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Mock NBA expansion draft: Picking the Seattle SuperSonics and Flint Tropics

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What if the NBA added two new teams this year?

The league’s hiatus gave us an opportunity to explore the possibility.

NBC Sports conducted a mock NBA expansion draft.

Current teams can protect up to eight players. Each team must make at least one player available. If selected, restricted free agents become unrestricted free agents. Pending options can be decided before or after the expansion draft at the discretion of the option-holder. Anyone selected in the expansion draft can’t return to his prior team for one year. Players entering unrestricted free agency and players on two-way contracts are essentially ignored.

Keith Smith set protected lists for existing teams and explained his rationales:

Now, the Seattle SuperSonics (run by Kurt Helin) and Flint Tropics (run by Dan Feldman) make their selections.

Key rules for the expansion draft:

  • A coin flip determines who picks first. The winner’s choice is: Nos. 5 and 36 picks in the 2020 NBA draft/second choice in expansion draft or Nos. 6 and 35 picks in 2020 NBA draft/first choice in expansion draft.
  • Expansion teams alternate picks.
  • Expansion must select one player from each incumbent team. Exception: If the only players available from an incumbent team earn at least $10 million, the expansion teams can bypass selection from that team. Expansion teams can’t select more than one player from each incumbent team.
  • Expansion teams operate at 80% of the league-wide salary their first season and 90% of the league-wide salary cap their second season. The usual salary floor applies.
  • Expansion teams draft without regard to the salary cap.
  • Expansion teams can waive any selected player before the start of the season, and his salary doesn’t apply toward the salary cap and luxury tax. Essentially, expansion teams get unlimited amnesty provisions with selected players before the start of the season.
  • Incumbent teams can offer draft compensation to entice expansion teams to select certain players.

You can listen to a podcast of the expansion draft, which includes haggling over those enticements and other on-the-fly strategy.

Here’s a tracker of all unprotected players:

Mock NBA expansion draft

Flint won the coin toss and opted for the higher first-round pick in the 2020 NBA draft. That put Seattle up first in the expansion draft.

Here are our selections and teams and analysis of each (listed salaries are for 2020-21):

I get Omari Spellman was an unlikely No. 1 pick, and it’s fair to question how much better the 22-year-old Spellman will get. But what I want on this team are bigs who can hit the three and play inside a little, and Spellman can do those things. I may be higher on him than most and see a future solid rotation guy, and if I can get that out of this draft, I will take it.

If all goes well, Gordon Hayward will be the face of the franchise. He’s still a good player who hasn’t necessarily left his prime despite health issues previously sidetracking him. Hayward should hold positive trade value on an expiring contract, even if his salary is high. That provides flexibility if the Tropics and/or Hayward want to pivot before the next trade deadline. Even if Hayward opts out this offseason, sign-and-trade possibilities exist. The worst-case scenario is Hayward immediately opting out and leaving Flint with no return. But even in that scenario, more than $34 million of salary relief is a silver lining.

This is a roll of the dice. Keita Bates-Diop has shown flashes of potential (while in Minnesota), he’s a good shooter on corner threes, and it’s worth the pick and a little bit of money to see if he can develop into a part of the Sonics’ future.

Isaac Bonga has the size, athleticism and raw talent to become a good NBA player. I’m not sold he’ll get there, but he’s trending in the right direction. The Tropics are happy to take a chance on the high-upside 20-year-old.

Another floor-spacing four, JaMychal Green fits into my “he can be a solid rotation player for us and we might be able to trade him to a playoff team/contender at the deadline” mold. He has a player option, so there is risk he just walks, but it’s a reasonable risk from my perspective.

I was high on Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 NBA draft. Frankly, he has nearly completely disappointed since – even while getting a change in environment. But Smith is still just 22, and point guards tend to develop later than other positions. So, he gets yet another opportunity to prove himself.

This is simply a bet that Kevon Looney can get and stay healthy. He has shown on the league’s biggest stage that he can play, that he is an athletic five who can play in the modern game, but he just has to stay healthy. The Sonics will be banking on their medical/training teams to keep him on the court.

Boban Marjanovic has produced at elite levels in limited minutes. No team has ever fully unleashed him. Maybe that’ll happen Flint. Maybe it’s too late for Marjanovic, now 31, to get that type of treatment. At minimum, he should bring joy to fans and teammates.

Seattle receives the Suns’ 2020 second-rounder (via Memphis) on condition of selecting Grayson Allen.

I liked Jontay Porter a lot in this draft, but there are legitimate health concerns for a player who has yet to step on an NBA court, so I took the Grizzlies’ offer of a high second-rounder, plus a guy in Grayson Allen who can shoot the rock and maybe he can become a rotation player. Mostly this was about the pick. But someday the Sonics may regret not grabbing Porter here.

Points guards came at a premium in free agency last summer. T.J. McConnell is a perfectly reasonable backup with a small salary. There will probably be a point guard-needy team happy to trade a pick for him. If not, he can fill a role on the Tropics.

A solid, trustworthy veteran point guard who has played on the league’s biggest stages, Patty Mills can get the ball to our multitude of forwards on the roster, be a veteran leader in the locker room, plus he is another guy I might be able to trade at the deadline.

Isaiah Hartenstein – a 7-foot center – has fit issues in the modern NBA. But he’s mobile enough to have a fighting chance. The 21-year-old scores well inside, and his size is useful on the glass and defending the paint.

Nicolo Melli has become a solid part of the New Orleans rotation as a 6’9” big who can shoot the three and space the floor. No team can have enough shooting, he fits that, and at this point in the draft that one skill was enough for me.

Flint receives a Pistons’ top-three-protected pick in 2020, 2021 or 2022 (becomes unprotected first-round pick in 2023 if not conveyed) on condition of selecting Blake Griffin.

Blake Griffin was an All-NBA third team forward just last season. Will the expensive and injury-prone 31-year-old return to stardom? Probably not. But there’s at least a chance. Far more importantly, that’s a PRIME draft asset incoming from Detroit. Griffin – with a $38,957,028 player option – has the Tropics’ only guaranteed salary for 2021-22. They can afford that.

Seattle receives a Cavaliers’ lottery-protected first-round pick in 2022 or 2023 (becomes two second-round picks if not conveyed) and a Bucks’ first-round pick top-10 protected in 2022, top-10 and 25-30 protected in 2023 and top-8 protected in 2024 (becomes two second-round picks if not conveyed) on condition of selecting Kevin Love.

Kevin Love can still play, he’s averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds a game, and he still throws a mean outlet pass. He gives me a player from the Pacific Northwest the Sonics can sell to fans. However, the real reason for taking him is two first round picks. This was about adding to the stockpile.

Sterling Brown fills a limited role in the Bucks’ guard rotation. His toughness is endearing and gives him opportunities to grow as a defender and shooter. The Tropics would like to keep him at a low price.

Much like JaMychal Green above, Mike Scott is a veteran big man who can space the floor, he can play a role for us, and I might be able to flip him at the deadline to a team that needs a shooting big man.

Shaquille Harrison has quietly become an advanced-starts darling. His combination of athleticism and effort results in positive plays all over the floor. If he continues to progress as an outside shooter, he’ll be a keeper. Unfortunately, Flint will have to pay to keep the free agent before evaluating him further.

Garrett Temple is a solid, versatile guard who is not a great shooter but on my roster can give me respectable rotation minutes.

The theory of Skal Labissiere is nice – a big who can shoot 3-pointers and protect the rim. There are still major questions about his ability to handle the physicality of the NBA, though. Yet another player the Topics would like to keep at a low price.

There was no chance I was going to let the one Long Beach State player on the board not come to my team. James Ennis is also a solid wing player who can give me minutes this season.

Rayjon Tucker shined on the Bucks’ minor-league affiliate then hasn’t done much in Utah. He’s still just 22 and athletic. Maybe he needs more time to adjust to the NBA, though Flint certainly isn’t banking on anything.

Justin James is a guy the Kings’ like and has shown flashes of potential (a lot of Kings fans wanted to see him get more run). At this point in the draft, the pickings are slim and James’ potential separates him.

Jevon Carter is a dogged defender with no size to spare (6-foot-1). His offense looks far better when his 3-pointers are falling. The Tropics like him enough to pick him without the benefit of him being under contract, though that obviously creates uncertainty into him ever making the roster.

Abdel Nader has shown flashes in Oklahoma City and, in Seattle, he will get the opportunity to prove he can take advantage of more run. A late-draft roll of the dice.

Dwayne Bacon showed intriguing flashes last season then backslid this season. Maybe he just needs a fresh start outside Charlotte.

Mario Hezonja is a guy who everybody loves on paper but has never really put it together. He can have the ball in his hands more in Seattle, maybe that sparks something. With a player option, he could walk. Which would be fine, too.

Unlike the players drafted before and after him, Malcolm Miller is due no money. That’s the appeal. He’s unlikely to stick in Flint.

I was forced at this point in the draft to take Quinn Cook or Rajon Rondo, and I will take Cook, who could play in my rotation in Seattle, and if not he has just $1 million guaranteed.

 

Depth chart

  • Point guard: Patty Mills, Quinn Cook
  • Shooting guard: Grayson Allen, Garrett Temple
  • Small forward: James Ennis, Keita Bates-Diop, Mario Hezonja, Abdel Nader, Justin James
  • Power forward: Kevin Love, JaMychal Green, Mike Scott, Nicolo Melli
  • Center: Kevon Looney, Omari Spellman

Draft picks

  • Own: Nos. 6 and 35 in 2020
  • Extra: Future Bucks’ first-rounder, Future Cavaliers’ first-rounder, Suns’ second-rounder

Overall, what I was aiming for was a team with some young talent that could be part of what is being built in Seattle — not a superstar, there isn’t one of those available in this draft, but solid players — add a few picks, and get some veterans who can make the team competitive in the short term and potentially be traded to get prospects and picks down the line. Then, go hire a developmental coach — hello Kenny Atkinson — and use this draft as a foundation to build something over the next few years.

What I thought by the end of this was I didn’t get as much young talent as I had hoped, it got away from me a little bit. But I got a few players worth the gamble because of my team’s focus on development, some additional draft picks (a couple of first-rounders, if things break right), and a number of players I can trade during the season to bring back more prospects or picks. It’s a foundation we can build on.

 

Depth chart

  • Point guard: Dennis Smith Jr., T.J. McConnell
  • Shooting guard: Rayjon Tucker
  • Small forward: Gordon Hayward, Isaac Bonga
  • Power forward: Blake Griffin
  • Center: Boban Marjanovic, Isaiah Hartenstein

Draft picks

  • Own: Nos. 5 and 36 in 2020
  • Extra: Pistons’ first-rounder

Free agents

  • Sterling Brown, Shaquille Harrison, Skal Labissiere, Jevon Carter, Dwayne Bacon, Malcolm Miller

Only the longshot chance of Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin remaining healthy and playing like stars will prevent the Tropics from being bad next season. The core of this team will be the No. 5 pick and Detroit’s first-rounder.

Hopefully, one of the young players selected in the expansion draft (Isaac Bonga, Dennis Smith Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein, Rayjon Tucker) hits. It’s tough to count on that. This will likely be a several-year buildup. The goal is striking the right balance between being entertaining and trading veterans for picks.

After selecting so many free agents in the expansion draft, Flint must still fill a third of its roster in free agency – on an extremely limited budget. The Tropics hope to retain as many of those free agents as possible (besides Malcolm Miller), though that’s easier said than done.

The big thing to watch this offseason: Griffin’s health. If he still looks significantly hampered, the Tropics could waive him during their de facto amnesty window prior to the season. Though they’d still have to pay him and liquidity can be an issue after posting the expansion fee, that’d free considerable salary-cap flexibility. Most likely, Flint keeps Griffin and hopes for the best.

Mock NBA expansion draft: Celtics, Nets, Knicks, 76ers, Raptors

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The NBA season is on hiatus. NBC Sports is not – even if we have to venture into fantasy.

We’re holding a mock NBA expansion draft. Keith Smith is setting protected lists for existing teams. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman will run two new teams as this project culminates in an expansion draft.

Current teams can protect up to eight players. Each team must make at least one player available. If selected, restricted free agents become unrestricted free agents. Pending options can be decided before or after the expansion draft at the discretion of the option-holder. Anyone selected in the expansion draft can’t return to his prior team for one year. Players entering unrestricted free agency and players on two-way contracts are essentially ignored.

We’re unveiling protected/unprotected lists by division. Players are listed with their 2020-21 salary. Up now, the Atlantic:

Boston Celtics

Protected – 8

Unprotected – 7

Ineligible – 0

Analysis: Boston’s decisions are fairly cut and dry. Jayson Tatum, Romeo Langford, Grant Williams and Robert Williams are all on their rookie-scale contracts. Jaylen Brown will be starting a four-year contract extension. Kemba Walker was just signed to a max contract. Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis are good values and key rotation players.

The toughest decision was on Gordon Hayward. Carrying a salary over $34 million, the Celtics are betting he’ll go undrafted and will return to the team. Everyone else was a fairly easy decision to leave unprotected.

Brooklyn Nets

Protected – 8

Unprotected – 5

Ineligible – 2

Analysis: The Nets are keeping their big four in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert. Jarrett Allen is still on his rookie-scale contract, so that’s an easy decision. With over $101 million on the books for just Durant, Irving, Dinwiddie and LeVert, Nicolas Claxton and Rodions Kurucs help bring some low-cost upside to the back-end of the roster.

DeAndre Jordan will likely go unselected, given his age and $30 million-plus owed through 2022-23. If Jordan is selected, Brooklyn can bank some potential luxury tax savings down the line. Taurean Prince was on the fence, but given his disappointing play this season, and lack of fit in a lineup featuring Durant, the Nets will take their chances he’ll be selected.

New York Knicks

Protected – 8

Unprotected – 6

Ineligible – 1

  • Maurice Harkless

Analysis: The Knicks are clearing the decks for a run at free agency this summer. The expansion draft could only help along that way. New York is protecting their young players with upside, as well as Julius Randle, last year’s big free agent addition. The Knicks are also protecting Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier. Not out of fear of losing them, but in hopes that either of the expansion teams will select a bigger salary and take it off the New York cap sheet.

Dennis Smith Jr. was the only questionable player to leave unprotected, but $5.7 million is simply too much for a player out of the rotation. The other five players aren’t part of the future in New York, so that decision was easy.

Philadelphia 76ers

Protected – 8

Unprotected – 3

Ineligible – 4

Analysis: Philadelphia’s decisions make themselves. The highly paid players are key rotation players. Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton are steals on minimum contracts. Matisse Thybulle is only entering year two of his rookie scale deal. Zhaire Smith was on the bubble, but he’s young enough, and under team control, that he’s worth protecting.

Al Horford is very unprotected. His signing simply hasn’t worked out for the Sixers. He’s a player Philadelphia is open to talking about a trade with either of the expansion teams. With an extra first-round pick, the 76ers hope to dangle it to entice a team to select Horford.

Toronto Raptors

Protected – 8

Unprotected – 3

Ineligible – 4

Analysis: The Raptors don’t have to expose any of their core rotation players in the expansion draft. Up front, Pascal Siakam just inked his contract extension, and OG Anunoby is still on his rookie scale deal. Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are all free agents. In the backcourt, Toronto can protect Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell, along with undrafted find Terence Davis. And Fred VanVleet is a free agent.

The leaves just a handful of players who don’t have a role for the Raptors. Toronto could even entertain offering a second-round pick to entice either expansion team to select Stanley Johnson and take his $3.8 million off the cap/tax.

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks still on top of trade deadline talk edition

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We are about 24 hours away from the NBA Trade Deadline, and today’s NBC Sports NBA Power Rankings are heavy on trade talk. The Bucks and Lakers remain on top, but the Raptors are climbing fast.

Bucks small icon 1. Bucks (43-7, Last Week No. 1). While the Bucks are talking to teams, the sense from sources is they will stand pat at the deadline. Which makes sense. The Milwaukee Bucks remain on a 70-win pace this season, with a +11.8 net rating that compares to the Durant-Curry Warriors of a few seasons back (Cleaning the Glass projects the Bucks to “only” have 68 wins this season). Milwaukee remains the clear best team in the NBA this regular season.

Lakers small icon 2. Lakers (38-11, LW No. 2). The Lakers continue to dangle Kyle Kuzma in trade talks, but because he makes just $2 million (low in NBA terms), it becomes hard to match salaries and trade for a quality player. The Lakers will be more active on the buyout market and maybe they will land Darren Collison. Things seem to be returning to a more normal rhythm around the team following Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, but LeBron James‘ words at the first game back were worth remembering.

Raptors small icon 3. Raptors (36-14, LW 5). Winners of 12 in a row, the Raptors are poised to be buyers at the trade deadline, not sellers, although the most likely action is they stand pat. With all the injuries the Raptors have had to battle through — the latest is Norman Powell’s broken hand — they could use a little more depth, but finding a deal that works is not that simple. Congrats to Nick Nurse, who will coach his first All-Star Game this year.

Celtics small icon 4. Celtics (34-15, LW 6). Boston is in the market for a rim-protecting, big-bodied big man, and Daniel Theis tweaking his ankle (he is out Wednesday, maybe longer) is a reminder how thin the Celtics are up front. The challenge is, with Clint Capela off the market, there may not be a good trade option for Boston (Andre Drummond is not a good fit, and it’s too hard to construct a deal for his $27 million salary anyway). If any All-Star Game roster spots open up due to injury, Jaylen Brown should be near the top of the list of replacements.

Clippers small icon 5. Clippers (35-15, LW 4). The Clippers are looking at trying to find a more traditional big man and maybe more shooting at the trade deadline, using their 2020 pick and Moe Harkless’ salary as the bait. Maybe that’s enough to land Andre Iguodala (and keep him away from the Lakers), but in the end the Clippers may stand pat — and that’s fine. This team is still +12.1 per 100 possessions when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are on the court together, and that will happen a lot more in the playoffs.

Heat small icon 6. Heat (34-15, LW 7). Pat Riley and company are always active around the trade deadline, and they would love to find a trade that sends out Dion Waiters (and maybe James Johnson). However, mostly the Heat will keep their powder dry and look for a blockbuster move this summer that brings another star to to with Jimmy Butler. With Monday’s win over Philly, the Heat are 8-3 against the other top seven teams in the East (13-9 overall against +.500 teams).

Nuggets small icon 7. Nuggets (35-16, LW 9). Denver became the fourth team in Tuesday night’s blockbuster 12-player trade, and they did well for themselves. Denver added depth with Gerald Green, Noah Vonleh (a third center), Shabazz Napier (an overqualified third point guard), and Keita Bates-Diop, plus they get Houston’s 2020 first-round pick. While they lose Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangómez, the Nuggets could not have re-signed both next summer. Denver made a statement last week with back-to-back road wins at Utah and Milwaukee.

Pacers small icon 8. Pacers (31-19, LW 10). Indiana is expected to be quiet at the trade deadline any moves they make likely are on the fringes of the roster. Teams have called about Aaron Holiday but have been shot down. Victor Oladipo is still getting his legs back underneath him and finding his rhythm, he’s shooting just 20.5% through three games. That will improve.

Rockets small icon 9. Rockets (32-18, LW 11). The Rockets have gone all-in on small ball — they have traded away Clint Capela and got back wing shooting and defense in the form of Robert Covington. P.J. Tucker is now the starting center (Rockets fans, pray for his knees to hold up) and Jordan Bell can play a few minutes behind him as needed. James Harden is out of his slump and the small ball has worked so far in the regular season, but is this a viable playoff strategy in the West?

Jazz small icon 10. Jazz (32-17, LW 3). All is quiet on the trade front in Utah, the biggest news is that Mike Conley is back to being the starting point guard. The Jazz have dropped four in a row and the reason is the defense has been dreadful, allowing a 120 defensive rating in those games (for perspective, the Wizards 116.3 defensive rating is worst in the league for the season). With their next five games against playoff-bound teams (starting with Denver on Wednesday).

Mavericks small icon 11. Mavericks (31-19, LW 12). Dallas was around the fringes of the Robert Covington trade talks, and they have been linked to Andre Iguodala (but denied it), however don’t expect much movement from Dallas at the deadline. With Luka Doncic sidelined by a sprained ankle, Kristaps Porzingis has stepped up with 35 and 38 in his last two games. Interestingly, Dallas is 14-12 at home but a much stronger 17-7on the road.

Thunder small icon 12. Thunder (30-20, LW 13). A team that a few months back was expected to be a seller at the deadline may stand pat. Chris Paul and Steven Adams aren’t going anywhere, their big contracts have kept teams at bay. Danilo Gallinari is still part of ongoing trade talks, and that could come together before the deadline, but as of now things are quiet. The Thunder had a rough schedule in January and came out 12-5 and comfortably in the playoff mix in the West. Chris Paul will be an All-Star for the 10th time this year.

Sixers small icon 13. 76ers (31-20, LW 8). Philadelphia had been in the mix for Robert Covington, but with him headed to Houston this may be a quiet deadline in Philly. This is not necessarily a good thing — this team needs to be shaken up (and Brett Brown could be the fall guy for it after the season). The road issues for Philly have become such a thing that Ben Simmons is calling the team “soft” — and Mike Scott agreed with him. The Sixers are an NBA-best 22-2 at home, but just 9-18 on the road, and that includes losing 10-of-12.

Blazers small icon 14. Trail Blazers (23-28, LW 16). Damian Lillard‘s ridiculous hot streak — which included being the most Kobe-like player on the court the night of his tribute at the Lakers’ return to action — ended with an off-night Monday. Still, that streak has Portland just 2.5 games out of the playoffs, and they are close to getting healthy with a Jusuf Nurkic return. Don’t expect Portland to make a trade deadline move to add a player, if anything happens it will be a small move to get them below the luxury tax line. BTW, GM Neil Olshey’s name surfaces in some of the “who is next to run the Knicks” rumors.

Grizzlies small icon 15. Grizzlies (25-25, LW 14). Expect Andre Iguodala to be traded by the deadline, the only question is where? Clearly, he and his camp didn’t like some of the names that surfaced, hence the leaked “I will sit out a year” comments if he’s not sent to a team he approves. The Grizzlies should not care about that and take the best offer presented. The team’s young players want the trade to happen, Dillon Brooks said this week: “I can’t wait til we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him really what Memphis is about.”

Nets small icon 16. Nets (22-27, LW 21). Brooklyn made its moves last summer, and while they have kicked around some trade talk — they were in some preliminary talks with Atlanta about John Collins that went nowhere — expect them to stand pat at the deadline. Kyrie Irving is out again, this time with a sprained knee, so once again it’s back to the Spencer Dinwiddie show in Brooklyn for a week or two.

Spurs small icon 17. Spurs (22-28, LW 15). San Antonio is shopping wings DeMarre Carroll and Marco Belinelli, hoping to find them new homes at the deadline (with teams that may have a bigger role for them). However, any move will be around the fringes of the rotation, not its core. The Spurs have started the annual Rodeo Road Trip 0-2 (losses to both Los Angeles Teams) and they have six more games before they return home Feb. 26.

Pelicans small icon 18. Pelicans (20-31, LW 17). While there are still teams calling about Jrue Holiday and Derrick Favors, it appears the Pelicans will stand pat at the trade deadline and make a playoff push. That said, 5.5 games to make up, and four teams to leap, is a tall task. My favorite Zion Williamson play of the week his him ripping the ball out of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hands.

Magic small icon 19. Magic (22-28, LW 20). While there are teams calling about Evan Fournier, and to a lesser degree Aaron Gordon, the Magic are currently the eight seed in the East and seem likely to keep the roster in take and aim for the postseason. The playoffs are a reasonable goal considering the Magic have the fourth easiest remaining schedule in the league. If Orlando decides to make dramatic changes to the roster it’s more likely to come this summer.

Kings small icon 20. Kings (19-31, LW 22). The Kings have fielded a lot of calls about Bogdan Bogdanovic, but have yet to find a trade that works (no, Kyle Kuzma is not an option). Bogdanovic wants a bigger role and that may not be something the Kings can offer, plus he is a free agent this summer, so he can just bolt. Sacramento also is still expected to find a trade for Dwayne Dedmon before the deadline, the big man wants out and the Kings are ready to move on, plus plenty of teams could use depth at center.

Suns small icon 21. Suns (20-30, LW 18). Phoenix remains deep in talks to acquire shooting guard Luke Kennard from the Pistons for a first-round pick, but so far the deal has not been finalized. That trade would make sense for the Suns, who need more shooting to go with Devin Booker. Speaking of Booker, yes he should have been an All-Star, and if a player is forced out due to injury he should be the guy at the front of the replacement line.

Bulls small icon 22. Bulls (19-33, LW 19). Chicago is getting calls about Thaddeus Young — the Clippers are among the teams interested — and that’s a name and a deal to watch as the deadline nears. Teams also have called about Zach LaVine but have been turned away. The injuries just keep hitting Chicago hard, with point guard Kris Dunn’s knee sprain being the latest.

Pistons small icon 23. Pistons (18-34, LW 23). At the start of the trade season Andre Drummond’s name came up a lot as a target, but sources tell NBC Sports that market is now nearly dead. Drummond brings skills, but the game is moving away from Drummond’s style and he makes $27 million (with an opt-out after this season), both of which are keeping teams away. There is a lot more interest around Derrick Rose and it’s more likely he gets traded before the deadline.

Wizards small icon 24. Wizards (17-32, LW 24). The Wizard are not going to be sellers at the deadline, teams keep calling about Davis Bertans and the message is the same: Washington isn’t trading him and they plan to re-sign the sharpshooting big man this summer. If anything, Washington could be a buyer at the deadline, with Tristan Thompson being linked to the Wizards.

Knicks small icon 25. Knicks (15-36, LW 27). Steve Mills is out as team president, but what that really means will depend on who replaces him. Will James Dolan hire an experienced executive — Masai Ujiri’s name is linked, I think Daryl Morey would be an interesting fit and may be open to a move after the season — and give that person complete autonomy to make changes to the culture? Or, will it be someone safe and more of the same? Scott Perry is running the show through the trade deadline and Marcus Morris talks are ongoing.

Hawks small icon 26. Hawks (13-38, LW 25). Atlanta was the big winner of the four-team trade — they landed a quality pick-and-roll center in Clint Capela, a guy on a reasonable contract, and they did it without giving up their first-round pick or John Collins. Speaking of Collins, it won’t happen at the deadline but expect to hear a lot of trade chatter about him this summer as Atlanta decides if he can play next to Capela, and how much they want to pay him (his rookie contract is up in the summer of 2021).

Hornets small icon 27. Hornets (16-35, LW 26). The Hornets have been talking to the Knicks about a possible Julius Randle trade, with some combination of Terry Rozier, Malik Monk and Dennis Smith Jr. going to New York, however, that may not have a lot of traction. Congrats to Devonte’ Graham, who will be competing in the three-point shooting contest All-Star weekend, he deserves a little shine considering the season he’s had.

Cavaliers small icon 28. Cavaliers (13-38, LW 28). Expect Tristan Thompson to be traded before the deadline — he wants out and there are a number of playoff teams looking for the toughness and shooting he can provide for the playoffs. There is no heat around Kevin Love talks right now, he’s more of a summer trade (if it even happens then). Collin Sexton has been putting up some decent numbers of late, even if he still pounds the ball into the ground like he’s James Harden.

Warriors small icon 29. Warriors (12-39 LW 30). While the Timberwolves made a push and there was a lot of media buzz about D'Angelo Russell being traded, that was never likely (unless Minnesota made a Godfather offer). The Warriors do want to see what Russell and Stephen Curry look like in the same backcourt (if it goes well it just raises Russell’s trade value). Plus, because of the Russell sign-and-trade, the Warriors are hard-capped, if they wait until after July 1 they can be far more creative in a trade. That’s when a deal is likely to happen.

30. Timberwolves (15-34, LW 29). Thanks to the combination of injuries and the team’s current 12-game losing streak, the last time Karl-Anthony Towns was on the court for a Timberwolves win was November 27. Minnesota made a push to get Towns a friend in D’Angelo Russell but the warriors don’t want to do that dance until next summer. The bench additions of Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangómez — both guys the team can re-sign this summer — make the four-team trade a good one for the Timberwolves. It gives them bench depth.

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