NBA All-Star voting first returns: Eastern Conference starting five as of January 4

The Greek Freak leads all Eastern Conference players so far in the first All-Star vote returns. [Image via Bleacher Report/YouTube screencap]
The Greek Freak leads all Eastern Conference players so far in the first All-Star vote returns. [Image via Bleacher Report/YouTube screencap]

The first returns for the NBA's Eastern Conference All-Star voting are in with some interesting results.

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The first returns are in for the NBA All-Star voting. This year's game is in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the league's Hornets. Here are the five players (three frontcourt and two backcourt) that have the top votes so far.

1

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The Greek Freak has been having another outstanding season. He started out surging with some monster performances but has slowed down just a bit lately. Still, his team is looking good as things roar towards the halfway point. Giannis leads all East players with 991,561 votes so far.

2

Kawhi Leonard - Toronto Raptors

There were plenty of questions when Kawhi was traded to Toronto for DeRozan, especially after Leonard sat out for a stretch in San Antonio last season. However, he has easily answered any critics by leading his team to one of the best records in the Eastern Conference. Leonard currently has 774,172 votes from the fans.

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