Paul George Remains Near Top of All-Star Voting

Paul George Remains Near Top of All-Star Voting

PG Second Among East Frontcourt Players, In Line to Start in Toronto.

In the latest update of All-Star voting released by the NBA, Paul George has maintained his position in third place, making him a virtual lock to start in what will be his third All-Star selection and second time being picked by the fans to start.

But since the NBA divides the starting five into two categories (two from the back court and three from front court) and PG-13 has has nearly twice as many as the next-leading vote-getters in the front court (Andre Drummond with 261,158 and Carmelo Anthony with 255,536) there isn’t any realistic way that he will be supplanted by two other players.

Paul George’s output and performance has slipped since a torrid start to the year that earned him Eastern Conference player of the month honors.

NBA ALL-STAR 2016 VOTING PRESENTED BY VERIZON

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt
1. LeBron James (Cle) 636,388
2. Paul George (Ind) 457,554
3. Andre Drummond (Det) 261,158
4. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 255,536
5. Pau Gasol (Chi) 209,006
6. Chris Bosh (Mia) 194,429
7. Kevin Love (Cle) 172,517
8. Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 168,549
9. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 160,170
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 48,768
11. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 30,023
12. Marcin Gortat (Was) 27,185
13. Joakim Noah (Chi) 23,121
14. DeMarre Carroll (Tor) 22,797
15. Paul Millsap (Atl) 21,625

Guards
1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 562,558
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 271,094
3. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 242,276
4. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 220,429
5. John Wall (Was) 207,274
6. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 170,539
7. Derrick Rose (Chi) 159,787
8. Jeremy Lin (Cha) 122,988
9. Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 87,452
10. Reggie Jackson (Det) 44,525

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