Friday, 18 January, 2019

LeBron James, Lonzo Ball lead Lakers in All-Star voting

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 January, 2019, 04:14

It'll be tough to get Steven Adams in, but according to the first fan voting returns released Thursday, Adams is held in high regard.

When Derrick Rose erupted with a 50 point game earlier in the season, the National Basketball Association world was thrilled, celebrating the return of the youngest MVP in history.

Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry received the most guard votes in total across conferences.

The fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the starters, while National Basketball Association players and a media panel each hold 25 percent of the weight.

Draymond Green is in ninth place in the frontcourt, while DeMarcus Cousins - who hasn't played a single second this year - is in 10th with almost 93,000 votes.

Every voter submits a ballot with two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to determine the starters.

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The format for drafting teams from last season remains in place.

After the starters are determined, the reserves are voted on by the coaches. That number may stay the same this year, but for the first time during that stretch it looks like Draymond Green might be at home watching his teammates like everyone else.

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic is ahead of Durant, Anthony Davis, Paul George and other stars among Western Conference forwards.

Draymond Green checks in at nine on the list of Western Conference frontcourt players. DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played a game since last January, appearing at all! Voting for fans, players and media concludes Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

This season's All-Star starters will be revealed on January 24. Reserves will be announced on January 31.

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. You can expect the All-Star draft to be televised on TNT.

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