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Second Round of NBA All-Star Fan Votes Are Out

After another rousing week of fan voting for the 2020 NBA All-Star game in Chicago, the league has tallied and announced the second round of votes.

If you missed out on who made the cut in the first batch of votes, you can update yourself here.

LeBron James (LAL) and Giannis Anteotkounmpo (MIL) are the leading vote-getters in their conferences, pulling in 3.36 million and 3.26 million votes, respectively. Joining them are more than a few familiar faces who played their college hoops in Lexington.

Starting with the Eastern Conference, only Bam Adebayo from the Miami Heat received enough votes to qualify in the top-10 by position. Adebayo is up to 349,078 votes, which puts him at No. 7 among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. And who sits right ahead of him? Oh just rising superstar Tacko Fall with a smooth half-a-million votes…

Adebayo did gain an additional 245,000 votes over the course of one week, though, which is quite impressive. But the Tacko Army (?) is out on a mission.

As for the Western Conference, Anthony Davis (3.124 million votes), Karl-Anthony Towns (545,385 votes), and Devin Booker (381,071 votes) make up a trio of former Wildcats hoping to make the All-Star team.

Davis is practically a given at this point, as he trails only his teammate, LeBron, as the top vote-getter in the West frontcourt. KAT sits down in No. 6 for frontcourt guys and a recent knee sprain that has caused him to sit out the last 11 games might be part of the reason why. He was well on his way to another All-Star-caliber season but is missing an important chunk of games ahead of the break in February. If he doesn’t make his way back onto the court soon, it might cost him his third-straight All-Star appearence.

Booker, on the other hand, is trying to make his first trip to an All-Star game. He’s listed as eighth among Western Conference guards (~150,000 votes behind Lakers guard Alex Caruso) and is well-behind the Luka Doncic’s (3.277 million votes) and James Harden’s (2.167 million votes) at the top. It’s going to be up to the media and coaches to vote him in. His numbers have made him worth it.

Some of the fan-favorites like Fall and Caruso or Derrick Rose (918,550 votes) and Dwight Howard (390,037 votes) won’t get much love from the other 50 percent that holds a vote, so I suppose it’s nice to see them receive some recognition from the fans. I would rather those votes go to someone more deserving (i.e. Booker), but stans are going to stan.

AD will get in for sure. Adebayo probably deserves it. KAT is a wildcard. Booker’s position is over-crowded, but he probably deserves it, too. With only one more round of fan votes to be collected, it’s becoming quite clear who the leaders are to start for each conference. The West is almost a lock to start AD, LeBron, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, and James Harden. Although the East is a bit more hazy, with Giannis the only sure-lock. The last four spots will come down to Joel Embiid (PHI), Pascal Siakam (TOR), and Jimmy Butler (MIA) for the remaining two frontcourt spots while Trae Young (ATL) and Kemba Walker (BOS) will likely win the spots in the backcourt.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

1 Comment for Second Round of NBA All-Star Fan Votes Are Out

  1. StuckinLville
    9:19 am January 10, 2020 Permalink

    I agree with Jeff Van Gundy, fans shouldnt get to vote. Every year there’s always players who haven’t even hardly played or just a popularity contest and it’s makes the All-Star game a joke.