January 07, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Golden State's Draymond Green has moved into third place in voting for the Western Conference frontcourt, putting him in position to start in the NBA All-Star Game.

Green is about 1,300 votes ahead of San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard in the closest race for a starting spot. Kobe Bryant, the leading vote-getter with more than 1.2 million votes, and Kevin Durant are ahead of them among West frontcourt players.

NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook are the leaders at guard for the Feb. 14 game in Toronto.

LeBron James, Paul George and Detroit's Andre Drummond top the East frontcourt, with Drummond about 5,600 votes ahead of perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony. Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving top the ballot at guard.

Starters will be announced Jan. 21.

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