Trae Young No. 6 among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Results from the first round of NBA All-Star fan voting was announced Thursday, and Trae Young is No. 6 among Eastern Conference guards, with 368,126 votes.

Washington’s Bradley Beal leads Eastern Conference guards (1,273,817), Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving is No. 2 (1,093,611), Brooklyn’s James Harden is No. 3 (1,014,763), Boston’s Jaylen Brown is No. 4 (590,195) and Chicago’s Zach LaVine is No. 5 (486,547).

The NBA revealed the top 10 at each position. No other Hawks player was among the top 10 at any position.

Young was an All-Star starter last year. So far this season, he ranks No. 12 in the league in scoring (26.6 points per game) and is No. 4 in assists (nine per game). His numbers are slightly down compared with last season’s, but the Hawks also are winning more. It took them 19 games to reach 10 wins, while it took last season’s team 42 games.

The next fan voting update will occur Feb. 11, according to the league.

A combination of NBA players (25% of the vote), media (25%) and fan (50%) votes will determine the two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference who will be the All-Star starters. NBA coaches will pick the reserves.

The Hawks are having serious conversations with the league about using State Farm Arena for this season’s All-Star game March 7, as the original game was canceled because of COVID-19.

The Lakers’ LeBron James leads Western Conference frontcourt players, and the Warriors’ Stephen Curry leads the guards. The Nets’ Kevin Durant leads Eastern Conference frontcourt players, followed by the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Sixers’ Joel Embiid.