Again-to-back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference beginning 5 in the latest fan voting for the All-Star Game, the league introduced Thursday.

Oklahoma Metropolis’s Paul George has supplanted Durant in the West’s beginning 5. George joins Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic in the convention’s frontcourt, with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the backcourt.

The Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) is fourth in fan voting for Western Conference frontcourt gamers, behind the Lakers’ LeBron James, Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and OKC’s Paul George (above). Noah Graham/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs

James leads all gamers in the latest totals and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is second general in the fan voting, which closes Jan. 21. Doncic moved up to No. 2 in the Western Conference, surpassing Rose and Curry.

Becoming a member of Antetokounmpo atop the Jap Conference vote are Toronto Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers huge man Joel Embiid, Miami Warmth guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

Western Conf. Workforce Votes Jap Conf. Workforce Votes
1. LeBron James Lakers 2,779,812 G. Antetokounmpo Bucks 2,670,816
2. Luka Doncic Mavs 2,220,077 Kawhi Leonard Raptors 2,092,806
three. Paul George Thunder 1,859,216 Joel Embiid 76ers 1,710,229
four. Kevin Durant Warriors 1,717,968 Jayson Tatum Celtics 599,354
5. Anthony Davis Pelicans 1,54,347 Jimmy Butler 76ers 569,354
1. Stephen Curry Warriors 2,094,158 Kyrie Irving Celtics 2,381,901
2. Derrick Rose Timberwolves 1,986,840 Dwyane Wade Warmth 1,199,789
three. James Harden Rockets 1,674,660 Kemba Walker Hornets 858,798
four. Russell Westbrook Thunder 1,494,382 Ben Simmons 76ers 695,032
5. Klay Thompson Warriors 70,960 Victor Oladipo Pacers 567,893

The fan vote, which opened Dec. 25, accounts for 50 % of the vote to decide the 10 All-Star starters.

Present NBA gamers account for 25 % of the vote; so does a media panel. Each voter will full one full poll that includes two guards and three frontcourt gamers from every convention. Voting for NBA gamers and media additionally concludes on Jan. 21.

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The format for drafting groups from final season stays in place.

The highest vote-getters from every convention will function workforce captains. Every captain will draft rosters from the pool of gamers voted as starters and reserves in every convention. Captains can select gamers 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 12 months of the captain format.

Durant and New Orleans Pelicans huge man Anthony Davis are fourth and fifth, respectively, among Western Conference frontcourt gamers. Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma Metropolis guard Russell Westbrook stay the third and fourth guards, respectively, in the convention.

Within the Jap Conference, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker and 76ers guard Ben Simmons are third and fourth in the backcourt voting. Boston ahead Jayson Tatum and Philadelphia ahead Jimmy Butler are fourth and fifth, respectively, in convention frontcourt voting.

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Different totals of word: Vince Carter, 41, is seventh among Jap Conference frontcourt gamers, and Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is eighth among Western Conference guards. Warriors middle DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t performed an NBA recreation in practically 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon however is anticipated to return Jan. 18 — stays 10th among Western Conference frontcourt gamers.

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.

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