The second round of NBA All-Star voting results are officially in.
The Western Conference frontcourt goes as pretty much expected with LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis leading the voting. But the backcourt results are… interesting to say the least.
Here’s what stands out at first glance: there are three players that control a majority of the voting. Unlike the frontcourt results where really the top 5 have significant votes, clearly the voters for the West guards have a more clear picture.
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) and Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) are way ahead of the rest of the seven other Western Conference guards. Lillard has 1,615,916 more votes than the guard in fourth (Donovan Mitchell).
At second glance, you will see that Lillard has the third-most votes in the West. Behind Doncic. Interesting.
This season, Lillard is averaging 29.4 points, 7.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Trail Blazers (13-10) are currently fifth in the Western Conference standings.
Doncic is averaging 27.8 points, 9.3 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game, but the underwhelming Mavericks (12-14) haven’t hit their stride this season.
Seems like some on social media are also confused as to why Doncic has more votes than Dame…
Other Trail Blazers represented in the All-Star voting are Carmelo Anthony (10x All-Star) and CJ McCollum (looking for his first career All-Star selection).