NBA Season Preview: The Boston Celtics

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Thumbnail image for Pierce_celebrate.jpgLast season: 50-32 during the regular season, but 17-17 down the stretch as key players got rest and healthy for the playoffs. Then they played like the 2008 Celtics in the postseason and advanced all the way to Game 7 of the NBA Finals before falling.

Head Coach: Doc Rivers, back for what may well be his final season. That may come up in motivational speeches by team members.

Key Departures: Tony Allen will be missed; Rasheed Wallace will only be missed by sports talk radio hosts on a slow day looking to piss off Celtics faithful by bringing him up.

Key Additions: Jermaine O’Neal and Shaquille O’Neal, who will bring some scoring to the Celtics front line that Kendrick Perkins could not. They will not bring his defense, however. Also added were DeLonte West and Von Wafer, the former of which will make good contributions.

We also need to note under additions that they kept the core of this team together. Boston could have let Paul Pierce and Ray Allen go and started to rebuild this team around Rajon Rondo, but they brought everybody back for a couple years and a couple more runs at it. Then the rebuilding will start.

Best case scenario: An NBA Championship. They were within one game of it last year and may have pulled it off if Kendrick Perkins had been healthy for Game 7 in Los Angeles. (But the Lakers dealt with injuries, too, so it’s a slippery slope.) This team is poised to make two more runs at a title, then the rebuilding will start in Boston.

For that to happen: Two key things will have to take place. First, this team has to stay healthy. That is true of the contenders in Miami and Los Angeles and everywhere else, too, but it is particularly key for a Celtics squad just slightly younger than Dick Bavetta.

The health thing starts with Kevin Garnett coming back healthy enough to be 90 percent of his 2008 self. He is still the heart and soul of this team, he is the guy who makes the defense work, who can get some easy buckets in the halfcourt. Along with that, Kendrick Perkins needs to come back and by the playoffs be close to the defensive force that he was before Game 6 of the finals last season. And, of course, no other key players can go down with big injuries.

The other key thing is that the Celtics defense has to remain as good as any in the league. It is going to have to do that with Lawrence Frank in charge of it, not Tom Thibodeau. It is going to have to be that way with Shaquille O’Neal and his defensive freelancing, his terrible pick-and-roll defense, getting key minutes. It’s going to have to be that good with Jermaine O’Neal as the starting center. It’s going to need that healthy Garnett we talked about before.

If the defense slips, so does Boston. It’s that simple.

More likely the Celtics will: Be right in there for an NBA title run. Just like in the paragraphs above. This team is one of your handful that is a legitimate title contender. There are questions to be answered, things that need to go their way, but they are in the mix. That is all you can ask to start the season.

I expect Rajon Rondo to continue is upward climb, to become more of the key cog of this team on offense.

Boston is going to need to work on integrating those additions. Particularly the two O’Neals along the front line — those two will bring more offense out of the five spot than the Celtics have seen in the Big 3 era. But neither of them are defensively focused. DeLonte West again is a good fit but will need to blend in. When Perkins comes back the front line rotations will need to be figured out and stabilized.

Still this is the core of a team that went to Game 7 of the NBA finals last season and won a title a couple years ago. This team knows how to answer the questions that are out there. If they can hold up physically, they will be able to answer them. They will be contenders.

There will come a time this season when the Celtics play .500 ball or below for 20 games or so. And we will all put our short memories on display. We will say they don’t look like contenders and this is different than last season, different than 2008. And Rivers will ignore everyone and work on getting guys rested and healthy for the playoffs. He knows if they are, they will be right there, knocking on the door of another banner for the crowded rafters.

Prediction: 50 wins. Same as last year. Certainly, the Celtics could easily win more, but like last season the focus by the Celtics will be less on the regular season and more on being healthy and rested come the playoffs. The depth up front could give them more wins, but the East is deeper too so there will be fewer nights when they win by just walking on the court. I think it all balances itself out.

Basically the same team as last year. One capable of winning a title if things go right.

Full 2020 NBA All-Star starter voting, from LeBron James to Jeff Green

NBA All-Star starter voting leader LeBron James vs. Jeff Green
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LeBron James and Jeff Green were on opposite ends of the spectrum while Cavaliers teammates.

Now, they’re on opposite ends of 2020 NBA All-Star starter voting.

LeBron James (Western Conference frontcourt), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Eastern Conference frontcourt) and Luka Doncic (Western Conference guards) each led their categories in all three voting segments – fans, players and media. LeBron claims the overall crown with the most fan votes.

On the flip side, Green got no player votes, no media votes and just 219 fan votes. Presumably, the Jazz waiving Green last month halted his votes, but that put him last on the complete All-Star starter voting list.

The big winners were the actual All-Star starters:

But now you can see how everyone stacked up with the NBA’s formula – which sums double a player’s rank in fan voting, his rank in player voting and his rank in media voting then divides by four for a “score.” Fan vote serves as tiebreaker.

Here’s every player’s rank in each category (total votes), sorted by score:

Eastern Conference guards

Player Team Fans Players Media Score
Trae Young ATL 3 (2,829,969) 3 (65) 2 (47) 1.75
Kemba Walker BOS 1 (2,309,416) 1 (115) 1 (92) 2.00
Kyrie Irving BRK 6 (2,426,946) 6 (42) 6 (2) 4.00
Derrick Rose DET 7 (1,891,732) 7 (40) 6 (2) 5.25
Kyle Lowry TOR 5 (1,199,518) 5 (44) 4 (16) 5.25
Zach LaVine CHI 7 (1,218,280) 7 (40) 6 (2) 5.75
Ben Simmons PHI 4 (824,128) 4 (59) 3 (30) 5.75
Bradley Beal WAS 2 (805,276) 2 (70) 5 (6) 6.25
Jaylen Brown BOS 13 (912,166) 13 (18) 11 (0) 9.50
Spencer Dinwiddie BRK 9 (459,419) 9 (30) 6 (2) 9.75
Fred VanVleet TOR 12 (797,196) 12 (19) 11 (0) 10.75
Devonte' Graham CHA 10 (215,893) 10 (29) 11 (0) 11.75
Goran Dragic MIA 23 (476,350) 23 (5) 11 (0) 14.00
Eric Bledsoe MIL 11 (169,665) 11 (27) 11 (0) 14.00
Malcolm Brogdon IND 14 (162,014) 14 (17) 11 (0) 15.25
Kendrick Nunn MIA 19 (179,648) 19 (8) 11 (0) 15.50
Tyler Herro MIA 23 (203,895) 23 (5) 11 (0) 16.00
Josh Richardson PHI 15 (72,691) 15 (13) 11 (0) 17.50
George Hill MIL 19 (66,433) 19 (8) 11 (0) 19.00
Evan Fournier ORL 29 (115,174) 29 (2) 10 (1) 19.75
RJ Barrett NYK 23 (58,061) 23 (5) 11 (0) 21.50
Isaiah Thomas WAS 29 (61,730) 29 (2) 11 (0) 22.00
Wesley Matthews MIL 29 (60,244) 29 (2) 11 (0) 22.50
Collin Sexton CLE 17 (41,814) 17 (10) 11 (0) 22.50
Markelle Fultz ORL 26 (48,473) 26 (4) 11 (0) 23.25
Coby White CHI 29 (43,268) 29 (2) 11 (0) 24.50
Jeremy Lamb IND 18 (33,506) 18 (9) 11 (0) 24.75
Victor Oladipo IND 29 (42,647) 29 (2) 11 (0) 25.00
Terry Rozier CHA 15 (28,719) 15 (13) 11 (0) 25.00
Jordan Clarkson CLE 62 (215,141) 62 (0) 11 (0) 25.25
Terence Davis TOR 41 (51,694) 41 (1) 11 (0) 26.50
Marcus Smart BOS 62 (117,613) 62 (0) 11 (0) 27.75
Norman Powell TOR 62 (106,020) 62 (0) 11 (0) 28.75
Furkan Korkmaz PHI 41 (41,797) 41 (1) 11 (0) 29.00
Donte DiVincenzo MIL 41 (41,070) 41 (1) 11 (0) 29.50
Caris LeVert BRK 27 (21,394) 27 (3) 11 (0) 30.00
Matisse Thybulle PHI 41 (31,116) 41 (1) 11 (0) 31.00
Joe Harris BRK 41 (28,590) 41 (1) 11 (0) 32.00
John Wall WAS 29 (19,538) 29 (2) 11 (0) 32.00
Pat Connaughton MIL 41 (25,298) 41 (1) 11 (0) 32.50
Kevin Huerter ATL 29 (18,408) 29 (2) 11 (0) 32.50
Patrick McCaw TOR 41 (22,294) 41 (1) 11 (0) 33.00
Isaac Bonga WAS 29 (17,946) 29 (2) 11 (0) 33.50
Aaron Holiday IND 22 (13,871) 22 (6) 11 (0) 34.25
Darius Garland CLE 19 (10,870) 19 (8) 11 (0) 35.00
Kyle Korver MIL 62 (39,282) 62 (0) 11 (0) 35.25
Brad Wanamaker BOS 62 (20,683) 62 (0) 11 (0) 39.25
Carsen Edwards BOS 62 (19,752) 62 (0) 11 (0) 39.75
Terrence Ross ORL 29 (7,963) 29 (2) 11 (0) 40.00
Justin Holiday IND 27 (7,744) 27 (3) 11 (0) 40.00
T.J. McConnell IND 41 (10,844) 41 (1) 11 (0) 41.00
Tomas Satoransky CHI 62 (17,980) 62 (0) 11 (0) 41.25
Matthew Dellavedova CLE 41 (10,207) 41 (1) 11 (0) 41.50
Luke Kennard DET 62 (17,282) 62 (0) 11 (0) 42.25
Dennis Smith Jr. NYK 29 (7,395) 29 (2) 11 (0) 42.50
Frank Ntilikina NYK 62 (16,613) 62 (0) 11 (0) 42.75
Matt Thomas TOR 62 (14,736) 62 (0) 11 (0) 43.25
Cam Reddish ATL 62 (14,288) 62 (0) 11 (0) 43.75
Trey Burke PHI 41 (7,553) 41 (1) 11 (0) 44.00
Romeo Langford BOS 62 (13,119) 62 (0) 11 (0) 44.75
Javonte Green BOS 62 (11,469) 62 (0) 11 (0) 45.25
Ryan Arcidiacono CHI 41 (6,513) 41 (1) 11 (0) 47.00
Dzanan Musa BRK 62 (9,309) 62 (0) 11 (0) 47.25
Kris Dunn CHI 62 (8,915) 62 (0) 11 (0) 47.75
D.J. Augustin ORL 41 (5,724) 41 (1) 11 (0) 49.50
Kevin Porter Jr. CLE 62 (7,552) 62 (0) 11 (0) 49.75
Svi Mykhailiuk DET 62 (7,529) 62 (0) 11 (0) 50.25
Garrett Temple BRK 62 (6,728) 62 (0) 11 (0) 51.25
Malik Monk CHA 62 (6,617) 62 (0) 11 (0) 51.75
Kadeem Allen NYK 41 (4,268) 41 (1) 11 (0) 52.00
Tremont Waters BOS 62 (6,215) 62 (0) 11 (0) 52.75
Elfrid Payton NYK 41 (4,180) 41 (1) 11 (0) 53.00
Dion Waiters MIA 62 (6,042) 62 (0) 11 (0) 53.25
Sterling Brown MIL 62 (5,939) 62 (0) 11 (0) 53.75
Dwayne Bacon CHA 41 (3,757) 41 (1) 11 (0) 54.00
Raul Neto PHI 62 (5,893) 62 (0) 11 (0) 54.25
Jordan McRae WAS 41 (3,582) 41 (1) 11 (0) 55.00
Langston Galloway DET 62 (5,558) 62 (0) 11 (0) 55.25
Ish Smith WAS 62 (5,436) 62 (0) 11 (0) 55.75
Denzel Valentine CHI 62 (4,879) 62 (0) 11 (0) 56.25
Tony Snell DET 62 (4,828) 62 (0) 11 (0) 56.75
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot BRK 29 (2,376) 29 (2) 11 (0) 57.00
Bruce Brown DET 62 (4,248) 62 (0) 11 (0) 57.75
Jordan Bone DET 29 (2,242) 29 (2) 11 (0) 58.00
Frank Mason MIL 62 (4,060) 62 (0) 11 (0) 58.75
Michael Carter-Williams ORL 41 (2,439) 41 (1) 11 (0) 59.50
Brandon Goodwin ATL 62 (3,701) 62 (0) 11 (0) 59.75
Reggie Bullock NYK 62 (3,210) 62 (0) 11 (0) 60.75
David Nwaba BRK 62 (3,181) 62 (0) 11 (0) 61.25
Marial Shayok PHI 41 (2,185) 41 (1) 11 (0) 61.50
Theo Pinson BRK 62 (3,058) 62 (0) 11 (0) 61.75
Allen Crabbe ATL 62 (2,877) 62 (0) 11 (0) 62.25
Allonzo Trier NYK 62 (2,863) 62 (0) 11 (0) 62.75
Charles Brown Jr. ATL 62 (2,706) 62 (0) 11 (0) 63.25
Edmond Sumner IND 62 (2,616) 62 (0) 11 (0) 63.75
Evan Turner ATL 62 (2,548) 62 (0) 11 (0) 64.25
Brandon Knight CLE 62 (2,305) 62 (0) 11 (0) 65.75
Shake Milton PHI 41 (1,496) 41 (1) 11 (0) 67.00
Shamorie Ponds TOR 62 (2,123) 62 (0) 11 (0) 67.25
Zhaire Smith PHI 62 (2,090) 62 (0) 11 (0) 67.75
Kobi Simmons CHA 41 (1,188) 41 (1) 11 (0) 68.00
Reggie Jackson DET 62 (2,077) 62 (0) 11 (0) 68.25
Garrison Mathews WAS 62 (1,999) 62 (0) 11 (0) 68.75
Shaquille Harrison CHI 62 (1,955) 62 (0) 11 (0) 69.25
Tim Frazier DET 41 (1,109) 41 (1) 11 (0) 69.50
Adam Mokoka CHI 62 (1,896) 62 (0) 11 (0) 69.75
Khyri Thomas DET 62 (1,837) 62 (0) 11 (0) 70.25
Damyean Dotson NYK 62 (1,823) 62 (0) 11 (0) 70.75
Max Strus CHI 62 (1,583) 62 (0) 11 (0) 71.25
Daryl Macon MIA 62 (1,545) 62 (0) 11 (0) 71.75
Naz Mitrou-Long IND 62 (1,236) 62 (0) 11 (0) 72.75
C.J. Miles WAS 62 (1,150) 62 (0) 11 (0) 73.75
Wayne Ellington NYK 62 (1,131) 62 (0) 11 (0) 74.25
Josh Magette ORL 62 (912) 62 (0) 11 (0) 75.25
Melvin Frazier Jr. ORL 62 (513) 62 (0) 11 (0) 75.75
Justin Robinson WAS 62 (477) 62 (0) 11 (0) 76.25
Chris Chiozza WAS 62 (271) 62 (0) 11 (0) 76.75

Eastern Conference frontcourt

Player Team Fans Players Media Score
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 1 (5,902,286) 1 (258) 1 (100) 1.00
Joel Embiid PHI 2 (3,110,185) 2 (125) 2 (81) 2.50
Pascal Siakam TOR 3 (3,293,494) 3 (106) 4 (50) 2.75
Jimmy Butler MIA 6 (2,784,717) 6 (81) 3 (66) 4.25
Jayson Tatum BOS 5 (2,177,910) 5 (89) 7 (0) 5.50
Bam Adebayo MIA 4 (718,240) 4 (91) 5 (2) 5.75
Domantas Sabonis IND 7 (564,027) 7 (40) 6 (1) 7.25
Andre Drummond DET 8 (428,418) 8 (30) 7 (0) 8.75
Tacko Fall BOS 21 (947,378) 21 (7) 7 (0) 10.00
Khris Middleton MIL 11 (349,404) 11 (16) 7 (0) 10.00
Kevin Love CLE 10 (308,767) 10 (17) 7 (0) 10.75
Tobias Harris PHI 9 (262,697) 9 (19) 7 (0) 11.50
Gordon Hayward BOS 22 (516,703) 22 (6) 7 (0) 11.75
Vince Carter ATL 22 (298,640) 22 (6) 7 (0) 14.25
Nikola Vucevic ORL 17 (169,804) 17 (11) 7 (0) 16.00
Al Horford PHI 11 (108,674) 11 (16) 7 (0) 16.00
Serge Ibaka TOR 37 (342,575) 37 (3) 7 (0) 17.00
Kevin Durant BRK 27 (233,468) 27 (5) 7 (0) 17.00
Brook Lopez MIL 19 (134,813) 19 (9) 7 (0) 17.00
Jarrett Allen BRK 16 (80,259) 16 (13) 7 (0) 19.75
Marc Gasol TOR 37 (201,196) 37 (3) 7 (0) 20.00
Enes Kanter BOS 30 (130,808) 30 (4) 7 (0) 20.25
Aaron Gordon ORL 27 (94,322) 27 (5) 7 (0) 20.50
Blake Griffin DET 44 (239,510) 44 (2) 7 (0) 20.75
Lauri Markkanen CHI 30 (92,748) 30 (4) 7 (0) 21.75
Thanasis Antetokounmpo MIL 22 (79,490) 22 (6) 7 (0) 21.75
OG Anunoby TOR 44 (185,087) 44 (2) 7 (0) 22.25
Davis Bertans WAS 30 (89,887) 30 (4) 7 (0) 22.75
DeAndre Jordan BRK 17 (68,857) 17 (11) 7 (0) 23.00
T.J. Warren IND 13 (62,591) 13 (15) 7 (0) 23.00
Myles Turner IND 13 (60,724) 13 (15) 7 (0) 23.50
Rui Hachimura WAS 30 (68,954) 30 (4) 7 (0) 25.75
Marcus Morris Sr. NYK 37 (69,691) 37 (3) 7 (0) 27.00
Tristan Thompson CLE 15 (41,019) 15 (14) 7 (0) 27.00
Chris Boucher TOR 44 (79,394) 44 (2) 7 (0) 27.75
Cedi Osman CLE 22 (45,625) 22 (6) 7 (0) 27.75
John Collins ATL 44 (72,873) 44 (2) 7 (0) 28.25
Julius Randle NYK 57 (90,202) 57 (1) 7 (0) 29.00
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI 22 (28,025) 22 (6) 7 (0) 29.25
Duncan Robinson MIA 44 (63,996) 44 (2) 7 (0) 30.25
Ersan Ilyasova MIL 44 (45,078) 44 (2) 7 (0) 33.75
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson TOR 57 (59,448) 57 (1) 7 (0) 35.00
Derrick Jones Jr. MIA 57 (53,407) 57 (1) 7 (0) 36.00
Jabari Parker ATL 37 (21,591) 37 (3) 7 (0) 36.00
Mo Bamba ORL 27 (18,725) 27 (5) 7 (0) 36.00
Taurean Prince BRK 19 (14,523) 19 (9) 7 (0) 36.50
Grant Williams BOS 44 (23,957) 44 (2) 7 (0) 36.75
Miles Bridges CHA 30 (15,987) 30 (4) 7 (0) 37.75
Justise Winslow MIA 57 (26,011) 57 (1) 7 (0) 39.00
P.J. Washington CHA 44 (20,059) 44 (2) 7 (0) 39.25
Meyers Leonard MIA 57 (22,605) 57 (1) 7 (0) 40.50
Sekou Doumbouya DET 44 (16,971) 44 (2) 7 (0) 40.75
Daniel Theis BOS 85 (57,690) 85 (0) 7 (0) 42.50
De'Andre Hunter ATL 57 (15,855) 57 (1) 7 (0) 45.00
Robin Lopez MIL 85 (26,843) 85 (0) 7 (0) 45.50
Mitchell Robinson NYK 85 (24,608) 85 (0) 7 (0) 46.50
Udonis Haslem MIA 57 (14,368) 57 (1) 7 (0) 46.50
Doug McDermott IND 44 (9,476) 44 (2) 7 (0) 48.25
Robert Williams III BOS 85 (20,945) 85 (0) 7 (0) 48.50
Thon Maker DET 57 (11,520) 57 (1) 7 (0) 48.50
Jonathan Isaac ORL 85 (20,577) 85 (0) 7 (0) 49.00
Kelly Olynyk MIA 57 (11,378) 57 (1) 7 (0) 49.50
Rodions Kurucs BRK 85 (20,050) 85 (0) 7 (0) 50.00
Larry Nance Jr. CLE 57 (11,265) 57 (1) 7 (0) 50.00
Thomas Bryant WAS 57 (10,495) 57 (1) 7 (0) 51.00
Nicolas Batum CHA 30 (6,315) 30 (4) 7 (0) 51.75
Chris Silva MIA 57 (9,399) 57 (1) 7 (0) 52.00
Markieff Morris DET 37 (6,921) 37 (3) 7 (0) 52.00
Bruno Fernando ATL 85 (15,204) 85 (0) 7 (0) 52.50
Moritz Wagner WAS 85 (13,815) 85 (0) 7 (0) 54.00
Dragan Bender MIL 57 (8,671) 57 (1) 7 (0) 54.00
Mike Scott PHI 85 (13,297) 85 (0) 7 (0) 54.50
Otto Porter Jr. CHI 57 (8,652) 57 (1) 7 (0) 54.50
Willy Hernangomez CHA 85 (11,783) 85 (0) 7 (0) 55.00
Alex Len ATL 85 (11,490) 85 (0) 7 (0) 56.00
Semi Ojeleye BOS 85 (10,911) 85 (0) 7 (0) 57.50
Christian Wood DET 57 (6,813) 57 (1) 7 (0) 57.50
Ignas Brazdeikis NYK 57 (6,086) 57 (1) 7 (0) 59.00
James Ennis III PHI 85 (9,344) 85 (0) 7 (0) 59.50
Cristiano Felicio CHI 44 (4,690) 44 (2) 7 (0) 59.75
Oshae Brissett TOR 85 (8,938) 85 (0) 7 (0) 60.00
DeAndre’ Bembry ATL 57 (5,908) 57 (1) 7 (0) 60.00
D.J. Wilson MIL 85 (8,871) 85 (0) 7 (0) 60.50
Thaddeus Young CHI 57 (5,765) 57 (1) 7 (0) 60.50
Taj Gibson NYK 37 (3,796) 37 (3) 7 (0) 61.00
Al-Farouq Aminu ORL 44 (4,136) 44 (2) 7 (0) 61.25
James Johnson MIA 57 (5,557) 57 (1) 7 (0) 61.50
Goga Bitadze IND 85 (8,378) 85 (0) 7 (0) 62.00
Daniel Gafford CHI 85 (7,168) 85 (0) 7 (0) 62.50
Troy Brown Jr. WAS 37 (3,453) 37 (3) 7 (0) 62.50
Ante Zizic CLE 85 (7,031) 85 (0) 7 (0) 63.00
Cody Zeller CHA 85 (7,022) 85 (0) 7 (0) 63.50
Norvel Pelle PHI 57 (4,338) 57 (1) 7 (0) 64.00
Kevin Knox II NYK 85 (6,456) 85 (0) 7 (0) 65.00
Nicolas Claxton BRK 44 (3,141) 44 (2) 7 (0) 65.25
Vincent Poirier BOS 85 (6,068) 85 (0) 7 (0) 66.50
Wilson Chandler BRK 57 (3,723) 57 (1) 7 (0) 66.50
Jonah Bolden PHI 57 (3,461) 57 (1) 7 (0) 67.00
Bismack Biyombo CHA 85 (5,757) 85 (0) 7 (0) 68.00
Bobby Portis NYK 85 (4,958) 85 (0) 7 (0) 69.00
Khem Birch ORL 30 (1,802) 30 (4) 7 (0) 69.25
Malcolm Miller TOR 85 (4,804) 85 (0) 7 (0) 69.50
Chandler Parsons ATL 57 (2,956) 57 (1) 7 (0) 69.50
Ian Mahinmi WAS 85 (4,507) 85 (0) 7 (0) 70.50
Damian Jones ATL 57 (2,861) 57 (1) 7 (0) 70.50
Cody Martin CHA 57 (2,571) 57 (1) 7 (0) 71.50
Kyle O'Quinn PHI 85 (3,920) 85 (0) 7 (0) 72.00
Stanley Johnson TOR 85 (3,866) 85 (0) 7 (0) 72.50
Dewan Hernandez TOR 85 (3,413) 85 (0) 7 (0) 75.00
T.J. Leaf IND 57 (1,939) 57 (1) 7 (0) 75.00
Dylan Windler CLE 85 (3,013) 85 (0) 7 (0) 76.00
Cameron Reynolds MIL 85 (2,887) 85 (0) 7 (0) 77.00
Chandler Hutchison CHI 85 (2,687) 85 (0) 7 (0) 78.00
Admiral Schofield WAS 85 (2,571) 85 (0) 7 (0) 78.50
KZ Okpala MIA 57 (1,590) 57 (1) 7 (0) 79.00
Alfonzo McKinnie CLE 85 (2,537) 85 (0) 7 (0) 79.50
Marvin Williams CHA 85 (2,146) 85 (0) 7 (0) 80.00
Dean Wade CLE 85 (1,964) 85 (0) 7 (0) 80.50
Wes Iwundu ORL 85 (1,952) 85 (0) 7 (0) 81.00
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist CHA 85 (1,942) 85 (0) 7 (0) 81.50
Amile Jefferson ORL 57 (893) 57 (1) 7 (0) 82.00
Luke Kornet CHI 85 (1,892) 85 (0) 7 (0) 82.50
Caleb Martin CHA 85 (1,761) 85 (0) 7 (0) 83.50
Alize Johnson IND 85 (1,703) 85 (0) 7 (0) 84.00
Brian Bowen II IND 85 (1,692) 85 (0) 7 (0) 84.50
Tyler Cook CLE 85 (1,686) 85 (0) 7 (0) 85.00
Louis King DET 85 (1,648) 85 (0) 7 (0) 85.50
Ivan Rabb NYK 85 (1,556) 85 (0) 7 (0) 86.50
John Henson CLE 85 (1,546) 85 (0) 7 (0) 87.00
JaKarr Sampson IND 85 (1,390) 85 (0) 7 (0) 87.50
Henry Ellenson BRK 85 (1,300) 85 (0) 7 (0) 88.00
Jalen McDaniels CHA 85 (949) 85 (0) 7 (0) 88.50
B.J. Johnson ORL 85 (892) 85 (0) 7 (0) 89.50
Robert Franks CHA 85 (746) 85 (0) 7 (0) 90.00

Western Conference guards

Player Team Fans Players Media Score
Luka Doncic DAL 1 (6,111,735) 1 (166) 1 (100) 1.00
James Harden HOU 2 (3,751,362) 2 (145) 2 (99) 2.00
Damian Lillard POR 3 (1,337,540) 3 (44) 3 (1) 3.00
Russell Westbrook HOU 5 (1,094,254) 5 (37) 4 (0) 4.75
Donovan Mitchell UTA 6 (928,911) 6 (34) 4 (0) 6.00
Devin Booker PHO 4 (811,479) 4 (39) 4 (0) 6.00
Ja Morant MEM 7 (629,473) 7 (22) 4 (0) 7.25
Chris Paul OKC 9 (446,095) 9 (18) 4 (0) 8.75
D'Angelo Russell GSW 12 (619,298) 12 (15) 4 (0) 9.00
Stephen Curry GSW 21 (1,043,882) 21 (7) 4 (0) 9.25
DeMar DeRozan SAS 12 (372,916) 12 (15) 4 (0) 10.00
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC 10 (313,492) 10 (17) 4 (0) 10.00
Lou Williams LAC 12 (218,455) 12 (15) 4 (0) 12.00
Jamal Murray DEN 10 (139,889) 10 (17) 4 (0) 15.00
Ricky Rubio PHO 19 (158,862) 19 (8) 4 (0) 16.25
C.J. McCollum POR 24 (174,709) 24 (5) 4 (0) 16.50
Lonzo Ball NOP 18 (149,772) 18 (9) 4 (0) 16.50
Danny Green LAL 39 (292,145) 39 (1) 4 (0) 17.75
Patrick Beverley LAC 12 (89,215) 12 (15) 4 (0) 18.00
Alex Caruso LAL 64 (1,284,932) 64 (0) 4 (0) 19.00
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL 39 (189,970) 39 (1) 4 (0) 19.25
Jrue Holiday NOP 12 (72,082) 12 (15) 4 (0) 19.50
Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL 39 (189,548) 39 (1) 4 (0) 19.75
Dennis Schroder OKC 23 (118,500) 23 (6) 4 (0) 19.75
De'Aaron Fox SAC 17 (83,601) 17 (10) 4 (0) 19.75
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 26 (119,092) 26 (4) 4 (0) 20.00
Mike Conley UTA 24 (75,971) 24 (5) 4 (0) 22.00
Will Barton DEN 8 (28,325) 8 (21) 4 (0) 22.50
Avery Bradley LAL 39 (119,823) 39 (1) 4 (0) 22.75
Buddy Hield SAC 26 (51,888) 26 (4) 4 (0) 23.50
Klay Thompson GSW 64 (247,424) 64 (0) 4 (0) 24.50
Patty Mills SAS 26 (36,507) 26 (4) 4 (0) 24.50
J.J. Barea DAL 29 (45,672) 29 (3) 4 (0) 24.75
Quinn Cook LAL 32 (35,051) 32 (2) 4 (0) 26.50
Rajon Rondo LAL 64 (170,892) 64 (0) 4 (0) 27.00
Alec Burks GSW 21 (21,634) 21 (7) 4 (0) 28.25
J.J. Redick NOP 39 (31,246) 39 (1) 4 (0) 29.25
Seth Curry DAL 64 (111,665) 64 (0) 4 (0) 30.50
Marco Belinelli SAS 32 (21,309) 32 (2) 4 (0) 32.00
Hamidou Diallo OKC 39 (20,475) 39 (1) 4 (0) 34.75
Damion Lee GSW 64 (32,345) 64 (0) 4 (0) 35.00
Jordan Poole GSW 32 (16,288) 32 (2) 4 (0) 35.00
Lonnie Walker IV SAS 39 (20,471) 39 (1) 4 (0) 35.25
Glenn Robinson III GSW 39 (17,370) 39 (1) 4 (0) 35.75
Dejounte Murray SAS 64 (29,113) 64 (0) 4 (0) 36.00
Delon Wright DAL 64 (27,956) 64 (0) 4 (0) 37.00
Ryan Broekhoff DAL 32 (13,521) 32 (2) 4 (0) 37.00
Ky Bowman GSW 29 (13,126) 29 (3) 4 (0) 37.25
Dillon Brooks MEM 19 (8,606) 19 (8) 4 (0) 37.25
Eric Gordon HOU 64 (27,803) 64 (0) 4 (0) 37.50
Jalen Brunson DAL 64 (26,372) 64 (0) 4 (0) 38.00
Derrick White SAS 39 (15,606) 39 (1) 4 (0) 38.25
Gary Harris DEN 64 (22,320) 64 (0) 4 (0) 38.50
Emmanuel Mudiay UTA 64 (21,546) 64 (0) 4 (0) 39.50
Terrance Ferguson OKC 64 (21,058) 64 (0) 4 (0) 40.50
Troy Daniels LAL 64 (17,101) 64 (0) 4 (0) 42.50
Austin Rivers HOU 64 (16,137) 64 (0) 4 (0) 43.50
Ben McLemore HOU 64 (15,942) 64 (0) 4 (0) 44.00
Grayson Allen MEM 32 (6,220) 32 (2) 4 (0) 44.50
Jarrett Culver MIN 39 (7,500) 39 (1) 4 (0) 44.75
Landry Shamet LAC 64 (13,258) 64 (0) 4 (0) 45.50
Nickeil Alexander-Walker NOP 29 (6,060) 29 (3) 4 (0) 45.75
Marko Guduric MEM 64 (12,018) 64 (0) 4 (0) 46.50
Bryn Forbes SAS 64 (11,709) 64 (0) 4 (0) 47.00
Jevon Carter PHO 39 (6,163) 39 (1) 4 (0) 47.25
Josh Hart NOP 64 (10,244) 64 (0) 4 (0) 47.50
Talen Horton-Tucker LAL 64 (9,933) 64 (0) 4 (0) 48.00
Jeff Teague MIN 39 (5,369) 39 (1) 4 (0) 48.75
Gerald Green HOU 64 (8,428) 64 (0) 4 (0) 49.00
Kent Bazemore POR 32 (4,383) 32 (2) 4 (0) 49.00
Andre Roberson OKC 39 (4,863) 39 (1) 4 (0) 49.25
Anfernee Simons POR 64 (7,962) 64 (0) 4 (0) 49.50
Luguentz Dort OKC 39 (4,625) 39 (1) 4 (0) 49.75
Chris Clemons HOU 64 (7,939) 64 (0) 4 (0) 50.00
Dante Exum UTA 64 (7,801) 64 (0) 4 (0) 50.50
Deonte Burton OKC 39 (4,216) 39 (1) 4 (0) 51.25
Malik Beasley DEN 64 (7,210) 64 (0) 4 (0) 51.50
Josh Okogie MIN 39 (4,137) 39 (1) 4 (0) 51.75
Monte Morris DEN 64 (6,556) 64 (0) 4 (0) 52.00
Shabazz Napier MIN 39 (3,720) 39 (1) 4 (0) 52.75
Jacob Evans GSW 64 (6,202) 64 (0) 4 (0) 53.00
Yuta Watanabe MEM 64 (6,141) 64 (0) 4 (0) 54.00
Justin Wright-Foreman UTA 39 (2,789) 39 (1) 4 (0) 55.25
Courtney Lee DAL 64 (4,504) 64 (0) 4 (0) 56.50
Derrick Walton Jr. LAC 39 (2,583) 39 (1) 4 (0) 57.75
Antonius Cleveland DAL 64 (4,094) 64 (0) 4 (0) 58.50
Rodney Hood POR 64 (3,697) 64 (0) 4 (0) 59.50
Frank Jackson NOP 39 (2,327) 39 (1) 4 (0) 59.75
Jalen Lecque PHO 64 (3,464) 64 (0) 4 (0) 60.00
De'Anthony Melton MEM 39 (2,240) 39 (1) 4 (0) 60.25
E'Twaun Moore NOP 64 (3,148) 64 (0) 4 (0) 60.50
Josh Reaves DAL 64 (2,979) 64 (0) 4 (0) 61.00
Miye Oni UTA 32 (1,851) 32 (2) 4 (0) 61.00
Yogi Ferrell SAC 39 (1,954) 39 (1) 4 (0) 61.75
Kyle Guy SAC 64 (2,757) 64 (0) 4 (0) 62.00
Jared Harper PHO 39 (1,907) 39 (1) 4 (0) 62.25
Tyler Johnson PHO 64 (2,689) 64 (0) 4 (0) 62.50
Cory Joseph SAC 64 (2,674) 64 (0) 4 (0) 63.00
Rodney McGruder LAC 64 (2,586) 64 (0) 4 (0) 63.50
PJ Dozier DEN 39 (1,652) 39 (1) 4 (0) 63.75
Nigel Williams-Goss UTA 64 (2,484) 64 (0) 4 (0) 64.50
Ty Jerome PHO 64 (2,359) 64 (0) 4 (0) 65.00
Jerome Robinson LAC 64 (2,345) 64 (0) 4 (0) 65.50
Tyus Jones MEM 64 (2,061) 64 (0) 4 (0) 67.00
Jordan McLaughlin MIN 39 (771) 39 (1) 4 (0) 67.25
Terance Mann LAC 64 (2,041) 64 (0) 4 (0) 67.50
Keldon Johnson SAS 64 (1,777) 64 (0) 4 (0) 69.50
Quinndary Weatherspoon SAS 64 (1,551) 64 (0) 4 (0) 70.50
Michael Frazier HOU 64 (1,312) 64 (0) 4 (0) 71.00
Kenrich Williams NOP 64 (983) 64 (0) 4 (0) 71.50
Justin James SAC 64 (981) 64 (0) 4 (0) 72.00
Jaylen Nowell MIN 64 (952) 64 (0) 4 (0) 72.50
John Konchar MEM 64 (774) 64 (0) 4 (0) 73.00
DaQuan Jeffries SAC 64 (737) 64 (0) 4 (0) 74.00
Josh Gray NOP 64 (678) 64 (0) 4 (0) 74.50
Treveon Graham MIN 64 (628) 64 (0) 4 (0) 75.00

Western Conference frontcourt

Player Team Fans Players Media Score
LeBron James LAL 1 (6,275,459) 1 (235) 1 (100) 1.00
Anthony Davis LAL 2 (5,813,769) 2 (181) 2 (96) 2.00
Kawhi Leonard LAC 3 (3,917,190) 3 (156) 3 (89) 3.00
Nikola Jokic DEN 4 (1,232,979) 4 (58) 4 (7) 4.50
Paul George LAC 5 (1,505,691) 5 (50) 7 (1) 5.00
Carmelo Anthony POR 7 (1,058,543) 7 (35) 8 (0) 6.75
Brandon Ingram NOP 6 (1,015,453) 6 (48) 6 (2) 7.00
Kristaps Porzingis DAL 11 (1,029,403) 11 (23) 8 (0) 8.25
Rudy Gobert UTA 9 (622,699) 9 (24) 5 (5) 9.00
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 13 (960,600) 13 (18) 8 (0) 9.75
Bojan Bogdanovic UTA 12 (374,370) 12 (20) 8 (0) 11.50
Draymond Green GSW 18 (277,681) 18 (8) 8 (0) 13.50
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHO 16 (267,186) 16 (10) 8 (0) 13.50
Steven Adams OKC 9 (212,331) 9 (24) 8 (0) 13.75
Montrezl Harrell LAC 14 (218,090) 14 (16) 8 (0) 14.50
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 8 (162,470) 8 (25) 8 (0) 16.00
Danilo Gallinari OKC 17 (199,399) 17 (9) 8 (0) 16.25
Clint Capela HOU 21 (170,318) 21 (7) 8 (0) 17.75
Andrew Wiggins MIN 35 (246,604) 35 (4) 8 (0) 18.75
Kyle Kuzma LAL 44 (505,901) 44 (2) 8 (0) 19.00
Joe Ingles UTA 24 (169,313) 24 (6) 8 (0) 19.00
Jonas Valanciunas MEM 18 (103,574) 18 (8) 8 (0) 21.00
Dwight Howard LAL 61 (948,368) 61 (1) 8 (0) 22.25
Eric Paschall GSW 21 (84,982) 21 (7) 8 (0) 23.25
Aron Baynes PHO 24 (85,452) 24 (6) 8 (0) 23.50
Deandre Ayton PHO 18 (65,812) 18 (8) 8 (0) 23.50
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM 14 (60,236) 14 (16) 8 (0) 23.50
Boban Marjanovic DAL 44 (165,510) 44 (2) 8 (0) 24.50
Dwight Powell DAL 44 (156,275) 44 (2) 8 (0) 25.50
Kostas Antetokounmpo LAL 24 (63,400) 24 (6) 8 (0) 25.50
JaVale McGee LAL 61 (226,862) 61 (1) 8 (0) 25.75
Zion Williamson NOP 44 (137,937) 44 (2) 8 (0) 26.00
Nemanja Bjelica SAC 29 (59,189) 29 (5) 8 (0) 27.75
Nerlens Noel OKC 29 (38,571) 29 (5) 8 (0) 29.75
P.J. Tucker HOU 37 (47,466) 37 (3) 8 (0) 30.75
Hassan Whiteside POR 61 (95,933) 61 (1) 8 (0) 32.25
Willie Cauley-Stein GSW 37 (34,695) 37 (3) 8 (0) 32.75
Royce O'Neale UTA 44 (43,390) 44 (2) 8 (0) 33.00
Ivica Zubac LAC 29 (25,499) 29 (5) 8 (0) 33.75
Jared Dudley LAL 44 (36,542) 44 (2) 8 (0) 34.00
Rudy Gay SAS 37 (30,351) 37 (3) 8 (0) 34.25
Dorian Finney-Smith DAL 85 (125,014) 85 (0) 8 (0) 36.75
Maxi Kleber DAL 85 (114,188) 85 (0) 8 (0) 37.25
Georges Niang UTA 44 (22,284) 44 (2) 8 (0) 38.50
Michael Porter Jr. DEN 61 (34,695) 61 (1) 8 (0) 38.75
Dario Saric PHO 35 (18,816) 35 (4) 8 (0) 39.25
Jakob Poeltl SAS 44 (22,045) 44 (2) 8 (0) 39.50
DeMarcus Cousins LAL 85 (83,980) 85 (0) 8 (0) 39.75
Paul Millsap DEN 61 (31,876) 61 (1) 8 (0) 39.75
Marvin Bagley III SAC 21 (14,645) 21 (7) 8 (0) 39.75
Jerami Grant DEN 44 (20,886) 44 (2) 8 (0) 40.00
Harrison Barnes SAC 24 (14,797) 24 (6) 8 (0) 40.00
Brandon Clarke MEM 29 (15,777) 29 (5) 8 (0) 40.25
Bol Bol DEN 61 (28,705) 61 (1) 8 (0) 40.75
Richaun Holmes SAC 37 (16,018) 37 (3) 8 (0) 41.25
Derrick Favors NOP 44 (18,728) 44 (2) 8 (0) 42.00
Vlatko Cancar DEN 85 (59,034) 85 (0) 8 (0) 42.25
Jaxson Hayes NOP 61 (22,264) 61 (1) 8 (0) 43.25
Marquese Chriss GSW 37 (14,276) 37 (3) 8 (0) 44.25
Alen Smailagic GSW 61 (20,558) 61 (1) 8 (0) 44.75
Jae Crowder MEM 29 (10,495) 29 (5) 8 (0) 46.25
Juancho Hernangomez DEN 61 (18,477) 61 (1) 8 (0) 46.75
Robert Covington MIN 37 (11,948) 37 (3) 8 (0) 46.75
Omari Spellman GSW 44 (13,431) 44 (2) 8 (0) 47.00
Kevon Looney GSW 85 (25,531) 85 (0) 8 (0) 47.25
Darius Bazley OKC 61 (15,876) 61 (1) 8 (0) 47.75
Tony Bradley UTA 44 (11,960) 44 (2) 8 (0) 48.00
Danuel House Jr. HOU 85 (22,620) 85 (0) 8 (0) 48.25
Abdel Nader OKC 61 (13,487) 61 (1) 8 (0) 50.75
Justin Jackson DAL 85 (18,864) 85 (0) 8 (0) 51.25
Mikal Bridges PHO 44 (9,277) 44 (2) 8 (0) 51.50
Jusuf Nurkic POR 61 (10,894) 61 (1) 8 (0) 53.75
Gorgui Dieng MIN 44 (6,579) 44 (2) 8 (0) 54.50
Andre Iguodala MEM 85 (14,883) 85 (0) 8 (0) 54.75
Cameron Johnson PHO 61 (9,273) 61 (1) 8 (0) 56.25
Nicolo Melli NOP 85 (12,255) 85 (0) 8 (0) 57.75
Tyson Chandler HOU 61 (8,305) 61 (1) 8 (0) 57.75
Isaiah Hartenstein HOU 85 (10,912) 85 (0) 8 (0) 59.25
Kyle Anderson MEM 29 (3,297) 29 (5) 8 (0) 59.25
Bruno Caboclo MEM 44 (4,219) 44 (2) 8 (0) 60.50
Mason Plumlee DEN 85 (10,049) 85 (0) 8 (0) 60.75
Ed Davis UTA 61 (6,333) 61 (1) 8 (0) 60.75
Frank Kaminsky PHO 85 (9,669) 85 (0) 8 (0) 61.25
Mike Muscala OKC 61 (6,240) 61 (1) 8 (0) 61.25
Trevor Ariza SAC 24 (2,464) 24 (6) 8 (0) 62.50
Maurice Harkless LAC 85 (9,134) 85 (0) 8 (0) 62.75
Zach Collins POR 85 (9,059) 85 (0) 8 (0) 63.25
Mario Hezonja POR 61 (4,615) 61 (1) 8 (0) 63.75
Nene HOU 85 (6,753) 85 (0) 8 (0) 64.25
Jarrell Brantley UTA 37 (2,517) 37 (3) 8 (0) 64.25
Trey Lyles SAS 85 (6,553) 85 (0) 8 (0) 65.25
Patrick Patterson LAC 85 (6,442) 85 (0) 8 (0) 65.75
JaMychal Green LAC 85 (6,399) 85 (0) 8 (0) 66.25
Isaiah Roby DAL 85 (5,736) 85 (0) 8 (0) 67.75
Torrey Craig DEN 85 (5,390) 85 (0) 8 (0) 68.25
Jahlil Okafor NOP 85 (4,681) 85 (0) 8 (0) 68.75
Harry Giles III SAC 44 (2,051) 44 (2) 8 (0) 69.00
Elie Okobo PHO 85 (4,620) 85 (0) 8 (0) 69.25
Jordan Bell MIN 61 (2,701) 61 (1) 8 (0) 69.75
Luka Samanic SAS 85 (4,230) 85 (0) 8 (0) 70.25
Skal Labissiere POR 85 (3,877) 85 (0) 8 (0) 71.25
DeMarre Carroll SAS 85 (3,836) 85 (0) 8 (0) 71.75
Chimezie Metu SAS 44 (1,548) 44 (2) 8 (0) 72.00
Nassir Little POR 85 (3,606) 85 (0) 8 (0) 72.25
Juwan Morgan UTA 61 (2,304) 61 (1) 8 (0) 72.25
Cheick Diallo PHO 85 (3,480) 85 (0) 8 (0) 72.75
Anthony Tolliver POR 85 (3,227) 85 (0) 8 (0) 73.75
Jake Layman MIN 85 (3,183) 85 (0) 8 (0) 74.25
Gary Clark HOU 85 (3,080) 85 (0) 8 (0) 74.75
Thabo Sefolosha HOU 85 (3,055) 85 (0) 8 (0) 75.25
Jarred Vanderbilt DEN 61 (1,631) 61 (1) 8 (0) 75.75
Naz Reid MIN 85 (2,485) 85 (0) 8 (0) 76.75
Drew Eubanks SAS 61 (1,538) 61 (1) 8 (0) 76.75
Gary Trent Jr.