Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Simmons' NBA All-Star bid on shaky ground

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Andrew Wong | 11 January, 2019, 11:40

The fan vote, which opened December 25, accounts for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, leads all Eastern Conference players with 2,670,816 votes, second to only James overall in the National Basketball Association.

Derrick Rose is still among the leading backcourt vote-getters in the Western Conference, trailing only Stephen Curry.

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In the most recent returns, back-to-back National Basketball Association finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference starting lineup, displaced by Oklahoma City's Paul George.

Harden's problem for captaincy is that he's now seventh in fan voting, trailing the likes of Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Steph Curry, and Luka Doncic.

The East guard group is again led by the Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (2,381,901) and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (1,199,789). Current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25% of the vote. Each captain will draft rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.

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National Basketball Association players and media member votes account for 25 per cent each.

If the NBA All-Star game were to play this weekend, then last year's regular-season MVP and a back-to-back Finals MVP wouldn't even crack the starting lineups. The All Star starters, and captains, will be announced January 24 on TNT.

National Basketball Association head coaches will vote for the reserves and also for replacement nominees in case of an injury, which could bring a few other names into consideration down the line. The Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (858,798) continues to hold third place, while Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (695,032) remains in fourth place.

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