Sixers stars Joel Embiid, James Harden in 3rd place in All-Star voting

The 2023 NBA All-Star game in Utah is on Feb. 19 which means it’s time for the voting to begin. Millions of NBA fans around the world are beginning to place their votes for who they want to see in the mid-season showcase.

The Philadelphia 76ers have plenty of candidates for All-Stars so they will be featured in some capacity during the game. Joel Embiid and James Harden have been named to multiple All-Star games in their respective careers and on Thursday, the league revealed the initial fan voting returns.

Embiid is third in the Eastern Conference frontcourt voting with 2,226,712 votes while Harden is third in the East backcourt voting with 1,161,593 votes. Embiid is behind Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the frontcourt ad Harden is behind Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell in the backcourt.

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While looking at the initial voting returns and the players who are on that list, it is hard to see a guy like Tyrese Maxey make the All-Star game in 2023. Especially, when also considering the time he missed with the injury.

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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire