Isaiah Thomas has the 9th highest player efficiency rating in the east (22.08), only Kyle Lowry (23.32) and Reggie Jackson (22.27) have better marks among conference guards. He's averaging 20.9 points, 6.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game which are all currently career highs. Among qualified players, his 90.2 free throw percentage is the fifth best mark in the NBA.
He needs your help to get to the NBA All-Star game for the first time in his career.
The league released an update on fan voting, which will decide the East/West starters for the contest on February 14 in Toronto and the results weren't good for Boston's guard. Thomas currently sits at an embarrassing ninth in the backcourt field behind the likes of Jeremy Lin, Derrick Rose, and Kyrie Irving (who has only appeared in three games).
Kobe & LeBron lead first returns of #NBAAllStarTO Voting presented by @Verizon! Vote: https://t.co/7SYpaqHa1f pic.twitter.com/A31HDvJHm2— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) December 25, 2015
There's only one way to fix this travesty is to get voting! You can submit your ballot for I.T. here or send out a vote every day on Twitter using the hashtag #NBAVote with Isaiah's name, retweets all count as well. It also wouldn't hurt to vote through text by sending THOMAS to 69622.
All balloting ends on January 18 at 11:59pm and the top two backcourt vote-getters will be announced as the East's starters on January 21 at 7pm on TNT. There's still a chance for others to get in as reserves through coaching votes but at that point it is out of our hands.
Let's get Thomas the All-Star appearance he has earned!
For more information on how to vote for the NBA All-Star Game, look here.
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