Yesterday, the NBA released the first results of the voting for the 2020 All-Star game. The Western Conference backcourt was led by Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks) with 1,073,957 votes, and the Eastern conference backcourt was led by Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with 443,412 votes.
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The Western Conference Frontcourt winner so far is 15–time All-Star LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) with a commanding 1,020,851 votes. The Eastern Conference is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukie Bucks) with 1,073,358 votes, an impressive lead even over his WC counterpart Lebron James.
Below are the top ten results for each conference
2020 Voting Round 1 Eastern Conference
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||MIL||1,073,358||Trae Young||ATL||443,412|
|Joel Embiid||PHI||606,534||Kyrie Irving||BKN||432,481|
|Pascal Siakam||TOR||544,302||Kemba Walker||BOS||432,031|
|Jimmy Butler||MIA||431,483||Derrick Rose||DET||233,669|
|Jayson Tatum||BOS||364,137||Zach LaVine||CHI||174,991|
|Tacko Fall||BOS||110,269||Ben Simmons||PHI||159,065|
|Bam Adebayo||MIA||104,086||Jaylen Brown||BOS||156,537|
|Gordon Hayward||BOS||75,420||Kyle Lowry||TOR||154,139|
|Andre Drummond||DET||68,076||Bradley Beal||WAS||149,640|
|Domantas Sabonis||IND||67,482||Spencer Dinwiddie||BKN||94,618|
2020 Voting Round 1 Western Conference
|LeBron James||LAL||1,020,851||Luka Dončić||DAL||1,073,957|
|Anthony Davis||LAL||955,246||James Harden||HOU||749,080|
|Kawhi Leonard||LAC||740,657||Damian Lillard||POR||202,498|
|Paul George||LAC||280,894||Stephen Curry||GSW||191,149|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||MIN||173,129||Russell Westbrook||HOU||189,005|
|Kristaps Porzingis||DAL||171,749||D’Angelo Russel||GSW||122,499|
|Nikola Jokić||DEN||160,934||Donovan Mitchell||UTA||108,349|
|Carmelo Anthony||POR||142,292||Alex Caruso||LAL||92,233|
|Brandon Ingram||NOP||118,188||Devin Booker||PHX||91,817|
|Dwight Howard||LAL||69,785||Ja Morant||MEM||77,081|
The Delightful Dončić
This will make Luka Dončić’s second All-Star appearance in the two years he’s been in the NBA, not a bad way to start a career. Luka is having a blockbuster year and has taken the spotlight since the 2019-2020 season began.
He’s averaging 29.1 points per game, but the really amazing stats are the 9.6 rebounds, and the 8.9 assists he’s dishing out. These are incredible numbers for a small forward, not to mention a second-year player.
A Salute To Melo
Carmelo Anthony currently holds the #7 spot in the Western Conference Frontcourt after returning to the NBA this season. Melo joined the struggling Blazers and has given them solid minutes so far. Early voting shows him, and teammate Damian Lillard (#3 In Backcourt Voting) could be heading to Chicago this February.
Since his return, Anthony has put up excellent numbers in the limited minutes he’s played. Averaging 16 points and six rebounds per game, he’s definitely contributed to the injury-ridden Blazers. If the Blazers can get healthy again, things could change quickly in the Western Conference.
Voting & Game Information
- Voting is open through Jan. 20
- The game takes place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The NBA plans to release the official starters and team captains on January 23rd.
- Two voting updates will be released on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 16.
- Five 2-for-1 Days allow fans to have their votes count twice. The 2-for-1 Days are Jan. 2, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 16 and Jan. 20.
- For more information on how to vote CLICK HERE