Trae Young stays at No. 2 among Eastern guards in NBA All-Star voting

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

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Trae Young still ranks No. 2 among Eastern Conference guards in NBA All-Star voting after the third round of fan voting, which was announced Thursday.

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That would make him a starter in the All-Star game, if his position holds. He has received 2,147,111 votes, behind Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan, who ranks No. 1 at 4,121,034. This season, Young is No. 5 in the league in scoring (27.9 points per game) and No. 3 in assists (9.5 assists per game).

To determine All-Star starters, fans account for 50% of the vote, and NBA players and media will account for 25% of the vote each. The three frontcourt players and two guards with the most votes will be starters. NBA head coaches will select the reserves for the game.

The starters will be revealed on TNT on Jan. 27, including the two team captains.

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