5 players most likely to make their first NBA All-Star team in 2019

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2. Tobias Harris

After being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers last January, Tobias Harris would go on to play the best basketball of his career in the latter half of the season.

This year, Harris has taken his game up another level, posting career-high marks of 21.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Equally impressive has been his uptick in efficiency, posting his best marks in that category as well in the form of .509/.429/.881 shooting splits.

Despite not having a traditional super-team or even a superstar player, the Clippers have managed to get by just fine so far, posting a 20-14 record, good for fourth-best in the loaded Western Conference.

Like the Kings, nobody expected this much from L.A. this season after the front office reset the roster with the departure of their Big 3. Success in the NBA has been defined by the super-team, but the Clippers are quick to at least somewhat dispel that notion.

Harris has taken the long road to reach his full potential as an ideal small-ball forward, but seemingly in the prime of his career as the main piece putting his team in position to make the playoffs, he should be rewarded with a trip to Charlotte in February.