- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

If John Wall wants to make the trip to New Orleans for the NBA’s All-Star Game weekend, he will need more help.

Wall is seventh among Eastern Conference guards in the second round of fan voting, which was released by the league Thursday. The NBA changed the voting process for the All-Star Game this season, adding players and the media to the mix. Fan votes will account for 50 percent of the results. The other two factions will account for 25 percent each.

Wall was seventh in the first round of voting and continues to trail Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade, DeMar DeRozan, Isaiah Thomas, Kyle Lowry and Derrick Rose among Eastern Conference guards.

A look at the full voting:

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1 LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147

2 Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110

3 Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328

4 Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300

5 Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448

6 Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716

7 Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106

8 Paul George (IND) 249,484

9 Jabari Parker (MIL) 120,022

10 Tristan Thompson (CLE) 114,759

Guards

1 Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362

2 Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866

3 DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 453,538

4 Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671

5 Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668

6 Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804

7 John Wall (WAS) 173,148

8 Jeremy Lin (BKN) 109,088

9 Kemba Walker (CHA) 105,637

10 Avery Bradley (BOS) 64,157

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1 Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479

2 Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376

3 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766

4 Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201

5 Draymond Green (GS) 464,319

6 DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225

7 Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979

8 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 192,784

9 Blake Griffin (LAC) 172,393

10 Marc Gasol (MEM) 172,146

Guards

1 Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390

2 James Harden (HOU) 961,685

3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024

4 Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430

5 Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076

6 Damian Lillard (POR) 208,171

7 Eric Gordon (HOU) 191,407

8 Andre Iguodala (GS) 130,224

9 Manu Ginobili (SA) 122,333

10 Zach LaVine (MIN) 94,867

After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters. Fan voting will serve as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.

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