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NBA All-Star voting update: Kyrie, LeBron, Love all in line to start

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Will the Cavs ultimately have three All-Stars?

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The NBA has released the second returns of the NBA All-Star fan voting. As it stands, all three Cleveland stars are in line to start. Of course, the fan vote is only part of the process of determining who starts the All-Star game. It counts for 50 percent, while the media vote and the player vote each count for 25 percent. In the case of a tie, the fan vote will be the tie-breaker.

Without further ado, here are the results for each position group:

Eastern Conference

Guards

1 Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362

2 Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866

3 DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 453,538

4 Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671

5 Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668

6 Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804

7 John Wall (WAS) 173,148

8 Jeremy Lin (BKN) 109,088

9 Kemba Walker (CHA) 105,637

10 Avery Bradley (BOS) 64,157

Comments: Kyrie appears to be locked into one starting guard spot. The other spot remains unclear. Wade will presumably be much lower in the media and player voting. Lowry, on the other hand, will likely be near the top of the voting for the other two groups. Thomas will have a good chance to start if he can climb another spot or two in the fan voting before it closes on January 16. Wall and Walker, both of whom are having great seasons and deserve far more votes, are pretty much out of the race.

Frontcourt

1 LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147

2 Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110

3 Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328

4 Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300

5 Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448

6 Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716

7 Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106

8 Paul George (IND) 249,484

9 Jabari Parker (MIL) 120,022

10 Tristan Thompson (CLE) 114,759

Comments: LeBron and Giannis appear to be locked in to two of the three starting spots. The third spot, however, is a much closer race. As it stands, Love is leading Embiid and Butler, but that certainly could change in the next four days. Butler, in particular, has a good chance to finish ahead of Love in the media and player voting, so the final order of the fan voting will be quite important. George probably deserves more votes after a scorching hot month of December. Tristan just snuck into the top-10, a testament to the popularity of the defending champions.

Western Conference

Guards

1 Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390

2 James Harden (HOU) 961,685

3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024

4 Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430

5 Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076

6 Damian Lillard (POR) 208,171

7 Eric Gordon (HOU) 191,407

8 Andre Iguodala (GS) 130,224

9 Manu Ginobili (SA) 122,333

10 Zach LaVine (MIN) 94,867

Comments: What a race! No starting spots are locked up here. Curry has a small lead over Harden and a solid margin over Westbrook, but there’s plenty of time for either of them to take the No. 1 spot. Paul, slotting in at No. 5, isn’t getting enough credit here. Iguodala, like Tristan, is getting more votes than his play deserves.

Frontcourt

1 Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479

2 Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376

3 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766

4 Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201

5 Draymond Green (GS) 464,319

6 DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225

7 Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979

8 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 192,784

9 Blake Griffin (LAC) 172,393

10 Marc Gasol (MEM) 172,146

Comments: Sigh. Support from his home country of Georgia has propelled Zaza into clear second place at an absolutely stacked position group. Hopefully the media and players can get someone more deserving into that starting spot. Cousins perhaps deserves a bump, but otherwise the rankings look about right. Durant is rightfully locked into a starting spot. Kawhi is likely to nab one as well. The final spot will be between Zaza and several more worthy candidates like Davis, Green, Cousins and Towns.