Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo has been having a tremendous season but he has fallen from initially ranking third in All-Star voting among Eastern Conference guards to fourth. He currently has 385,448 votes and that trails Kyrie Irving (1,370,643), DeMar DeRozan (537,168), and Ben Simmons (385,448).
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 11, 2018
The fan voting will end on January 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET, so it is too late for him to receive a sufficient number of votes to be named a starter for the All-Star game. It proved to be too difficult for fans of the Pacers, Indiana Hoosiers, and of Oladipo in general to outperform the significantly bigger markets such as Boston, Toronto, and Philadelphia.
In one of my first columns for the Kokomo Tribune, I wrote about why I believe that he deserves to start in the All-Star game. While it’s essentially impossible for him to get enough votes to start, he will almost certainly be representing the Pacers in Los Angeles at the very least as a reserve if not as a starter.
Regardless of whether or not he gets to start in the NBA All-Star Game, it has been quite an incredible season for Oladipo. He has produced impressive averages of 24.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks. His production has made him the leading candidate for Most Improved Player of the Year and could earn him a spot on an All-NBA team.