Derrick Rose still among leaders in All-Star game voting

Derrick Rose still among leaders in All-Star game voting

December 26, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Mark Strotman

Derrick Rose hasn't played a game since Nov. 22, but you wouldn't know that based on the support he's received at the NBA All-Star Game ballot box.

In the most recent returns revealed by the NBA, Rose still ranks third among backcourt guards in the Eastern Conference with just shy of 300,000 votes. He's behind Miami's Dwyane Wade and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, who are in line to start in the East backcourt. And though Rose, an All-Star Game starter in 2011 and 2012, won't be healthy enough to play in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans, he's still received more votes than the likes of John Wall, Chris Bosh, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

Joakim Noah also has remained inside the East's frontcourt top-10, coming in at No. 7 (more than 101,000 votes). That rank is up two spots from the December voting, when Noah was ninth in frontcourt voting. Noah won't start -- Carmelo Anthony currently holds the final frontcourt starting spot with 580,000+ votes -- but a strong final month before final votes are tallied on Jan. 20 may push him forward. After a quiet November, Noah has averaged 13.1 points and 11.9 rebounds in 11 December games. He's been stout in a Bulls lineup decimated by injury, helping Tom Thibodeau's group stay afloat as they search for answers post-Derrick Rose.

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Luol Deng has missed seven games in December and, thus, seen his name fall from the top-10 in the Eastern Conference frontcourt. Deng, a two-time All-Star, is averaging a career-best 19.6 points per game but has missed time and doesn't have the success of the Bulls to add to his All-Star Game resume this February. Carlos Boozer also has fallen from the top-12, where he stood two weeks ago.

Here's how the top-10 has shaken out thus far in both conferences:

Western Conference

Backcourt

1. Kobe Bryant, Lakers: 723,031
2. Chris Paul, Clippers: 533,647
3. Stephen Curry, Warriors: 481,698
4. Jeremy Lin, Rockets 358,725
5. James Harden, Rockets: 270,476
6. Russell Westbrook, Thunder: 216,070
7. Tony Parker, Spurs 158,329
8. Damian Lillard, Blazers 105,880
9. Ricky Rubio, Wolves 81,829
10. Steve Nash, Lakers 81,377

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant, Thunder: 850,728
2. Dwight Howard, Houston: 408,623
3. Blake Griffin, Clippers: 399,357
4. Kevin Love, Wolves: 377,941
5. Tim Duncan, Spurs: 312,809
6. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland: 282,613
7. Anthony Davis, Pelicans: 188,589
8. Pau Gasol, Lakers: 177,883
9. Andre Iguodala, Warriors: 145,089
10. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas: 126,025

Eastern Conference

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade, Miami: 565,455
2. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland: 524,000
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago: 299,950
4. John Wall, Washington: 210,988
5. Ray Allen, Miami: 143,714
6. Rajon Rondo, Boston: 111,335
7. Deron Williams, Brooklyn: 74,047
8. George Hill, Indiana: 66,030
9. Lance Stephenson, Indiana: 50,444
10. DeMar DeRozan, Toronto: 48,744

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James, Miami: 854,105
2. Paul George, Indiana: 712,808
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York 580,795
4. Roy Hibbert, Indiana 304,829
5. Chris Bosh, Miami 222,861
6. Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn 137,520
7. Joakim Noah, Chicago 101,308
8. Andre Drummond, Detroit 91,132
9. Jeff Green, Boston 78,693
10. Tyson Chandler, New York 77,496