We’re coming up on five years since the Phoenix Suns had a player chosen to the Western Conference All-Star team. That season, 2011-12, Steve Nash earned the honor for his eighth and final time. Nash, so often a favorite in the fan vote, was a Western Conference coaches selection. On Monday it was announced that All-Star voting would be expanded even further, this time allowing other players to vote.
Players and media will make up 50 percent of All-Star starters voting this year. https://t.co/9BLNkoTZsi— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) December 19, 2016
The fans command 50% of the vote, with the other half being split between the players and the media. Voting procedures for all three entities will be the same, two backcourt players and three frontcourt players. Obviously you can only vote once, but you can vote for yourself or your teammates. DID YOU HEAR THAT BOOGIE?
Voting opens on Christmas Day and will run through January 16th. The 2017 NBA All-Star game will be played February 19th in New Orleans.