Skip to content

NBA All-Star Game: Two Raptors Stand Out

Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors are among the most popular with fans for an appearance in the NBA All-Star Game.

• Read also: Soccer: the daughter of ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman selected with the United States

• Read also: Raptors’ streak comes to an end

The Silver Circuit released preliminary results of the fan vote on Thursday, just over a week before the rosters were announced for the classic duel, which will take place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on February 20.

VanVleet is the most outstanding player in the Raptors this year. Heading into mid-season, the playmaker has his best career offensive averages with 22 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

He holds eighth in the popular vote among the Eastern Conference Guardsmen, a ranking led by former Raptors DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls).

Siakam is aiming for a second participation in the All-Star Game, after taking part in 2020. The Cameroonian was forced to miss ten games due to COVID-19, but still shows excellent statistics, as shown in faith his 8.3 rebounds per game.

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) are other fan favorites.

Remember that 10 players will be selected in each association thanks to the vote of the public, the media and the athletes. NBA coaches will choose the remaining 14 stars, while Commissioner Adam Silver will have a choice of possible replacements.

Fans have until January 22 to vote for their favorite basketball players.

To see also