NBA Rising Stars & All-Star Game 2020 DFS Overview

Hello Grinders, welcome to the All-Star Break. This article is meant to give you a high-level overview of both the Rising Stars and NBA All-Star Game, some historical data and a few players worth considering on these slates. The All-Star Game is using a new format this season so there will be plenty of educated guesswork here, but let’s see what we can make of the new rules and how we may be able to gain an advantage over the field.

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Rising Stars Game


The Rising Stars game features 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. The game is also slightly different in that instead of a 48-minute regulation game, this is a 40-minute game with four 10-minute periods. Despite this game being shorter, there is no lack of scoring. In 2018, the final score was Team World 155 – Team USA 124. Last year, Team USA won 161-144. In other words, expect a ton of scoring and very little defense.

Speaking of no defense, take a look at the box scores from last year’s game:

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  • Allan Lem (fathalpert)

  • Allan Lem (aka “fathalpert”) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. Allan got his break in the industry covering Preseason NBA content and has since helped with NBA, Summer League, MLB, and Preseason NFL content as well as overseeing the RotoGrinders blog program. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank. You can follow Allan on Twitter @allanlemdfs.


  • laser1000000

    Thanks, Allan! I knew you’d have us covered. #TeamDegen

  • telestraightshooter

    Insightful, was not aware of dramatic rules changes.

    But as a Jazz “fan”, I grin @ this public misperception about Donovan Mitchell:

    who has played some point guard this season too when Mike Conley was out

    sans Conley, the Jazz run the starting unit offense thru PG/SF Ingles.

    Mitchell does take over sometimes, like crunchtime,.

  • Lauter2012

    Does the new MVP trophy being the 1st of the new dedication for Kobe change anyone wanting to win it more than others??

  • fathalpert

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    @Lauter2012 said...

    Does the new MVP trophy being the 1st of the new dedication for Kobe change anyone wanting to win it more than others??

    My guess is no, but if you think so, you can always check the Vegas odds for MVP favorites. Right now Giannis is the favorite for MVP.

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