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2013 NBA All-Star Ballot

Cast a vote and send your favorite players to Houston


Kevin Durant - 2012 NBA All-Star Game

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Western Conference dunks during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center

Getty Images / Ronald Martinez
Updated November 22, 2012
The voting process for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game is underway, and the league has add some interesting wrinkles to the the process this season.

A Hole in the Middle

The most obvious change from years past may be the elimination of the center position from the ballot. This year, fans will select two guards and three "frontcourt players" - as opposed to two guards, two forwards and a center.

The change solves what many call the "Tim Duncan problem." By any reasonable standard, Duncan is a center - one of the best in NBA history. But for reasons that have never been totally clear, he insists on being called a power forward. The only time that made a real difference was on all-star ballots; Duncan would be listed with other highly deserving forwards - think Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony (before his trade to the Knicks), Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge - while much less-deserving players would be listed on the ballot at center. We can joke about Yao Ming drawing millions of votes even though he was unable to play, but even an injured Yao was a more compelling choice than, say, Chris Kaman or Brendan Haywood.

There simply aren't that many traditional centers in the league these days. Better to let fans simply select their three favorite "bigs".

How to Vote

As always, fans can vote using paper ballots at NBA arenas, or submit their votes online at NBA.com/ASB.

Fans can also submit votes via text message or social media.

  • To text your vote: simply send the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA")
  • To vote via Twitter: Send a tweet with the player's first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABALLOT. Only one vote via Twitter per day will be accepted.
  • To vote via Facebook: a custom app will allow fans to fill out the complete ballot and share selections with Facebook friends.
Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17, during a special one-hour NBA on TNT pregame show at 7 p.m. ET featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith.

The Ballot

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players - 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences - with 36 frontcourt and 24 guards from each conference comprising the list. Voters select three frontcourt and two guards from each conference.

The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Steve Aschburner (NBA.com), Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Kenny Smith (TNT).

Eastern Conference Guards

Select two of the following:
Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic
Ray Allen, Miami Heat
Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Monta Ellis, Milwaukee Bucks
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats
George Hill, Indiana Pacers
Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks
Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks
Jason Terry, Boston Celtics
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

Select three of the following:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors
Shane Battier, Miami Heat
Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
Andrew Bynum, Philadelphia 76ers
Omri Casspi, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks
Samuel Dalembert, Milwaukee Bucks
Glen Davis, Orlando Magic
Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
Jeff Green, Boston Celtics
Al Harrington, Orlando Magic
Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Kris Humphries, Brooklyn Nets
Ersan Ilyasova, Milwaukee Bucks
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
Byron Mullens, Charlotte Bobcats
Nene, Washington Wizards
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Emeka Okafor, Washington Wizards
Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers
Gerald Wallace, Brooklyn Nets
David West, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers

Western Conference Guards

Select two of the following:
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Chauncey Billups, LA Clippers
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
Darren Collison, Dallas Mavericks
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns
Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
Eric Gordon, New Orleans Hornets
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets
Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets
Kevin Martin, Oklahoma City Thunder
Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers
O.J. Mayo, Dallas Mavericks
Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets
Steve Nash, LA Lakers
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Chris Paul, LA Clippers
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Marcus Thornton, Sacramento Kings
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Western Conference Frontcourt

Select three of the following:
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Hornets
Omer Asik, Houston Rockets
Nicolas Batum, Portland Trail Blazers
Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Pau Gasol, LA Lakers
Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies
Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns
Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Grant Hill, LA Clippers
Dwight Howard, LA Lakers
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets
Al Jefferson, Utah Jazz
Chris Kaman, Dallas Mavericks
Andrei Kirilenko, Minnesota Timberwolves
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shawn Marion, Dallas Mavericks
Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kendrick Perkins, Oklahoma City Thunder
Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
Luis Scola, Phoenix Suns
Metta World Peace, LA Lakers
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