The leading vote getters for the Eastern Conference squad are Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embid (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics) and Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat). Golden State's Steph Curry leads all Western Conference guards with just over 2 million votes while Kevin Durant is sitting at No. 4 among Western Conference frontcourt players.
Thunder forward Paul George has moved up to third in the second fan returns of All-Star 2019 voting for Western Conference frontcourt players, the National Basketball Association announced Thursday afternoon.
The format for drafting teams from last season remains in place.
Fan votes are worth only 50 per cent in determining the all-star game's starters, with the other half coming down to a combination of player and media vote.More news: Marvel's "The Punisher" Season 2 Trailer Is Here
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The latest round of All-Star voting returns are in and, at the very top of each conference, nothing has changed.
Last season, Ball was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and with the lack of blue chipper point guards prospects in last year's draft, there's a very good chance Ball is selected to participate again.
After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked in each conference by position and each player's score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook remain the third and fourth guards, respectively, in the conference.
The all-star starters and captains will be announced on January 24, and the reserves will be announced a week later.