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6 Warriors earning early All-Star fan vote traction



© D. Ross Cameron | 2022 Dec 27

The Warriors’ “Dub The Vote” campaign must be working, because the 20-19 squad is well-represented in the NBA’s first fan voting returns for the 2022-23 All-Star Game.

Point guard Stephen Curry leads all Western Conference guards with 2.7 million votes, edging out Luka Dončić. Curry has been sidelined with left shoulder subluxation for the past two weeks, but in 26 games has averaged 30 points per game on 50/40/90 splits.

Curry has made eight All-Star teams and was named the All-Star Game MVP last year.

Andrew Wiggins, a first-time All-Star last year, ranks highest among Warriors forwards in the Western Conference hierarchy. He’s garnered the fifth-most fan votes among Western Conference forwards, sandwiched in ballots between Zion Williamson and Paul George.

Draymond Green (405,245 votes), Kevon Looney (245,985), Klay Thompson (514,104), and Jordan Poole (138,392) also received serious support.

Among those four, Green and Thompson are the most likely to earn enough consideration to represent Golden State in Salt Lake City. Green has held together the Warriors’ defense and Thompson has come on recently, averaging 33.6 points in his last five games.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant, arguably the league’s two signature superstars of this era, lead all vote-getters. They’re the only players with at least 3 million total votes.

Fan voting makes up 50% of the All-Star selections, with players and media voting accounting for 25% apiece. That weighted system selects each conference’s starters — comprised of two guards and three front court players — while head coaches determine the reserves.