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Chris Paul receives most All-Star votes among Thunder players

The Thunder won’t be represented in this year’s All-Star starting lineups, but Chris Paul was voted in the top 10 among Western Conference guards.

The TNT NBA Tip-off show revealed the 2020 NBA All-Star Game starters Thursday. Two back court and three front court players from each conference were voted in by fans, players and media members. Paul, who finished No. 8 in his conference’s position group, finished the highest of any OKC player.

All-Star votes were weighted so that fans accounted for 50 percent, NBA players for 25 and media for 25 . Paul ranked No. 11 in fan votes (446,095), No.9 in player votes (18), and tied for No. 4 in media votes (0), for a weighted score of 8.75.

Paul, in his 15th NBA season and first with the Thunder, is averaging 17 points, five rebounds and 6.4 assists. He leads the league in clutch points this season (110). Paul, a nine-time All-Star, last made the All-Star team in 2016.

He still has a chance to be named an All-Star reserve this season. NBA coaches select the 14 reserves (seven from each conference). TNT will then announce the reserves on Jan. 30 during the 6 p.m. NBA Tip-off show.

All-Star starters

Western ConferenceLeBron James* (Los Angeles Lakers), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers), Luka Dončić (Dallas), James Harden (Houston) 

Eastern Conference: Giannis Antetokounmpo* (Milwaukee), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia), Pascal Siakam (Toronto), Trae Young (Atlanta), Kemba Walker (Boston)

*Team captain


Thunder players receiving All-Star votes

Name – Player votes – Player rank – Fan votes – Fan rank – Media votes – Media rank – Weighted score

Front court

Steven Adams – 24 – 9 – 212,331 – 19 – 0 – 8 –13.75

Danilo Gallinari – 9 – 17 -- 199,399 – 20 – 0 – 8 – 16.25

Nerlens Noel – 5 – 29 – 38,571 – 41 – 0 – 8 -- 29.75

Darius Bazley – 1 – 61 – 15,876 – 61 – 0 – 8 – 47.75

Abdel Nader – 1 – 61 – 13,487 – 67 – 0 – 8 – 50.75

Muscala, Mike – 1 – 61 – 6,240 – 88 – 0 – 8 – 61.25

Justin Patton – 0 -- 85 – 1,874 – 114 – 0 – 8 – 80.25

Back court

Chris Paul – 18 – 9 – 446,095 – 11 – 0 – 4 – 8.75

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – 17 – 10 – 313,492 – 13 – 0 – 4 – 10

Dennis Schroder – 6 – 23 -- 118,500 – 26 – 0 – 4 – 19.75

Hamidou Diallo – 1 – 39 – 20,475 – 48 – 0 – 4 – 34.75

Terrance Ferguson – 0 – 64 – 21,058 – 47 – 0 – 4 – 40.5

Andre Roberson – 1 – 39 – 4,863 – 77 – 0 – 4 -- 49.25

Luguentz Dort – 1 – 39 – 4,625 – 78 – 0 – 4 – 49.75

Deonte Burton – 1 – 39 – 4,216 – 81 – 0 – 4 – 51.25

Related Photos
Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) rubs his jaw during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Oklahoma State lost 76-64. Oklahoma City lost 115-108. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) rubs his jaw during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Oklahoma State lost 76-64. Oklahoma City lost 115-108. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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