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2017 NBA All-Star Game Voting Update: Where does John Wall rank?

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2017 NBA All-Star Game Voting Update: Where does John Wall rank?

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.

RELATED: BREAKING DOWN WALL'S SENSATIONAL DECEMBER

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

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Wizards vs. Trail Blazers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards head to the West Coast to open a road swing against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Wizards (0-2) are looking for their first win when the head into Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (2-0).

After this game, the Wizards have a tough stretch ahead of them before playing in D.C. again, playing at: Golden State, Sacramento, LA (Lakers) and Memphis.

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat, 2018 NBA regular season Game 3
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Trail Blazers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Trail Blazers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS TV SCHEDULE

8:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

9:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard remains day-to-day with a back injury.
Trail Blazers: None

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, Wizards: After becoming the Wizards franchise leader in 3 points on Saturday, it is likely Beal will have a lot to prove to help the team get its first win.

Otto Porter, Jr., Wizards: Porter has had a slow start, so will he take more shots in Portland?

Damian Lillard, Portland: The Blazers' star is leading the way this season averaging 28.5 ppg and 6.5 assists per game. 

WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 111 games
Regular Season Record: Blazers lead 57-54
Last Meeting: Wizards won 106-92 in December 2017

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Dwight Howard 'out' for game vs. Trail Blazers, does not travel with team

Dwight Howard 'out' for game vs. Trail Blazers, does not travel with team

Due to an ongoing buttocks injury, Dwight Howard is listed as "out" for the Wizards' Monday night game in Portland against the Trail Blazers. Howard did not travel out west with the team for the five-game trip, according to NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller.

The news comes just four days after Wizards head coach Scott Brooks told the media that Howard would "definitely" make the trip. 

The veteran power forward was signed to the Wizards on a two-year free-agent deal in July worth $11 million, but has missed the Wizards' first two games of the regular season and all five of the team's preseason games. 

In Howard's absence, Brooks has turned to Ian Mahinmi, but his foul trouble has proved worrisome for the Wizards' lineup so far.

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