On Thursday afternoon, the NBA released its first batch of fan votes for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
John Wall, who was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December, looks well on his way to securing a spot in the All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career. Wall currently sits in seventh place among Eastern Conference guards.
Wall garnered 87,360 votes as of the first update, which is 41,580 votes less than Raptors' Kyle Lowry, who sits in sixth place. While there are a lot of talented guards in the Eastern Conference, it's hard to argue that any more than two or three of them — Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas — are having better seasons than Wall. But remember, this is just the fan vote and does not determine the entire All-Star rosters.
The fan vote does, however, determine the starters for the All-Star Game.
Overall, Wall ranks No. 15 in the Eastern Conference among fan votes. LeBron James is the leading vote-getter with 595,288. Voting ends on Jan. 16.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans, La.
2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME VOTING RESULTS: FIRST UPDATE
EASTERN CONFERENCE GUARDS:
1. Kyrie Irving - CLE: 543,030
2. Dwyane Wade - CHI: 278,052
3. DeMar DeRozan - TOR: 253,340
4. Isaiah Thomas - BOS: 193,297
5. Derrick Rose - NY: 129,924
6. Kyle Lowry - TOR: 128,940
7. John Wall - WAS: 87,360
8. Jeremy Lin - BKN: 59,562
9. Kemba Walker - CHA: 52,122
10. Avery Bradley - BOS: 32,822
EASTERN CONFERENCE FRONTCOURT:
1. LeBron James - CLE: 595,288
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo - MIL: 500,663
3. Kevin Love - CLE: 250,347
4. Joel Embiid - PHI: 221,984
5. Carmelo Anthony - NY: 189,817
6. Jimmy Butler - CHI: 189,066
7. Kristaps Porzingis - NY: 184,166
8. Paul George - IND: 138,332
9. Hassan Whiteside - MIA: 72,628
10. Jabari Parker - MIL: 64,141