No Nets made the cut for the All-Star starters, but fans did their best in trying to get them to Los Angeles.
The Spencer Dinwiddie #NBAVote campaign produced 30,782 votes, second most on the team. D’Angelo Russell got 8,000 more and Jeremy Lin, despite huge Asian fan base, secured 200 fewer than his back-up. Quincy Acy was the only other Net to get more than 10,000 fan votes. He finished with more than 12,000, mystifying some Nets fans!
Of course, the all-star tally was based on more than fan votes. Media members and players had weighted roles as well. In that weighted voting, Dinwiddie got more respect, with he and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both getting eight votes from players.
All told, in the weighted rankings, Dinwiddie finished a very respectable 15th among Eastern Conference guards (ahead of J.J. Redick, Derrick Rose, Avery Bradley, Kyle Korver, even Dennis Schroder!) DLo, despite missing 33 straight games, finished 18th. JLin finished 29th. Caris LeVert finished 37th.
Up front, Acy finished 41st in the weighted ranking and RHJ 45th. Jarrett Allen finished 49th.
Beyond those totals, there were the weird votes by players, as the New York Post points out...
Tyler Zeller, who is 10th on the Nets in minutes per game at 17.6, received four votes from the players. So did Jahlil Okafor, who barely played for the 76ers before getting traded to the Nets. He has played 138 minutes this season.
Now, some have raised the question, did players vote for themselves? And why? A mystery so far unsolved.
- The All-Star voting by NBA players is a hilarious mess - Corey Masisak - New York Post