Predicting future All-Star appearances for Thunder's current roster: Sky's the limit

Jalen Williams, Cason Wallace, Chet Holmgren, Aaron Wiggins, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jalen Williams, Cason Wallace, Chet Holmgren, Aaron Wiggins, Oklahoma City Thunder / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages
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The NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off tonight with festivities such as the Celebrity Game and Rising Stars games. The latter event features the top first and second-year players in the league (as well as a few G League players) and will see three members of the Oklahoma City Thunder suit up. Cason Wallace made the game as a rookie, while Chet Holmgren (technically also a rookie) and Jalen Williams made the game and had a case to make the All-Star Game proper.

Speaking of Sunday's main event, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will start in the All-Star Game for the Western Conference, his second-consecutive All-Star appearance. With the Thunder dominating the league with an exceptionally young roster, the question arises as you look to the future: how many All-Star appearances are in this team's future?

Let's go down the roster and predict how many All-Star appearances each of the roster's players will tally in the course of their careers.

All-Star longshots

First, let's hit on those Thunder players who are longshots to make a future All-Star Game. These role players could be key pieces on a title team, but players like Jaylin Williams, Luguentz Dort and Aaron Wiggins are not going to make an All-Star Game in the course of their careers. It's likewise easy to state that Kenrich Williams, Bismack Biyombo, Isaiah Joe and Lindy Waters III will not be playing in an All-Star Game.

It's also unlikely that Gordon Hayward will ever get back to that level, although he at least has the track record of beingt here once before. Finally, Ousmane Dieng is a raw enough talent that he could theoretically put things together, but it's extremely unlikely at this point.