Ten players who could earn first NBA All-Star nod in 2017-18 season

The regular season will only be a few weeks old when the ballots will go out for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center and most of the voters won’t even have to think about the first handful of names they’ll fill in:

LeBron James. Stephen Curry. Kevin Durant. James Harden. Russell Westbrook.

Everybody wants to see the marquee stars and there is nothing at all wrong with that.

However, with only 24 roster spots in a league with 450 players, inevitably a few deserving players get overlooked. Here are 10 players that could break through at L.A. in February:  

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