Raptors’ Pascal Siakam third among East forwards in NBA All-Star voting

Pascal Siakam steps up to collect his Toronto Raptors championship ring. (Alex D'Addese/Sportsnet)

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is currently third among Eastern Conference forwards in voting for the NBA All-Star Game.

Siakam, who is looking to make his first appearance in the All-Star Game, trails Giannis Antetokoumpo and Joel Embiid in voting. The 25-year-old is currently sidelined with a stretched groin and is averaging 25.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists on 45.7 per cent shooting from the field.

Raptors teammate Kyle Lowry sits eighth among guards in voting with Trae Young, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker occupying the top three spots.

In the Western Conference, Luka Doncic leads all guards in voting ahead of James Harden and Damian Lillard. LeBron James leads all frontcourt players in the West with Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard sitting second and third.

NBA fan votes account for 50 per cent of the vote with players (25 per cent), and a media panel (25 per cent) accounting for the rest. Voting will conclude on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday Jan. 20, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Each team will be drafted by two captains (the two players who received the most fan votes in each conference) who will choose from a pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves.

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago.

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