Kristaps Porzingis fell just on the outside looking in to be a starter in the 2018 All-Star game, finishing behind LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid in the frontcourt. Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozen were voted in as guards. The All-Star game will be held on February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
After a hot start to the season and pushing the Knicks to an overachieving record, both Porzingis and the Knicks have regressed of late, though Porzingis still has impressive numbers. He's averaging 23.6 points on 43 percent shooting with 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
The All-Star starters were decided between the fans, players and media: fan vote accounted for 50 percent, while current players and basketball media each accounted for 25 percent each of the equation.
This season the All-Star game's format will change, as it won't be East vs. West, but captains will pick teams. The captains are each conference's highest vote-getters, James and Steph Curry, who led the West in votes. Curry is joined by James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
Porzingis and the Knicks, coming off a demoralizing loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, are next in action against the Jazz on Friday night at 10:30 p.m.