Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

NBA All-Star Voting: Second Returns Released

NBA All-Star Voting: Second Returns Released

Thunder forward Paul George has moved up to third in the second fan returns of All-Star 2019 voting for Western Conference frontcourt players, the National Basketball Association announced Thursday afternoon.

Golden State's Stephen Curry (2,094,158) has increased his lead among West guards, while the Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose (1,986,840) remains in second place.

Fans account for 50% of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the game. Current NBA players and a panel of basketball media each account for 25% of the remaining vote. Ball and Kuzma, along with Brandon Ingram, were selected to the Rising Stars Game last season. Voting for fans, players and media concludes Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

The latest round of All-Star voting returns are in and, at the very top of each conference, nothing has changed. Captains can choose players for their teams regardless of conference affiliation.

Dwyane Wade is also likely to get a farewell All-Star mention, getting close to 1,200,000 votes in his last season in the National Basketball Association. Boston forward Jayson Tatum and Philadelphia forward Jimmy Butler are fourth and fifth, respectively, in conference frontcourt voting. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins - who hasn't played an National Basketball Association game in almost 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon but is expected to return January 18 - remains 10th among Western Conference frontcourt players. The network will announce reserves, selected by National Basketball Association head coaches, on Thursday, Jan. 31. He's having quite the rookie season and deserves to play in the All-Star game because of his star appeal and his play on the court.

Complete details of the second 2019 NBA All-Star Game fan voting update below.

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