Rondo, Garnett among leading All-Star vote getters


Rondo, Garnett among leading All-Star vote getters

BOSTON The Boston Celtics may be struggling to win games, but you wouldn't know it by the latest round of All-Star ballots.

The C's currently have two players -- Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett -- who are on track to start in next month's All-Star game.

Fans across the globe vote for the starting five, which consists of two guards and three frontcourt players.

Rondo is currently second among Eastern Conference guards with 675,822 votes. He trails Miami's Dwyane Wade, who has 765,077 votes.

Garnett is third among Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 390,751 votes. He trails Miami's LeBron James (1,151,304 votes) and New York's Carmelo Anthony (1,054,099).

In the Western Conference, the current starting five has an all-Los Angeles backcourt of Lakers star Kobe Bryant -- who leads all vote-getters with 1,177,456 votes -- and Clippers point guard Chris Paul with 651,893 votes. The Western Conference frontcourt starters currently are Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (1,088,797), Lakers big man Dwight Howard (716,671) and Clippers forward Blake Griffin (593,024).

Report: Celtics 'expected' to talk to Mavs about deal for Bogut

Report: Celtics 'expected' to talk to Mavs about deal for Bogut

The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".

Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.

According to, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.