For the moment, Kyrie Irving would be a starter in the 2016 NBA All-Star game.
In the first round of voting released today, Irving is second amongst Eastern Conference guards with 138,191 total votes. Heat guard Dwyane Wade leads East guard with 300,595 votes.
Irving is ahead of Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and Wizards guard John Wall in voting. Lowry is third with 128,131 votes, Butler is fourth with 111,220 votes and Wall is fifth with 103,094 votes. Basically, the voters so far are saying they'd rather see a guard who had played all of two games start in the All-Star game ahead of three players who have had good seasons so far and didn't just make their season debut on a minutes restriction.
The only other Cavalier to appear in the first round of voting is forward Kevin Love, who is sixth amongst East forward with 92,177 total votes. To enter the top three and join LeBron James in the starting lineup, Love would have to jump Chicago's Pau Gasol, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Detroit's Andre Drummond in voting. Currently, Love is 56,101 votes behind Drummond for third place.
Here's the full list of the first round of voting results:
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