Rondo still getting Eastern Conference All-Star votes

Rondo still getting Eastern Conference All-Star votes
December 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
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BOSTON — Gone but not totally forgotten is where Rajon Rondo stands when it comes to All-Star balloting.

Despite not playing a game this season, the four-time all-star is sixth among Eastern Conference backcourt players in balloting, with 80,889 votes.

Celtics forward Jeff Green is eighth among frontcourt players with 55,912 votes.

Leading all vote-getters is Miami's LeBron James with 609,336 followed by Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (607,407) and Kobe Bryant (501,215) of the Los Angeles Lakers.

If the starting five were chosen today, James, Indiana's Paul George and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks would be in the frontcourt for the East, and joining them in the backcourt would be Miami's Dwyane Wade and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving.

For the West, Durant, Houston's Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin would be joined by Bryant and Chris Paul, although Golden State's Stephen Curry (327,449 votes) trails Paul by less than 70,000 votes.

The NBA All-Star Game will be in New Orleans Feb. 16. Balloting ends Jan. 20, with the starters announced on Jan. 23.