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