Fans account for only 50 percent of the voting for the NBA All-Star Game but, on Thursday afternoon, the first returns officially arrived.
LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the leading vote-getters in the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, respectively — which would make them the captains in the new format. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic currently lands as the No. 2 vote-getter among Western Conference forwards, placing ahead of Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Paul George in the pecking order. Elsewhere in the West, Stephen Curry is the leader among guards but, in the No. 2 slot, Derrick Rose arrives in the midst of an improved season for the former MVP.
Dwyane Wade, who is retiring at the end of the season, is currently the No. 2 player among Eastern Conference guards and the Atlanta Hawks boast a pair of top-10 players at their positions in Jeremy Lin (8th among guards and Vince Carter (7th among forwards).
|1. LeBron James (LAL) 1,083,363||1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 793,111|
|2. Luka Dončić (DAL) 679,839||2. Derrick Rose (MIN) 698,086|
|3. Kevin Durant (GSW) 659,968||3. James Harden (HOU) 541,606|
|4. Anthony Davis (NOP) 605,417||4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 459,792|
|5. Paul George (OKC) 580,055||5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 247,618|
|6. Steven Adams (OKC) 261,327||6. Damian Lillard (POR) 200,609|
|7. Nikola Jokić (DEN) 235,272||7. DeMar DeRozan (SAS) 197,524|
|8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 195,477||8. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 175,040|
|9. Draymond Green (GSW) 138,017||9. Devin Booker (PHO) 111,897|
|10. DeMarcus Cousins (GSW) 92,977||10. Chris Paul (HOU) 101,104|
|1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 991,561||1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 910,329|
|2. Kawhi Leonard (TOR) 774,172||2. Dwyane Wade (MIA) 409,156|
|3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 648,002||3. Kemba Walker (CHA) 319,519|
|4. Jimmy Butler (PHI) 222,206||4. Ben Simmons (PHI) 259,993|
|5. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 214,622||5. Victor Oladipo (IND) 198,009|
|6. Blake Griffin (DET) 192,694||6. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 180,571|
|7. Vince Carter (ATL) 76,022||7. Zach LaVine (CHI) 128,605|
|8. Andre Drummond (DET) 68,204||8. Jeremy Lin (ATL) 62,573|
|9. Gordon Hayward (BOS) 66,492||9. Bradley Beal (WAS) 61,269|
|10. Al Horford (BOS) 62,288||10. John Wall (WAS) 54,366|
Voting lasts through January 21.