, and the Milwaukee Bucks will likely have multiple players earn the honors for their efforts this season.

That has been the case throughout the past two years as the Bucks have ruled the regular season, earning the league’s best overall record in consecutive years. However, that has certainly not been the case this season, as the Bucks have mustered up a 12-8 record throughout their first 20 games.

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Despite the slow start, several Bucks will make their way onto the All-Star ballots. As for the selection process, the 10 starters will be determined by the results from 50 percent fan voting, 25 percent from players themselves, and 25 percent of the fan vote. Meanwhile, reserves will be picked by the head coaches.

While there will be voting and All-Star honors given out, there is still ongoing discussion whether the NBA will host an actual game for the festivities. That will be something to monitor in the coming weeks, but only time will tell.

Nevertheless, the Milwaukee Bucks will have several key contributors making a strong case for the All-Star nod, and here are their cases why.

Milwaukee Bucks: Players who will compete for All-Star honors – Jrue Holiday

One of the many additions to the Bucks this season, Jrue Holiday has been fantastic as the team’s new starting point guard.

Through 19 games, the guard is averaging 16.5 points on .483/.379/.821 shooting splits, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 33.3 minutes per game. He’s been a maestro orchestrating the offense when called upon, able to get shots for himself while also ensuring to get his teammates involved. Holiday’s defensive efforts deserve recognition as well, averaging a career-best 1.9 steals per game, the third-most in the league.

The last time that Holiday played in the Eastern Conference in 2012-13 was when he earned his sole All-Star nomination, and he should catch some attention here for his second.

However, given the abundance of talent that the conference offers at the guard position, it will undoubtedly be a steep mountain to climb for Holiday to overtake several players playing top-tier basketball. Regardless, Holiday has been stellar for the Bucks this year.