With the second round of fan returns coming in Thursday, Trae Young, fresh off registering the first 40-point triple-double in Hawks history in the loss to the Rockets Wednesday, is still in the lead in NBA All-Star voting (1,389,628) for Eastern Conference guards.
It’s a tight race, with Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving (1,351,997) in second place and Boston’s Kemba Walker (1,331,577) in third.
To determine the starters for the All-Star game, fans account for 50% of the vote and current NBA players and media account for 25% each. The All-Star game will take place 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago, and will be broadcast on TNT. Voting concludes Jan. 20, and the starters and team captains will be revealed Jan. 23.
With 3,259,383 votes, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Eastern Conference frontcourt by a wide margin, and has the most votes in the East overall.
In the Western Conference, the Lakers’ LeBron James leads the voting for frontcourt players (3,359,871) and has the most votes of any player overall, and Dallas’ Luka Doncic leads guards with 3,277,870 votes, with Houston’s James Harden in second place (2,167,269).
The captains will be the starters from each conference who receives the most fan votes, and the will choose their teams from the players voted as starters and reserves, regardless of conference affiliation.
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