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.

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The Silver Tour released preliminary fan voting results Thursday, just over a week away from announcing rosters for the Head-to-Head Classic, which will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Feb. 20.

VanVleet is the most outstanding player for the Raptors this year. As the mid-season approaches, the point guard is posting career-best offensive averages with 22 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

He holds the eighth most popular vote among Eastern Conference guards, a ranking that is led by former Raptors DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls).

Siakam is aiming for a second appearance in the all-star game, after having taken part in it in 2020. The Cameroonian was forced to miss a dozen games due to COVID-19, but still shows excellent statistics, as do 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 pick the remaining 14 stars, while commissioner Adam Silver will pick potential replacements.

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

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