Raptors' VanVleet, Siakam move up again in third All-Star vote returns

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) and forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrate during second-half action against the LA Clippers, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (CP/file)

Toronto Raptors stars Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam have both moved from eighth to seventh for their respective positions in Eastern Conference NBA All-Star voting after the third round of fan votes came in on Thursday.

LeBron James (6,827,449) and Stephen Curry (6,019,418) lead all players in voting, while Kevin Durant (5,496,513) and DeMar DeRozan (4,121,034) lead all Eastern Conference frontcourt and guards, respectively. Canada's own Andrew Wiggins is a 300,000-plus vote lead over Paul George for the third and final Western Conference frontcourt spot.

VanVleet has received 577,540 votes and Siakam has received 424,135.

Half of the voting totals by fans are used to determine the starting lineups; active players and members of the media determine the other half. NBA coaches then select the remaining reserve spots.

The NBA will reveal the 2022 All-Star Game starters on Jan. 27.

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