NBA releases voting schedule for 2021 All-Star teams originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The NBA doesn't yet know if it will have an in-person All-Star game this season, but regardless, selections for the teams will be made.
On Wednesday, the league announced the schedule for the voting process:
Jan. 28, noon ET (11 a.m. CT) -- Fan voting begins
Feb. 4 -- Fan voting update
Feb. 11 -- Fan voting update
Feb. 16, 11:59 p.m. ET (10:59 p.m. CT) -- Fan voting ends
Feb. 18 -- Starters announced
Feb. 23 -- Reserves announced
Fans -- who can vote through NBA.com, the NBA app or Twitter -- account for 50 percent of the final vote, with panels of media and current players making up 25 percent each. Each conference receives two guards and three frontcourt players in its starting five. The fan vote breaks any ties.
Find full details on voting methodology here.
The Bulls will have one player reasonably in contention for a berth: Zach LaVine. LaVine has made another jump forward in his seventh season, averaging 27 points (t-8th in the NBA), 5.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds -- all career highs -- on 50.2 percent field goal shooting, 39.7 percent from 3 (8.6 attempts per game). He's often listed earning the distinction of All-Star as a goal, and he's put himself in the best position of his career to achieve it this season.
It's in the hands of the voters now.
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