The NBA's first All-Star ballot returns are in, and Luka Dončić and Giannis Antetokounmpo are leading the fan vote. Among the surprises are Dwight Howard, Alex Caruso, Tacko Fall and Carmelo Anthony, none of whom are having All-Star-worthy seasons. At the top of the Western Conference's frontcourt is LeBron James, closely followed by Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard, while Melo and Dwight come in at No. 8 and No. 10 respectively.
Fan favorite Caruso made the Western Conference's guard list at No. 8, while the aforementioned Giannis topped the Eastern Conference's frontcourt list at No. 1.
The All-star voting will come to an end on Jan. 20, with the 2020 All-Star Game set to take place on Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago. People in the basketball world had plenty to say about the votes so far, with many dismissing the list as a "joke." Alex Caruso, in particular, was a popular topic of discussion after the list debuted.
The next fan voting update is expected to be released on Jan. 9.