NBA All-Star Votes Are In! Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis Trail Heavily…


The votes are in!

The first return of numbers for the 2016 NBA All-Star voting released on Christmas day.

New York Knicks‘ fans need to step up their game and get voting! As of right now, there will be no Knick starting in the All-Star game.

Eight time All-Star Carmelo Anthony is currently the fourth leading vote-getter for Eastern Conference frontcourt player with 132,119 votes. Anthony is averaging 21.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. The 3.6 assists per game is the second highest average in his career.

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Although… Anthony has struggled shooting from the field, averaging 42.1% on the season so far. Anthony though is not worried about his poor shooting. It seems he is still in the healing process, so hopefully this problem corrects itself as he gets healthier throughout the season.

LeBron James lead all Eastern Conference players with 357,937.

Anthony also trails Paul George, who is second with  283,785 votes. George is having a spectacular return season, after suffering a horrific leg injury last summer during an Olympic scrimmage. George is averaging 25 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. George is also averaging a career high three three-pointers per game!

Anthony is also behind Andre Drummond, who probably would have been a shoo-in in the previous All-Star voting format; where it was two forwards and a center, instead of the current three frontcourt players. Drummond received 148,278 votes in the first tally, only 16,159 more than Anthony.

New York’s rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis is currently the eighth leading vote-getter for an Eastern Conference frontcourt player with 85,606 votes. Porzingis shocked the world, coming out like gangbusters and was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October/November. Since then though Porzingis has cooled off significantly, it would seem that he has hit the proverbial rookie wall – even though he says he hasn’t.

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Eastern Conference Frontcourt
1)   LeBron James (Cle) 357,937
2)   Paul George (Ind) 283,785
3)   Andre Drummond (Det) 148,278
4)   Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 132,119
5)   Pau Gasol (Chi) 109,585
6)   Kevin Love (Cle) 92,177
7)  Chris Bosh (Mia) 91,896
8)   Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 85,606
9)   Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 72,923
10) Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 25,926

Let’s try to vote in Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis!

This is the multitude of ways to get our Knicks into the 2016 NBA All-Star game.

How to vote:

• voting page at Fill out one full ballot per day on from a desktop or mobile browser.

• NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day.

• Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with the player’s first and last name, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player’s name. Fans can vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star voting period.

• Facebook: Use the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE in a post on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post. Fans can post votes for 10 unique players per day, and each vote may contain only one player’s name.

• Instagram: Post an original photo with the hashtag #NBAVOTE and the player’s first and last name in the photo caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day, and each vote may contain only one player’s name.

• SMS: Text the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”) on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day per phone number via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player’s last name. Message and data rates may apply.

• Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (ex: NBA Vote Celtics) and use respective team cards to select players. Voters can submit one vote per player per day, with up to 10 total votes per day.

Voting will conclude Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 21 during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith. The special will air prior to TNT’s exclusive doubleheader featuring the Clippers at the Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET) and the San Antonio Spurs at the Phoenix Suns (10:30 p.m. ET).

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