Second All-Star returns are in and in terms of the Thunder, nothing really has changed. Kevin Durant remains third overall in voting with 924,898 votes, only behind Kobe Bryant (977,444) in the Western Conference.
The current Western starters are Chris Paul, Kobe, KD, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard. In the East, it’s Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, LeBron, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett.
Durant is headed for his fourth All-Star Game appearances and his third as a starter.
Russell Westbrook is currently fifth among backcourt players with 232,074 votes, behind Paul, Kobe, Jeremy Lin (496,133) and James Harden (283,691). Despite being fifth in backcourt voting, Westbrook is almost a lock to be named to his third All-Star team this season.
Keep an eye on Serge Ibaka (111,963) though, who while checked in ninth in frontcourt players behind Durant, Howard, Griffin, Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love, Omer Asik and Rudy Gay, is a potential candidate to make the team. With Love being injured for a lot of the first half and Gasol not playing very well and there not being much buzz for LaMarcus Aldridge, Ibaka could sneak in.
Here are the full second voting returns:
Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 970,314; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 891,759; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 328,716; Chris Bosh (Mia) 308,194; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 260,000; Paul Pierce (Bos) 171,601; Joakim Noah (Chi) 129,331; Josh Smith (Atl) 111,260; Anderson Varejao (Cle) 99,955; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 90,996; Shane Battier (Mia) 88,800; Andrew Bynum (Phi) 84,939; Luol Deng (Chi) 76,400; Brook Lopez (BKN) 67,991; Jeff Green (Bos) 52,785.
Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 645,875; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 574,272; Deron Williams (BKN) 309,778; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 258,193; Ray Allen (Mia) 195,142; Monta Ellis (Mil) 71,287; Raymond Felton (NYK) 66,745; Jrue Holiday (Phi) 56,683; Jason Terry (Bos) 52,833; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 49,122.
Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 924,898; Dwight Howard (LAL) 616,150; Blake Griffin (LAC) 489,795; Tim Duncan (SA) 299,434; Pau Gasol (LAL) 197,377; Kevin Love (Min) 189,949; Omer Asik (Hou) 131,002; Rudy Gay (Mem) 125,562; Serge Ibaka (OKC) 111,963; Marc Gasol (Mem) 99,271; Zach Randolph (Mem) 97,778; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 97,090; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 93,491; Metta World Peace (LAL) 85,279; Chandler Parsons (Hou) 78,235.
Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 977,444; Chris Paul (LAC) 542,564; Jeremy Lin (Hou) 496,133; James Harden (Hou) 283,691; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 232,074; Steve Nash (LAL) 166,262; Tony Parker (SA) 111,032; Ricky Rubio (Min) 96,466; Stephen Curry (GS) 78,380; Manu Ginobili (SA) 70,813.