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Devin Booker steady after second returns of NBA All-Star fan voting

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after a foul call with NBA official Mitchell Ervin (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

In the second returns for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game’s fan voting, Devin Booker and the rest of the top vote-getters among the Western Conference guards remained in the same order as the first when they were released on Thursday.

The Phoenix Suns guard is in ninth place among the conference’s guards with 310,944 votes. A week ago, when the first voting results were released by the NBA, Booker had 111,897 votes, about 64,000 behind Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. Now, Ball leads Booker by nearly 219,000 votes.

Booker is averaging 24.8 points, 6.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game while shooting 45 percent and 33 percent from three.

Due to hamstring and back injuries, the fourth-year shooting guard has played in 31 of Phoenix’s 43 games.

While fan voting accounts for 50 percent of the weighted process, NBA players and media will each count toward 25 percent of the totals. Twelve players from each conference will then be drafted by the two captains. Fan voting will select the captain based on each conference’s top vote-getter.

NBA All-Star voting, second returns

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL), 2,670,8161 votes

2. Kawhi Leonard (TOR), 2,092,806 votes

3. Joel Embiid (PHI), 1,710,229 votes

4. Jayson Tatum (BOS), 599,289 votes

5. Jimmy Butler (PHI), 569,354 votes

6. Blake Griffin (DET), 500,072 votes

7. Vince Carter (ATL), 273,719 votes

8. Gordon Hayward (BOS), 237,813 votes

9. Pascal Siakam (TOR), 206,290 votes

10. Al Horford (BOS), 199,474 votes

Guards

1. Kyrie Irving (BOS), 2,381,901 votes

2. Dwyane Wade (MIA), 1,199,789 votes

3. Kemba Walker (CHA), 858,798 votes

4. Ben Simmons (PHI), 695,032 votes

5. Victor Oladipo (IND), 567,893 votes

6. Kyle Lowry (TOR), 488,825 votes

7. Zach LaVine (CHI), 330,504 votes

8. Jeremy Lin (ATL), 200,648 votes

9. Goran Dragić (MIA), 191,541 votes

10. Bradley Beal (WAS), 168,137 votes

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (LAL), 2,779,812 votes

2. Luka Dončić (DAL), 2,220,077 votes

3. Paul George (OKC), 1,859,216 votes

4. Kevin Durant (GSW), 1,717,968 votes

5. Anthony Davis (NOP), 1,564,347 votes

6. Steven Adams (OKC), 1,034,014 votes

7. Nikola Jokić (DEN), 740,918 votes

8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL), 584,842 votes

9. Draymond Green (GSW), 411,131 votes

10. DeMarcus Cousins (GSW), 276,849 votes

Guards

1. Stephen Curry (GSW), 2,094,158 votes

2. Derrick Rose (MIN), 1,986,840 votes

3. James Harden (HOU), 1,674,660 votes

4. Russell Westbrook (OKC), 1,494,382 votes

5. Klay Thompson (GSW), 706,960 votes

6. Damian Lillard (POR), 610,839 votes

7. DeMar DeRozan (SAS), 594,012 votes

8. Lonzo Ball (LAL), 529,164 votes

9. Devin Booker (PHO), 310,944 votes

10. Chris Paul (HOU), 306,808 votes

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