Raptors’ Leonard drops to sixth place in National Basketball Association all-star voting

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George has 1,859,216 votes, trailing only the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (2,779,812) and Dallas' Luca Doncic (2,220,077) among Western Conference frontcourt players.

As the leading overall vote-getter so far, James is also atop among Western Conference forwards, with two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors leading among West guards.

Fan voting accounts for 50 percent to determine the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. PT on TNT.

Current NBA players account for 25 percent of the vote; so does a media panel.

All current National Basketball Association players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with those voters completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting among current players counts 25 percent and votes from media covering the National Basketball Association counts the other 25 percent.

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The top vote-getters from each conference will serve as team captains.

Last season, Ball was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and with the lack of blue chipper point guards prospects in last year's draft, there's a very good chance Ball is selected to participate again. A third report on all-star balloting will come out on January 17 before the final votes are then revealed for the 10 starters on January 24.

National Basketball Association head coaches will vote for the reserves and also for replacement nominees in case of an injury, which could bring a few other names into consideration down the line.

Details for the All-Star draft have yet to be announced.

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