NBA All-Star Game Rosters 2017: Voting Results for Starters, Predicting Reserves

January 20th, 2017 by Paul Kasabian Leave a reply »

Although the player with the NBA's highest player efficiency rating (Russell Westbrook at 29.5, per ESPN.com) isn't starting the NBA All-Star Game this year, the starting lineups for the Eastern and Western Conferences, which were announced on Thursday night, are still loaded.

Eastern Conference Starting Lineup: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Milwaukee Bucks Swiss army knife Giannis Antetokounmpo

Western Conference Starting Lineup: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis

This season, players and the media were added to the voting pool. Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote, while players and media split the rest at 25 percent each.

Players are broken into two categories: backourt and frontcourt. The top two players in each backcourt post-voting got starting nods, whi ...

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Article written by Paul Kasabian

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