First returns of 2019 NBA All-Star voting results

    Today, the NBA issued the first round of the NBA All-Star voting results. We are happy to see that with Luka Doncic (679,839 votes so far) a rookie and new European player to the NBA is on a very promising path to make it to the 2019 All-Star Game:

    2019 Voting Round 1 Western Conference

    FrontcourtTeamVotesGuardsTeamVotes
    LeBron JamesLAL 1,083,363Stephen CurryGSW 793,111
    Anthony DavisNOP 605,417Russell WestbrookOKC 459,792
    Kevin DurantGSW 659,968James HardenHOU 541,606
    Luka DoncicDAL 679,839Derrick RoseMIN 698,086
    Kyle KuzmaLAL 195,477Lonzo BallLAL 175,040
    Nikola JokicDEN 235,272DeMar DeRozanSAS 197,524
    Steven AdamsOKC 261,327Damian LillardPOR 200,609
    Paul GeorgeOKC 580,055Klay ThompsonGSW 247,618
    Draymond GreenGSW 138,017Devin BookerPHO 111,897
    Total 4,531,712Total 3,526,387
    DeMarcus CousinsGSW 92,977Chris PaulHOU 101,104

    2019 Voting Round 1 Eastern Conference

    FrontcourtTeamVotesGuardsTeamVotes
    Blake GriffinDET192,694Kyle LowryTOR180,571
    Vince CarterATL76,022Zach LaVineCHI128,605
    Andre DrummondDET68,204Jeremy LinATL62,573
    Gordon HaywardBOS66,492Bradley BealWAS61,269
    Total3,316,263Total2,584,390
    Al HorfordBOS62,288John WallWAS54,366
    Jayson TatumBOS214,622Victor OladipoIND198,009
    Jimmy ButlerPHI222,206Ben SimmonsPHI259,993
    Joel EmbiidPHI648,002Kemba WalkerCHA319,519
    Kawhi LeonardTOR774,172Dwyane WadeMIA409,156
    Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL991,561Kyrie IrvingBOS910,329

     

    Luka Doncic would be the first NBA rookie since Blake Griffin, who was selected for the NBA All-Star Event 2011 in Los Angeles, to become an All-Star Player in the first NBA season.

    Over the last decades, it became increasingly rare that fans voted rookies to the All-Star Game. The topic was also covered on reddit.

    In addition, Luka Doncic would only be the 21 non-US player to participate in an All-Star Game, and the 15 European player.

    Denver’s Nikola Jokic (235,272 votes so far) could also help to improve the number of European players to be selected for an All-Star Event. We recently covered the absence of international, and in particular also European players, in the All-Star Event in an article.

    Players from the Western Conference received more than 8,000,000 votes in total so far, compared to only around 5,900,000 fan votes for players engaged in the Eastern Conference.

    The voting started on Christmas day and is open until Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21, 2019). There is still enough time to support your favorite players.

    Don’t miss the 2-for-1 days (January 4, 10, 11, and 21). You can find all information about the voting procedures in this article.

    The next ballot update will follow in one week on Thursday, January 10. Stay tuned for the latest status updates.

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