Monday, 22 January, 2018

Chris Paul, James Harden among leaders in latest All-Star voting returns

Chris Paul James Harden among leaders in latest All Star voting returns Chris Paul James Harden among leaders in latest All Star voting returns
Rita Gibson | 12 January, 2018, 16:43

The players polling the most outright votes in each conference will be selected as captains.

Under the new All-Star Game format, the top two vote-getters in each conference will be named team captains and will choose their teams based on the pool of players voted in as starters and reserves.

In the Eastern Conference, specifically, it's essentially yearly battle to see who gets to take on - or, more precisely, lose - to LeBron James in the playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors playmaker Stephen Curry are on course to be chosen as conference captains for next month's All-Star Game in Los Angeles, voting results showed Thursday. Curry, who has received just under 1.4 million, has a narrow edge on Durant among West players.

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Voting for the All-Star game for fans, players and media ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the third-leading vote-getter in the East frontcourt category with 784,287.

These are my picks for the starters and captain coming out of the Western Conference. Because of the number of votes they already have Curry and Durant are locked as starters, leaving one guard position open and two frontcourt slots.

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, are fifth and seventh among the West's frontcourt players. Although he is a little under 200,000 votes behind James Harden, I believe Russell Westbrook will leapfrog him for the final guard spot mostly due to Harden's current injury.

One through four are Golden State's Kevin Durant, New Orleans' Anthony Davis, Golden State's Draymond Green and New Orleans' DeMarcus Cousins.

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