The second round of fan voting returns for the 2017 All-Star Game starters are in and…not a lot has changed from round one.
The Eastern Conference forwards are still LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, while their guards are still Kyrie Irving and Dwyane Wade.
Over in the West, it’ll be Kevin Durant, ZAZA PACHULIA, and Kawhi Leonard up front, plus Stephen Curry and James Harden in the backcourt.
Unfortunately, Jordan Clarkson once again didn’t crack the top 10 of Western Conference guards though.
Check out the full results here:
NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2017 PRESENTED BY VERIZON
1. LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110
3. Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328
4. Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300
5. Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448
6. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716
7. Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106
8. Paul George (IND) 249,484
9. Jabari Parker (MIL) 120,022
10. Tristan Thompson (CLE) 114,759
1. Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362
2. Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866
3. DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 453,538
4. Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671
5. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668
6. Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804
7. John Wall (WAS) 173,148
8. Jeremy Lin (BKN) 109,088
9. Kemba Walker (CHA) 105,637
10. Avery Bradley (BOS) 64,157
1. Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479
2. Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376
3. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766
4. Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201
5. Draymond Green (GS) 464,319
6. DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225
7. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979
8. LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 192,784
9. Blake Griffin (LAC) 172,393
10. Marc Gasol (MEM) 172,146
1. Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390
2. James Harden (HOU) 961,685
3. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024
4. Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430
5. Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076
6. Damian Lillard (POR) 208,171
7. Eric Gordon (HOU) 191,407
8. Andre Iguodala (GS) 130,224
9. Manu Ginobili (SA) 122,333
10. Zach LaVine (MIN) 94,867
So, does that mean we’ll really see Zaza suit up in New Orleans in February? Probably not. Don’t forget, this year, the voting for starters is a bit different. 50 percent will come from the fans, but another 25 percent is determined by players, with media responsible for the last 25 percent.
From the press release:
After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters. Fan voting will serve as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.
The revelation of the starters will be next Friday.
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