In the first returns of All-Star voting, Kevin Durant has the third-most votes overall with 605,965, behind LeBron James (641,348) and Kobe Bryant (639,419).
If the voting ended today — which it doesn’t — your Western starters would be Chris Paul, Kobe, KD, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard.
East starters: Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, LeBron, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett.
KD has been named a Western starter the last two seasons, and an All-Star the last three. He was named All-Star Game MVP last season in Orlando. Westbrook was named to his second All-Star team last season.
This season saw a change in the ballot as the center position has been eliminated with just “backcourt” and “frontcourt” players being the option. Meaning KD is technically the same position as Dwight Howard.
Russell Westbrook is fifth (143,437) among Western backcourt players behind Kobe, CP3 (353,603), Jeremy Lin (298,319) and James Harden (196,108). So among just point guards, Westbrook is currently third in voting.
Serge Ibaka (68,285) is currently ninth among Western frontcourt players.