The NBA released the results of the second fan vote for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, January 13.
The first results of the fan votes showed that Warriors star Stephen Curry and Nets star Kevin Durant were the top candidates to captain the All-Star teams, and that hasn’t changed in the seconds. results of fan votes. Lakers star LeBron James has he edged out Durant for the second-most votes in the league, but that doesn’t change Durant’s current captain status.
As in years past, fans will account for 50% of the final voting for this year’s All-Star Game. The other 50% is made up of current players and a media panel, with each side accounting for 25% of the vote.
Voting began on December 25 and will conclude at 11:59 pm ET on January 22.
The 71st NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 20 at 8 pm ET.
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Now, as for the conclusions of the results…
Stephen Curry (West guards), Kevin Durant (East frontcourt), DeMar DeRozan (East guards) and LeBron James (West frontcourt) continue to be the top vote-getters in their respective position groups in the second return of NBA All-Star fans. Vote presented by Tissot. pic.twitter.com/dAaVBHrXi5
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 13, 2023
Top 10 Vote Winners
- Stephen Curry-4,463,426
- LeBron James – 4,386,392
- Kevin Durant – 4,088,334
- Giannis Antetokounmpo – 3,808,458
- Nikola Jokic – 3,016,380
- DeMar DeRozan – 2,973,854
- Joel Embiid-2,357,404
- Andrew Wiggins – 1,829,733
- Paul George – 1,773,447
- Ya Morant – 1,633,313
If the voting ended today, the fan-voted headlines would be…
The closest races for the starting positions
The Western Conference frontcourt has the tightest race for a starting job, with a new name entering the starting lineup as of the latest fan vote results: Wiggins has overtaken Paul George for the time being, with just 56,286 votes separating the two players. While it’s worth mentioning again that the fan vote only counts for 50% of the final vote, it’s also worth noting that George is currently sidelined with an elbow injury and would likely need a replacement if he manages to break the ball. starting lineup.
The next closest race is for second shooting guard in the Eastern Conference. In the first return of the All-Star fan vote, it was Nets star James Harden who joined DeRozan on the perimeter. This time, Young edged out both Harden and Zach LaVine to take second place on the perimeter, with 153,730 votes separating him from LaVine.
The other race to watch is second place at the back of the West, where Morant edged out Luka Doncic. Morant’s recent surge has paid off, taking a 222,708-vote lead over Doncic for the second starting spot among Western Conference shooting guards.
New names entering the top 10
In the Western Conference, there were no new names in the top 10 for the front or back zone, but there were some changes among the same group of players.
In the Eastern Conference, only two new names appeared in the top 10.
On the frontcourt, Toronto Raptors forward and one-time All-Star Pascal Siakam entered the conversation, receiving 244,042 votes to rank eighth in the East. On the perimeter, Boston Celtics shooting guard and one-time All-Star Jaylen Brown broke into the top 10, receiving 217,463 votes to rank 10th in the East.
Who dropped out of the top 10?
To connect the dots for you, since there were no new names in the top 10 front or back in the West, that means no names dropped out.
In the East, with Siakam holding a top-10 spot in the frontcourt, it was Bulls center and two-time All-Star Nikola Vucevic who fell off the roster. On the perimeter, Brown replaced Miami Heat Sixth Man of the Year candidate Tyler Herro.
Also worth noting
Veteran Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony continues to get the love from the fans, garnering 886,014 votes to take seventh place in the West frontcourt. Lakers shooting guard Russell Westbrook also jumped onto the list, jumping from ninth last week to sixth this week in the West backcourt.
In the East, Nets veteran LaMarcus Aldridge surprisingly remained in the top 10, receiving 216,216 votes. On the perimeter, Raptors star Fred VanVleet continues to be outplayed by Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who has only played in three games, and New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, who has missed significant time due to an ankle injury.