Former Texas Longhorns standouts Jarrett Allen (Brooklyn Nets), LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs), and 2018 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) will be participating in NBA All-Star 2019 this weekend in Charlotte, N.C.
Allen, the second-year starting center, will compete for Team USA in the MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars game on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. CT on TNT. Allen’s sophomore season has been highlighted by his plethora of blocks on superstar players.
Durant and Aldridge will both compete in the 68th annual NBA All-Star Game on Sunday for Team LeBron. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. CT from the Spectrum Center and TNT will provide national coverage starting at 6:00 p.m. CT. Durant was voted in as a starter, while Aldridge will come off the bench as one of his replacements at forward.
This marks Aldridge’s seventh All-Star Game appearance. Durant is making his 10th straight All-Star Game appearance.
All three of these players have their teams in position to make the playoffs if the season ended today (Warriors: 41-16, Spurs: 33-26, Nets: 30-29). Thanks to some great health, each player has played in at least 57 games for their teams this season and no player has missed more than two games.
Jarrett Allen (BKN): 57 Games Played, 57.2 FG%, 73.8 FT%, 11.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.6 BPG.
LaMarcus Aldridge (SA): 58 Games Played, 50.9 FG%, 84.5 FT%, 21.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.2 BPG.
Kevin Durant (GSW): 57 Games Played, 51.6 FG%, 89.3 FT%, 36.7 3PT%, 27.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 5.9 APG, 1.1 BPG.