Trae Young Leads All-Star Voting

Trae Young (11) of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Trae Young (11) of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Taking a look at the first returns of NBA All-Star Votes, led by Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.

Just yesterday i wrote on the chances of Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks making the All-Star game, potentially even being a starter.

Well apparently, those odds are pretty good.

The round of voting returns were released this morning, with Trae leading all Eastern Conference guards in votes.

Only Luka Doncic and James Harden have more guard votes than Young.

The biggest arguement for the sophomore stud to miss the February contest is that the Hawks are the worst team in the league, amassing just 7 wins thus far.

That wasn’t a big deal for voters it seems.

Neither was it a big deal that Kyrie Irving has played in just 11 games this season, as although he’s been out since mid November with a injury, he trails only Trae Young in voting.

Kemba Walker, Derrick Rose and Zach LaVine round out the top 5.

Nothing is a lock just yet, but it’s looking good that Trae will be suiting up for the East All-Stars in Chicago, likely even in the starting lineup.

He’d be the first member of the Atlanta Hawks to make the team since Paul Millsap in 2017, and the first Hawks guard to make it since Jeff Teague in 2015.

Trae is averaging 28.5 points and over 8 assists per game thus far, joining only Luka in players in the league’s  top 5 for both categories.

It’s worth keeping in mind that this fan vote will be combined with both a players and coaches vote as well to pick the starters. The coaches and players’ pick should help out the popular vote aspect, likely killing D.Rose’s and Kyrie’s chances.

They shouldn’t be hesitant to letting  Trae Young in however, as he certainly deserves to make it, regardless of the team’s record.

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More voting returns should trickle out every few weeks until the All-star rosters are officially announced either late January or early February.

Make sure to keep voting for Young, as his lead could easily slip.