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Will Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat be announced as an All-Star starter on TNT tonight?

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The Heat’s flaming start helps Butler in a return to the NBA All-Star Game after last season’s absence.

San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

UPDATE: Jimmy Butler is not a starter in the 2020 edition of the NBA All-Star game.

Bam Adebayo well liked among NBA players. Heat frontcourt respected among players and media.

To be clear, Tacko Fall received 7 votes from current players and 0 votes from media members. Only six East frontcourt players received media votes, so every player with 0 votes is ranked “7th.”

Tonight the starters for 2020 NBA All-Star game will be revealed on TNT. Will Jimmy Butler be one of the first five for the Eastern Conference?

The last results have Butler fifth in fan voting among players in the East behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pascal Siakam, Joel Embiid and Trae Young.

Butler’s teammate Bam Adebayo is in 6th place for the frontcourt players, if we exclude two-way player Tacko Fall, with 529K votes. Yet he falls to 16th place among all Eastern Conference candidates since every guard has more votes than him.

Because of the Riley rule, Nick Nurse can’t repeat as coach of the NBA All-Star team. If the Heat remain in second place, Erik Spoelstra may also make an appearance in the game as a coach.

Tonight Heat fans will find out how the media and coaches regard Butler’s huge impact on the team. Next week it’ll be Adebayo’s turn to see he becomes a first-time All-Star as a reserve.