Ranking Early 2019 First Time NBA All-Star Candidates
#9 Lou Williams
Very few reserves throughout NBA history have been chosen to participate in the All-Star Game. Exceptions include Kobe Bryant (early in his career), Ricky Pierce, Dan Majerle, Kevin McHale and Chris Gatling. Some thought Williams should have been added to the list last season when he blossomed out of nowhere and averaged career highs in scoring and assists. Proving what he accomplished last year was no fluke, the 32-year-old and two-time Sixth Man of the Year has once again been the league’s most prolific bench player.