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Sabonis still absent in latest round of NBA All-Star Game voting returns

Jan 11, 2024, 9:15 AM | Updated: 9:18 am

Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings is drafted by Team Giannis prior to the 2023 NBA All Star ...

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 19: Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings is drafted by Team Giannis prior to the 2023 NBA All Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at Vivint Arena on February 19, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

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The second returns of the NBA All-Star Game ballots have been released and Mr. Double Double is still nowhere to be found.

On Thursday, the NBA released the latest voting returns and Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis is absent in the front court category yet again.

Last season, De’Aaron Fox (first selection) and Sabonis (third selection) became the first Kings teammates to be named to the same NBA All-Star team since Peja Stojakovic and Brad Miller were selected during the 2003-04 season. Sabonis was added as a reserve and Fox was an injury replacement.

The three-time All-Star is averaging 20.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game on 60.4 percent shooting. That’s a career-high in points and rebounds while tying his career-best in assists. Not to mention, he’s leading the entire NBA in rebounds, double-doubles, and is second in the league in triple-doubles.

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Fox is the only member of the Beam Team within the Top 10 in either category. He’s currently sandwiched between Ja Morant, who’s out for the remainder of the season with an injury, and Devin Booker, who’s only played 28 games this season.

The 73rd annual All-Star game takes place in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 18, on TNT.

How NBA All-Star Game voting works

Less than a month remains for fans to vote in their favorite Kings players. Fans can vote once a day on the NBA app or on NBA.com.

There are four more chances when fans vote where their ballot will count three times: Friday, Jan. 5, Friday, Jan. 12, Monday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 19 from 12:01 a.m. ET – 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans account for 50% of the vote, with current players and a media panel accounting for 25% each.

TNT will reveal the All-Star game starters on Thursday, Jan. 25. The reserves, who are selected by NBA coaches, are announced a week later on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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