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NBA All-Star 2023: Kyle Kuzma remains seventh among Eastern frontcourt players after third round of returns

Barring a lot of love from the media and the players, it seems like Kuzma’s best chance of making the All-Star Game is as a reserve.

Washington Wizards v New York Knicks Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

The third round of NBA All-Star Game returns came out yesterday. Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma remained seventh place in fan voting for Eastern Conference frontcourt players. You can look the top 10 here.

All-Star voting is ending this Saturday on Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Because of that, it doesn’t seem likely that Kuzma will be able to make up millions of votes to catch up to Jayson Tatum, who is third place.

In the old days, fan voting alone would count for the All-Star Game’s starters. I am a proponent of that. But today, we have the NBA Electoral College, where your vote only counts for 50 percent of the score to determine starters. Players get to vote as well for 25 percent of the score. Selected media also get to vote for 25 percent of the score.

Wizards fans are quite critical of their own players and often deny voting for them to the All-Star Game. Sure, Kuzma isn’t efficient. But can’t we all have some fun here?

Here’s hoping that the NBA Electoral College works a bit more in Kuz’s favor.