The 2018 NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get a feel for who will be playing in the game. Fan voting has been open for a while now, and the NBA just released the first tallies. Not surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors are doing very well.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant lead their respective categories (guard, and frontcourt), and have the highest vote totals in the Western Conference. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are both fourth in their categories, with very high vote totals.
The fan vote is ongoing, so positioning will likely change over the next few weeks. It’s also not definitive, as the fans are only responsible for 50% of the votes (media members and NBA players each get 25% of the say). After the starters are announced, NBA coaches vote for the reserves.
Each conference gets five starters (two guards and three frontcourt players) and seven reserves (two guards, three frontcourt players, and two wild cards). While the conferences have “starters” for announcement purposes, the leading vote getters in each conference will draft teams from all the available talent.
Based on the fan voting, the captains for the two conferences would currently be Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The All-Star Game takes place on February 18, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And there will likely be three or four Warriors in it!