The 2018-19 season just got a little better for Paul George, as the Thunder’s superstar small forward has been named a starter in February 17’s All-Star Game in Charlotte. George received 3.1 million fan votes to secure one of the five starting positions available to Western Conference players.
A look at the complete list of starters out of the Western Conference, as selected by fan, media, and player voting:
George is in the midst of a stellar second season in Oklahoma City, averaging career-high numbers in scoring (27 PPG), rebounds (7.9), and steals (2.3), while also shooting 38.9 percent from long range. This is his sixth All-Star selection overall and his first time starting in the Western Conference. He earned two starting spots while playing in the East with the Indiana Pacers.
All-Star reserves will be selected by the coaches and are scheduled to be announced on January 31 at 6:00 PM CST on TNT. Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams, who both did very well in the first round of voting, will have to wait a bit longer to find out if they made the cut.
Check out how the fans, media, and players voted below.
Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid were voted in as the Eastern Conference starters.