The second fan vote returns for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game were released on Thursday. Five Celtics remain in the mix: Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Tacko Fall.
There was a significant increase in voting from the last set of returns, but none of the Celtics moved up in the rankings.
Walker is third among the East’s guards and Tatum is fifth among the conference’s forwards. They should have no problem getting votes from the league’s head coaches to get in as reserves, if it comes to that.
Opening up at No. 7 among Eastern Conference guards was a good start for Brown, but he needed to make up some more ground in this round of returns. He’s right there with Zach LaVine, Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons, who are all chasing Derrick Rose, who’s at No. 4.