NBA All-Star Voting: Second Returns Released

Ross Houston
January 12, 2019

Back-to-back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference starting five in the most recent fan voting for the All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.

With voting still underway, George is part of a Western Conference starting five led by James and also featuring Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Durant's Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry.

The NBA has just announced the results of the second round of All-Star voting, and it still looks like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for the two teams.


Kyrie Irving leads all Eastern Conference guards while Kawhi Leonard joins James, Doncic, Curry and Irving as the fifth player with at least 2 million votes.

The captains' draft will be televised this season.

Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


The fan vote, which opened on Christmas Day, accounts for 50% of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters.

The game will follow last year's format, with the two team captains drafting rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves and making their picks regardless of conference affiliation. Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook remain the third and fourth guards, respectively, in the conference.

National Basketball Association head coaches will vote for the reserves and also for replacement nominees in case of an injury, which could bring a few other names into consideration down the line. A third report on all-star balloting will come out on January 17 before the final votes are then revealed for the 10 starters on January 24.


The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend will be February 15-17 in Charlotte.

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