The most valuable player in the NBA final, Kevin Durant, was eliminated from the Western Conference five times in the last fan vote for the all-star game, the league announced Thursday.
Paul George, of Oklahoma City, supplanted Durant in the group of five leaving the West. George joins Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic in the forward zone of the conference and Minnesota Timberwolves Guards Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors in behind the scenes.
Kevin Durant (35) of the Warriors is the fourth player to vote for the West Conference players, behind the LeBron James of the Lakers, Luka Doncic of the Mavericks and Paul George of OKC (above). Noah Graham / NBAE via Getty Images
James is leading the fan vote rankings, which will end on January 21st. Doncic moved into second place in the Western Conference, surpassing Rose and Curry.
Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia's 76-year-old Joel Embiid, Miami Heat goaltender Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving join Antetokounmpo at the top of the conference vote Is.
The vote of the fans, which opened on December 25, represents 50% of the votes to determine the 10 starters.
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All current NBA players and a group of basketball journalists each represent 25% of the vote. Each elector will complete a complete ballot with two guards and three players from the rostrum before each conference. Voting for NBA players and media will also end on January 21st.
The format of the selection teams of the last season remains in place.
The best voters of each conference will serve as team captains. Each captain will write lists of the group of players voted as starters and reservists at each conference. Captains can choose players for their teams regardless of conference affiliation. Reserves will be determined by a vote of the NBA's main coaches.
The captains' project will be televised this season. This was not televised in 2018, the first year of the captain format.
At the moment, the great man of the Pelicans of Durant and New Orleans, Anthony Davis, rank respectively fourth and fifth in the pre-game Western Conference. Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook remain the third and fourth guards of the conference, respectively.
In the Eastern Conference, Charlotte Hornets' Hornets, Kemba Walker, and Simples, Ben Simmons, are third and fourth in the backstage vote, respectively. Boston striker Jayson Tatum and Philadelphia striker Jimmy Butler are fourth and fifth respectively in the stands.
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Other points to note: Vince Carter, 41, is the seventh player in the Eastern Conference, while Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers' guard, is the eighth in the league's conference guards. Where is. The Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins - who have not played in the NBA for nearly 12 months because of a rupture of the left Achilles tendon but who should return on January 18 – remain 10th among the players of the Western Conference.
Newcomers and captains will be announced on January 24th. Reserves will be announced on January 31st.
The details of the repechage of the stars have not yet been announced.