LeBron James holds edge over Stephen Curry in All-Star voting, Pau Gasol passes Carmelo Anthony

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The NBA has released its latest leaderboard for All-Star voting (see the first here):

Eastern Conference

Guards

1. John Wall (Was) 439,395

2. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 396,757

3. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 308,727

4. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 274,741

5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 174,250

6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 168,281

7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 72,204

8. Louis Williams (Tor) 25,596

9. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 24,898

10. Bradley Beal (Was) 20,526

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (Cle) 775,810

2. Pau Gasol (Chi) 372,109

3. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 365,449

4. Chris Bosh (Mia) 283,899

5. Kevin Love (Cle) 219,139

6. Joakim Noah (Chi) 103,644

7. Marcin Gortat (Was) 103,478

8. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 83,642

9. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 62,584

10. Al Jefferson (Cha) 62,436

11. Nikola Vucevic (Orl) 48,667

12. Paul Pierce (Was) 46,422

13. Paul Millsap (Atl) 34,751

14. Al Horford (Atl) 33,421

15. Nikola Mirotic (Chi) 27,723

Western Conference

Guards

1. Stephen Curry (GS) 755,486

2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 694,665

3. James Harden (Hou) 516,514

4. Chris Paul (LAC) 334,544

5. Damian Lillard (Por) 147,955

6. Rajon Rondo (Dal) 137,974

7. Klay Thompson (GS) 128,542

8. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 122,134

9. Jeremy Lin (LAL) 114,286

10. Tony Parker (SA) 67,362

Frontcourt

1. Anthony Davis (NO) 732,154

2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 403,415

3. Marc Gasol (Mem) 343,587

4. Tim Duncan (SA) 288,235

5. Kevin Durant (OKC) 254,448

6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 234,290

7. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 165,456

8. Dwight Howard (Hou) 161,295

9. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 139,967

10. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 101,651

11. Rudy Gay (Sac) 75,827

12. DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 58,200

13. Tyson Chandler (Dal) 48,191

14. Nick Young (LAL) 46,323

15. Zach Randolph (Mem) 43,897

A few observations:

  • LeBron James might have more votes than Stephen Curry, but Curry is competing in a much tougher category. The Warriors guard is close enough that I wonder whether he’d win a head-to-head matchup with LeBron.
  • The projected starters remain the same, the only movement in order up top being Pau Gasol passing Carmelo Anthony for second among Eastern Conference frontcourt players.
  • Jimmy Butler passed Derrick Rose. As it should be with the Bulls guards.
  • Speaking of Chicago, Nikola Mirotic is the only rookie on the leaderboard.
  • James Harden remains in striking distance of Kobe Bryant. If Harden can somehow pass Kobe, that’d open a spot at a crowded position for a more-deserving player to make the team.
  • Damian Lillard, who said he wouldn’t campaign, was the big riser, anyway. He moved from eighth to fifth among Western Conference guards. He’s still far from starting, but he’s at least moving in the right direction.
  • Kyrie Irving remains third among Eastern Conference guards, one spot from triggering the Derrick Rose Rule. There’s a lot of money at stake here.