Damian Lillard Still Sixth in Western Conference All-Star Voting
The latest fan voting returns for the NBA All-Star game are in, and Damian Lillard still lags behind the competition. Lillard ranks sixth among Western Conference guards, trailing the likes of Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. Surprisingly, neither Westbrook or Harden rank as starters among the fans; Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick lead the fan voting at the position.
The fan vote, which opened Dec. 25, accounts for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters.
Current NBA players account for 25 percent of the vote, as does a media panel. Every voter will complete one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting for NBA players and media also concludes on Jan. 21
The All-Star starters — and captains — will be announced Jan. 24. Reserves will be announced Jan. 31.