Vince Carter of the Atlanta Hawks smiles during a timeout in during the second quarter of the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 9, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
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No anomaly: Hawks’ Carter, Lin still among top all-star vote-getters

It was no anomaly.

Vince Carter and Jeremy Lin still rank among the top vote-getters among fan balloting for the NBA All-Star game. The reserves were again seventh and eighth, respectively, in the second release of fan balloting results released by the league Thursday. They are the only two Hawks players among the top-10 of frontcourt and backcourt players.

Carter has 273,719 votes. He is well behind No. 6 Blake Griffin (500,072) and ahead of Gordon Hayward (237,813), Pascal Siakam (206,290) and Al Horford (199,474).

Lin has 200,648 votes. He is behind No. 7 Zach LaVine (330,504) and ahead of Goran Dragic (191,541) and Bradley Beal (168,137).

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo continue to be the leading vote-getters in each conference.

Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the All-Star game, which will be played in Charlotte on Feb. 17. All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote. Each ballot features two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference.

Voting for fans, players and media will conclude Jan. 21. Starters, including the two captains, will be revealed on Jan. 24 on TNT.

The All-Star game will follow last year’s format, with two team captains drafting rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference, making their picks regardless of conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.

Here is the full voting:

Eastern Conference


1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 2,670,816

2. Kawhi Leonard (TOR) 2,092,806 

3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 1,710,229 

4. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 599,289

5. Jimmy Butler (PHI) 569,354

6. Blake Griffin (DET) 500,072

7. Vince Carter (ATL) 273,719 

8. Gordon Hayward (BOS) 237,813

9. Pascal Siakam (TOR) 206,290

10. Al Horford (BOS) 199,474


1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 2,381,901

2. Dwyane Wade (MIA) 1,199,789

3. Kemba Walker (CHA) 858,798

4. Ben Simmons (PHI) 695,032

5. Victor Oladipo (IND) 567,893

6. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 488,825

7. Zach LaVine (CHI) 330,504

8. Jeremy Lin (ATL) 200,648

9. Goran Dragic (MIA) 191,541

10. Bradley Beal (WAS) 168,137

Western Conference


1. LeBron James (LAL) 2,779,812 

2. Luka Doncic (DAL) 2,220,077 

3. Paul George (OKC) 1,859,216

4. Kevin Durant (GSW) 1,717,968

5. Anthony Davis (NOP) 1,564,347

6. Steven Adams (OKC) 1,034,014

7. Nikola Jokic (DEN) 740,918 

8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 584,842

9. Draymond Green (GSW) 411,131

10. DeMarcus Cousins (GSW) 276,849


1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 2,094,158  

2. Derrick Rose (MIN) 1,986,840  

3. James Harden (HOU) 1,674,660  

4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 1,494,382

5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 706,960 

6. Damian Lillard (POR) 610,839  

7. DeMar DeRozan (SAS) 594,012

8. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 529,164 

9. Devin Booker (PHO) 310,944

10. Chris Paul (HOU) 306,808 

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