Thunder players low on fan All-Star votes
The NBA All-Star voting first fan returns weren’t promising for Thunder candidates
No Thunder player cracked the Top-10 in either position group. The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic grabbed an early lead in the Western Conference, with 1,073,957 votes. The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (1,073,358) garnered the most votes among Eastern Conference players.
Several former Thunder players made the leaders list. Of the players the Thunder traded this past summer, both Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and Clippers forward Paul George made the Top-5 in their respective position groups. Westbrook (189,005) came in No. 5 among Western Conference guards, and George (280,894) landed at No. 4 among Western Conference frontcourt players.
Other former Thunder players competing for fan votes include James Harden (749,080), Carmelo Anthony (142,292), Alex Caruso (92,233) and Domantas Sabonis (67,482).
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Former Oklahoma Sooner Trae Young leads Eastern Conference guards in first return fan votes (443,412).
Fan votes are weighted to account for 50 percent of the vote in determining the 10 All-Star Game starters. Media and player votes make up the other half. Voting remains open until Jan. 20. There are five days during which each fan’s vote counts as two. This week, Thursday and Friday are “2-for-1” days. Votes also count twice on Jan. 10, 16 and 20.
Fans can cast their votes at vote.NBA.com, on the NBA app, or through Google.
The All-Star game is scheduled for Feb. 16, at the United Center in Chicago.