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Grizzlies Insider: Ja Morant nearing All-Star starter selection

The Daily Memphian
The Daily Memphian
 2022-01-20

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Ja Morant is getting closer to grabbing a starting spot in the All-Star Game next month in Cleveland.

In the latest round of fan voting released on Thursday, which accounts for 50% in determining the game’s starters, Morant maintains around a 700,000-vote advantage over Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.

Fan voting for the game ends on Jan. 22, with the starters announced on Jan. 27. The media and players make up the other 50% in determining the game’s starters. The reserve players are selected by the league’s coaches.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James leads all players in All-Star voting with 6,827,449 votes. Morant is second among the Western Conference guards with 2,623,359 votes, behind only Warriors guard Steph Curry.

Should he be selected, it would be the star point guard’s first All-Star appearance. That appears likely now.

Morant also wants teammate Desmond Bane to join him that weekend. Bane would be available to play in the Rising Stars game and participate in the 3-point contest.


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