4-time MVP LeBron James leads all players in fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game, the league introduced Thursday.
Different high vote-getters in the Western Convention embody Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Jap Convention in the primary fan vote tally — and is second to James amongst all players.
Becoming a member of Antetokounmpo atop the Jap Convention vote are Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers massive man Joel Embiid, Miami Warmth guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.
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The fan vote, which opened Dec. 25, accounts for 50 p.c of the vote to decide the 10 All-Star starters.
All present NBA players and a panel of basketball media every account for 25 p.c of the vote. Each voter will full one full poll that includes two guards and three frontcourt players from every convention.
The format for drafting groups from final season stays in place.
The 2 high vote-getters from every convention will function group captains. Every captain will draft rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in every convention. Captains can select players for their groups no matter convention affiliation. Reserves can be decided by a vote of NBA head coaches.
The captains’ draft can be televised this season. It was not televised in 2018, the primary yr of the captain format.
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Presently, New Orleans Pelicans massive man Anthony Davis and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder ahead Paul George are fourth and fifth, respectively, amongst Western Convention frontcourt players. Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who has scored a complete of 408 factors in his previous 10 video games, and Oklahoma Metropolis guard Russell Westbrook are the third and fourth guards, respectively, in the convention.
Within the Jap Convention, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker and 76ers guard Ben Simmons are third and fourth in the backcourt voting, respectively. Philadelphia ahead Jimmy Butler and Boston ahead Jayson Tatum are fourth and fifth, respectively, in convention frontcourt voting.
Different totals of word: Vince Carter, 41, is seventh amongst Jap Convention frontcourt players, whereas Atlanta Hawks teammate Jeremy Lin — a reserve guard — is eighth amongst backcourt players in the convention. Warriors heart DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t performed an NBA recreation in almost 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon — is 10th amongst Western Convention frontcourt players.
Voting for followers, players and media will conclude Jan. 21. The All-Star starters — and captains — can be introduced Jan. 24. Reserves can be introduced Jan. 31.
Particulars for the All-Star draft have but to be introduced.