Portland Trail Blazers players Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony are both represented in the first NBA All-Star Game voting returns, the league announced Thursday. Lillard ranks third among guards with 202,498 votes. He trails Luka Doncic (first with over 1 million votes) and James Harden (second with 749K votes), but is ahead of Stephen Curry (fourth with 191K votes).
Anthony currently has 142,292 votes, good for eighth among West frontcourt players. He’s behind Nikola Jokic (seventh with almost 161K votes) and ahead of Brandon Ingram (ninth with 118K votes). You can find the full voting numbers here, or below:
Luka and Giannis have the early lead in All-Star voting ... pic.twitter.com/dPUxgZ7aQO— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 2, 2020
Fan voting will remain open until Jan. 20. It accounts for 50% of the formula that determines All-Star starters, with the media and player vote each being 25%. Two guards and three frontcourt players will be selected as starters based off the voting.
The All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 16 in Chicago.