Breaking: No Bucks In All-Star Contention After Second Returns

LeBron James leads all vote-getters after the second returns.

The NBA released the second All-Star voting returns this week, and LeBron James continues to lead all players with 854,105 votes.

The returns (included below) list the top 15 frontcourt and top 10 backcourt vote-getters in each conference. The first returns, released on Dec. 12, included no Milwaukee Bucks, and two more weeks of voting has not changed that.

It’s certainly no surprise to see the list devoid of any players from the league’s doormat. No Milwaukee players average more than 13.9 points per game (Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo), and only John Henson (20.4) and Miroslav Raduljica (18.5) boast PER’s above the league average (15.0).

Voting continues through January 20, nearly a month before the All-Star game on Sunday, February 16 in New Orleans. If balloting ended today, James would be joined in the Eastern Conference starting lineup by Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving. Kevin Durant, the West’s leading vote-getter, would start alongside Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. Only the starting five is decided via fan voting, while head coaches vote for reserves.

Complete second returns:

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt:

1. LeBron James (Mia) 854,105
2. Paul George (Ind) 712,808
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 580,795
4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 304,829
5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 222,861
6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 137,520
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 101,308
8. Andre Drummond (Det) 91,132
9. Jeff Green (Bos) 78,693
10. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 77,496
11. Luol Deng (Chi) 73,418
12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 64,861
13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 60,541
14. Brook Lopez (BKN) 52,907
15. Josh Smith (Det) 46,836

Backcourt:

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 565,455
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 524,000
3. Derrick Rose (Chi) 299,950
4. John Wall (Was) 210,988
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 143,714
6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 111,335
7. Deron Williams (BKN) 74,047
8. George Hill (Ind) 66,030
9. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 50,444
10. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 48,744

Western Conference

Frontcourt:

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 850,728
2. Dwight Howard (Hou) 408,623
3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 399,357
4. Kevin Love (Min) 377,941
5. Tim Duncan (SA) 312,809
6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 282,613
7. Anthony Davis (NO) 188,589
8. Pau Gasol (LAL) 177,883
9. Andre Iguodala (GS) 145,089
10. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 126,025
11. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 106,369
12. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 99,903
13. David Lee (GS) 89,858
14. Omer Asik (Hou) 79,591
15. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 76,110

Backcourt:

1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 723,031
2. Chris Paul (LAC) 533,647
3. Stephen Curry (GS) 481,698
4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 358,725
5. James Harden (Hou) 270,476
6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 216,070
7. Tony Parker (SA) 158,329
8. Damian Lillard (Por) 105,880
9. Ricky Rubio (Min) 81,829
10. Steve Nash (LAL) 81,377

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