Will Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Make His All-Star Game Debut?

Will Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Make His All-Star Game Debut?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Last year’s NBA All Star Game featured six-first timers on the roster. How many players will make their debut for the 2024 All-Star Game, Feb. 18 in Indianapolis?

PennStakes.com – your source for Pennsylvania sports betting - developed hypothetical odds of which NBA players have the best chances of being a first-time NBA all-star for the 2024 game. Here are the results on who will shine on the national stage for the first time: 

Odds for First-Time NBA All-Stars

The odds were developed by PennStakes.com and likely not available on any of the fine PA sportsbook apps.

PlayerTeamPercentage ChanceOdds
Tyrese MaxeyPhiladelphia 76ers81.8%-450
Scottie BarnesToronto Raptors71.4%-250
Chet HolmgrenOklahoma City Thunder66.7%-200
Alperen SengunHouston Rockets66.7%-200
Jalen BrunsonNew York Knicks55.5%-125
Desmond BaneMemphis Grizzlies40.0%+150
Paolo BancheroOrlando Magic33.3%+200
Mikal BridgesBrooklyn Nets22.2%+350
Victor WembanyamaSan Antonio Spurs18.2%+450
Jamal MurrayDenver Nuggets9.1%+1000


 

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The Case for Tyrese Maxey

The overwhelming top choice on the list is Philadelphia 76ers point guard Tyrese Maxey at -450 (81.8% chance). A 6-2, 200-pound guard from Kentucky, Maxey is enjoying his finest season in the league, averaging 26.1 points with 6.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

In his fourth season with Philadelphia, Maxey has raised his point production 18.1 points from eight points per game in his rookie season (2020-21). He clearly has become the team's second scoring option behind teammate and reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid. Embiid, at 33.8 ppg, leads the league in scoring and hopes to get his third consecutive NBA scoring crown.

The Sixers (16-7) are tied for third in the Eastern Conference with the surprising Orlando Magic, 1.5 games behind the first-place Boston Celtics. ESPN Bet Pennsylvania has the Sixers at +1400 to win the NBA title, fifth behind the Celtics (+360), Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks (+400) and Phoenix Suns (+700).

Maxey’s advantage in the rankings is by a big margin over the second favorite, Toronto Raptors small forward Scottie Barnes (-250, 71.4%). Barnes is averaging 20.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.

Rounding out the top five favorites are Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Chet Holmgren (-200, 66.7%), Houston Rockets center Alperen Sengun (-200, 66.7%) and New York Knicks point guard and former Villanova great Jalen Brunson (-125, 55.5%). Speaking of Villanova greats, Brooklyn Nets small forward Mikal Bridges placed eight on the list at +350, 22.2%). PennStakes.com will be following the Sixers and all the state’s pro teams, as well as provide the best PA sportsbook promo codes.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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