Giannis Leads All-Star Voting

Giannis Leads All-Star Voting

The first return fan voting is in for the 2018 NBA All-Star game and rookie Ben Simmons is not far off getting a starting nod.

The usual suspects were among the top vote-getters with Milwaukee Bucks' star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo holding a slim lead over Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

In the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant (767,402) and Stephen Curry (735,115) pace the competition.

Joining Antetokounmpo and James at the top of the Eastern Conference frontcourt are Philadelphia's Joel Embiid (433,161) and New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (359,459).

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Simmons, who is averaging 16.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game, finished fourth among guards, trailing Kyre Irving, DeMar DeRozan, and Victor Oladipo.

In the West, Durant and New Orleans tandem Anthony Davis (393,000) and DeMarcus Cousins (356,340) led in the frontcourt while Curry and Houston's James Harden (602,040) were the top guards.

In the new format of the All-Star Game, the two players who get the most votes in both conferences will be the captains for each team where they will pick their squad from the rest of the nominated players for the contest.

The starters and captains for the showpiece event will be revealed on January 18, and the reserves will be announced on January 23. Those two players will serve as captains for the 67th All-Star Game, which will be played February 18 in Los Angeles.

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For the second consecutive year, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in selecting the All-Star Game starters. The leading vote-receiver from each conference will be given rights to choose his team, but starters will be pre-determined by the results. Rockets fans, it's time to start voting.

The next fan voting update will be shared on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Fan balloting weighs 50 percent of the overall vote, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters. Each post may include only one player's name.

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