Rockets’ Christian Wood at No. 8 in fan voting for All-Star frontcourt

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Among frontcourt players in the Western Conference, Rockets center Christian Wood ranks No. 8 overall in All-Star fan voting conducted through Wednesday. He is the only Houston player in the Top 10 rankings.

The fan vote accounts for half of the voting that determines All-Star starters. Players make up 25%, as does a panel of media members. Since only three frontcourt players start, Wood is a longshot to earn that honor, since he already trails Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard — currently at No. 3 in frontcourt fan voting — by over a million votes.

However, Wood could still qualify as a reserve. All 30 NBA head coaches are given a ballot with the ability to select three frontcourt players, two backcourt players, and two wild-card picks from each conference. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is expected to be held on March 7 in Atlanta.

If selected, a reserve could eventually become a starter this year, should one of the starters be injured or choose not to participate.

Now 25 years old, the 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 22.3 points (55.3% FG, 39.7% on 3-pointers) and 10.4 rebounds in 31.9 minutes per game during his breakout season with the Rockets.

Fan voting for 2021 NBA All-Stars continues through Tuesday, Feb. 16. Details on how to vote online and on Twitter are available here.

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