Giannis Antetokounmpo Would Pick LeBron James 1st as All-Star Captain

06 January, 2018, 03:36 | Author: Cary Erickson
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The NBA announced Thursday that Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James are sitting atop the first batch of voting returns for the 2018 All-Star Game.

His performances this season have seen him enter the MVP conversation as he's averaging an incredible 29.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. Fans account for 50 percent of the votes, the other 50 is divided between players and a media panel.

The players will be sorted by their conference and position (guards and frontcourt players), with the two top guards and three top frontcourt players named as starters. West game this year-instead, the two captains will pick from the entire pool of players voted in by fans, media and their peers. So each team's captain must still pick players who would be All-Stars under the old format, but there are no longer conference restrictions. James is a close second at 856,080. New York's Kristaps Porzingis (359,459) was fourth. Russell Westbrook is third among backcourt players with 438,469 votes, Paul George is fifth in the frontcourt with 291,495 votes, and Carmelo Anthony rings in at number seven in the frontcourt with 194,239 votes. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.

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Curry and Houston's James Harden (602,040) were the top two guards.

Fan voting is half of the formula in determining the roster for February's All-Star Game, and the Warriors are represented well in the first count of votes from the National Basketball Association fans.

The next round of fan voting will be announced January 11 when things will start to get more interesting.


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