Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,568,259; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 826,130; Tim Duncan (SA) 776,225; Pau Gasol (LAL) 754,070; Kevin Durant (OKC) 556,847; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 504,725; Luis Scola (Hou) 437,944; Shawn Marion (Dal) 295,310; Ron Artest (LAL) 266,554; Lamar Odom (LAL) 194,567; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 177,663.
But among small forwards, Durant is really second behind Carmelo Anthony (if you count Dirk as a power forward). I wouldn’t disagree with that by any means. Durant is the youngest highest vote getter (did that makes sense?) in the league right now with his 555,000+ votes. He’s not going to be a starter but he’s clearly going to be going. (But then again, voting doesn’t end until Jan. 18… GO VOTE.)
But still, it’s hard to ignore KD having 200,000 fewer votes than Tracy McGrady and almost 400,000 fewer than Allen Iverson. I know fans vote for what they want to see and blah blah blah, but something is seriously wrong with this if those two guys start. You have Kevin Durant, who is fourth in the league in scoring and is playing as well as ANYONE in the league behind two guys that have barely played any by a combined 900,000 votes. That, is pretty screwed up.