Steph Curry leads all Western Conference guards in All Star voting

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

Golden State's Stephen Curry (2,094,158) has increased his lead among West guards, while the Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose (1,986,840) remains in second place.

Joining Antetokounmpo atop the Eastern Conference vote are Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

George has 1,859,216 votes, trailing only the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (2,779,812) and Dallas' Luca Doncic (2,220,077) among Western Conference frontcourt players.

James Harden, the Houston Rockets guard who was the regular-season MVP in 2017-18, is more than 40,000 points behind Durant. Voting for National Basketball Association players and media also concludes on January 21.

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.

The teams aren't split by conference for the actual game, though.

Last year was the first year of the captain format, and this year will be the first time the captains' draft will be televised, per this ESPN.com report.

While Lonzo moved up from 175,040 votes to an impressive 529,164 votes, he is still ranked eighth among guards in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) grimaces as he picks up his dribble during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. He's having quite the rookie season and deserves to play in the All-Star game because of his star appeal and his play on the court.

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