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Mitchell, Lillard Remain Among Top Guards In Latest NBA All-Star Fan Vote

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) talks with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during a foul shot as the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers play at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Portland won 126-118. Courtesy of Deseret News.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell and Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard remained among the top 10 Western Conference guards in the third fan voting update released by the NBA.

Mitchell stayed at No. 7 with 673, 917 fan votes while Lillard held steady at No. 3 among Western Conference guards with 984,140 votes in the update released on Thursday, January 16.

The Jazz and Blazers guards have remained at the No. 3 and No. 7 positions since the first fan vote was released on January 2.

Donovan Mitchell

Mitchell continued to be the only Jazzman listed on the fan vote.

The Jazz haven’t had an all-star since 2017 when former Jazzman and current Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward. Mitchell received nearly 33,000 more votes than Hayward in the first returns.

In 39 games this season, Mitchell has averaged 24.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. He ranks No. 15 in the NBA for scoring per game.

Damian Lillard

Lillard’s averaged 26.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists. He ranks No. 7 in scoring in the league.

The Blazers point guard played for the Weber State Wildcats from 2008-2012. He was drafted by Portland with the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

He scored 1,934 points during his time as a Wildcat. His jersey was retired by the university in 2017.

Fan Vote

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James received the most fan votes followed by Dallas’ Luka Dončić and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Western Conference Voting

Western Conference Guards:

  1. Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks)
  2. James Harden (Houston Rockets)
  3. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  4. Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers)
  5. Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)
  6. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  7. Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
  8. Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
  9. D’Angelo Russell (Golden State Warriors)
  10. Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)

Western Conference Frontcourt:

  1. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  2. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
  4. Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
  5. Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets)
  6. Carmelo Anthony (Portland Trailblazers)
  7. Kristaps Porzingis (Dallas Mavericks)
  8. Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  9. Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)
  10. Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers)

Eastern Conference Voting

Eastern Conference Guards:

  1. Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)
  2. Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
  3. Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
  4. Derrick Rose (Detroit Pistons)
  5. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
  6. Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
  7. Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
  8. Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers)
  9. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
  10. Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors)

Eastern Conference Frontcourt:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
  2. Pascal Siakim (Toronto Raptors)
  3. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
  4. Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
  5. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  6. Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics)
  7. Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
  8. Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics)
  9. Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers)
  10. Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

The 2020 NBA All-Star teams are drafted from a pool of players voted as starters and reserves. The rosters will be selected by two captains. The captains will be the top vote-getters from each conference. Currently, those captains would be James and Antetokounmpo.

The All-Star game starters voted on by the fans will be announced on Thursday, January 23. Fans can vote for players on vote.NBA.com, the NBA app, Google.com, or Google Assistant.

NBA All-Star voting ends on Monday, January 20.

All-Star game reserves are selected by NBA head coaches. The reserves will be announced on Thursday, January 30.

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